Henrietta Jarvis, who has dreamt of being a vet since she was at primary school.
She’s won a place to study veterinary medicine at the University of Nottingham
But although the Ripon Grammar School student scored outstanding A-level results, she will delay taking up her degree course – because she will be busy calving and lambing.
She saved up to buy her own flock of 20 ewes after her GCSEs and has been rising at 4am throughout the summer holidays to tend to her sheep before heading to work on a dairy farm.
Yet she still achieved A* grades in chemistry and maths and an A in biology.
The 18-year-old, whose grandparents are farmers, was also awarded a A* grade for her extended project qualification (EPQ) which examined the environmental impact of veganism.
Henrietta, from Roecliffe, outside Boroughbridge, is now looking forward to taking up her degree course in April.
“I am hoping to expand my flock this autumn and buy some more ewes, so will be able to manage the lambing season alongside other farm duties.”