GCSE exams were a quiet affair for Leigh Tidswell Brown.
A bout of highly contagious chickenpox meant the teenager had to sit them alone at his grandma's Huddersfield home.
Hardly the best preparation for such an important stage of a teenager's life.
But, now aged 21, Leigh has graduated from Hull University with a BA Hons degree.
His proud grandma, Mrs Doreen Brown, of Hill Tree Park, Crosland Hill, said he achieved excellent results - he got nine GCSEs - despite still feeling under the weather when he sat the exams at her house five years ago.
A teacher from Salendine Nook High School was called in to invigilate as Leigh sat the exams at his grandparents' house as his parents were on holiday.
At the time Leigh said: "It was a bit lonely and I did not feel 100% when I took them, but the only other option would have been to resit a year later."
After completing his GCSEs he went on to study an NVQ in administration at a college in Huddersfield before studying at Hull University's Scarborough campus.
He graduates with a BA (Hons) professional studies in primary education with ICT and QTS on July 17.
Mrs Brown said: "We are very proud that he has achieved what he set out for. And Leigh has honoured us with taking the name of Brown. He is now Leigh James Tidswell Brown."
Leigh said: "After my GCSEs I went on to do an NVQ level 3 in administration which didn't have exams so it wasn't until last October when I sat my QTS exams that I actually sat an exam `that mattered' in exam conditions!"
He has been supply teaching for four months and takes up his full time teaching post as a year five teacher at Littletown Junior and Nursery School, in Liversedge, in September.
* Chickenpox is caused by a virus called varicella zoster. It can develop into all-over blisters.
Chickenpox is most common at the end of winter and the start of spring.