Finding out that I could study to become a doctor without taking A Levels was amazing and really fuelled my ambition and focus

George Zambas,

George Zambas

Studied: Access to Higher Education Diploma in Medicine and Medical Biosciences

Destination: Studying Medicine at Brighton and Sussex Medical School

George left school with a D in GCSE French but this year celebrated gaining a university place to study medicine after taking an Access to Higher Education Diploma in Medicine and Medical Biosciences course. He hopes to become a GP or a Urology surgeon after finishing his degree at Brighton and Sussex Medical School.

He said: “I realised that I had not given myself a good enough chance in education when I was younger. I had reached the ceiling when it came to working in administration and I wanted to see what I was capable of.

“Before finding this course I could not conceive that a route to university like this existed. Finding out that I could study to become a doctor without taking A Levels was amazing and really fuelled my ambition and focus.”