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Exam success for Manchester attack victim who took test from sofa

Millie Robson told her mother almost straight after coming out of surgery that she still wanted to sit the exam.

A courageous teenager who suffered terrible shrapnel injuries in the Manchester terrorist attack has aced her GCSE English exam a year early after taking the test lying on her sofa.

Millie Robson, who attends Woodham Academy, in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, told her mother almost straight after coming out of surgery that she still wanted to sit the exam.

Along with her friend Laura Anderson, both 15, she was struck by the blast that killed 22 people in Manchester Arena.

Despite suffering awful injuries, she bravely directed the emergency services away from her in the aftermath to treat others more seriously wounded.

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Millie Robson, 15, from Co Durham, recovering at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital (Peter Byrne/PA)

Coming into school to collect her result, she found out she had achieved a 6 in her English language exam.

“I’m really happy with my result,” she said.

“I always saw myself doing it because I was really determined to do the exam and come back to school as quick as possible.

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Millie met the Queen while she was recovering (Peter Byrne/PA)

“I took it three days after I came out of hospital and did it on my couch with the invigilator sat in the corner.

“I did it on a tray lying on the couch, it was a lot less stressful than what it would have been in the hall.”

She had already met Ariana Grande before the concert having won a competition and was then pictured meeting the Queen in her hospital bed.

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