Profoundly deaf teenager tops class in accountancy exam
- Credit: Barking and Dagenham College
A teenager who is profoundly deaf has passed his accountancy exam with flying colours.
Barking and Dagenham College student Lewis McCormack, from Romford, came top of the class with a score of 96 per cent in his access award in bookkeeping course.
The maths whizz is now a step closer to realising his goal of working in accounting, something he has dreamed of since he was 14.
With his choice of college, the 17-year-old follows in the footsteps of dad Mark who completed a plastering course there in 2012.
In his studies, Lewis was supported with British sign language by Denise Hajduga, who is one of the college's educational communicators, since September.
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Denise said: “Lewis has excelled. [He] is kind, friendly, enthusiastic and keen to learn and progress with his education. He wants to make his family proud.”
Having achieved such a great result, Lewis now plans to stay on at the college to study accountancy further.
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