A Manchester man awoke yesterday to the life changing news that he had achieved a whopping 10 A stars in his GCSE results.
Binman, Stu Dent, 39, from Salford now plans to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a neuro surgeon.
Mr Dent said "I left school in '87, with only a CSE in woodwork. My options were limited back then so I went on the bins. You can imagine my delight and surprise when I opened the post and found that I had done so well."
He went on "I was all the more surprised because I haven't even been following any academic study programme. I've certainly not sat any exams. I did do a flower arranging course back in '92 but nothing since" he added.
Education minister, Itzer Mistry, said "It just goes to show that being a binman shouldn't preclude one from greater things."
There was further joy for Mr Dent as the same letter included his masters degree in clinical neuroscience.