A schoolgirl is pursuing her dream of a ballet career after securing 10 A grades in her exams - following fears she would not dance again.

Amy Pollock, from, Clarkston has scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, and was told she needed urgent surgery as she prepared to sit her exams at Williamwood High School.

And the 15-year-old decided to postpone the operation, so she could sit her nine National 5 exams and Higher dance along with her friends.

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The surgery at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh on June 6 was successful and yesterday morning, Amy received a text to say she had achieved straight As.

Amy said: “I was so shocked and happy that all the work was worth it. Dancing feels like home and my dancing family is my second family.

“I spend a lot of my spare time dancing, so it was hectic having to study at the same time.

"It was hard facing the prospect of surgery before sitting my exams, but I just had to concentrate and work hard because surgery might have taken away my dance, but I wasn’t going to let it take my grades as well.”

Williamwood High deputy head teacher Kate Sinclair said: “Amy is a girl with a tremendous work ethic but to go into those exams knowing she had an operation coming up and then get 10 As, I am so, so proud of her.”

Amy has since made a full recovery and has secured a place in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland for Ballet.

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