For most students, attending school and studying for GCSEs is a full-time occupation.
But Rastrick High School student Caius Lee has manage to juggle his exams with a busy role as acting director of music at St Martin’s Parish Church in Brighouse.
Organist and chorister Caius, 16, who lives in Bradford, took on the organist role at the church in February, just as the countdown began to his GCSEs.
He still achieved 11 GCSEs and now goes on to study for his A levels at Greenhead College.
He also becomes organ scholar at Bradford Cathedral from September and hopes eventually to go to Oxbridge.
Caius said: “I’d initially volunteered to play for St Martin’s as they were without an organist. I ended up staying on a voluntary basis as their acting music director, taking choir rehearsals and conducting for services until exam week.
“During this time, I developed the existing young trebles there and recruited more from the annual Brighouse Church Schools Choir Competition.”
Recently he conducted a service at Southwark Cathedral and sang for a week of services at Winchester Cathedral as part of the RSCM Millenium Youth Choir.
He will be playing piano at the Canal Beer and Music Festival this weekend, then playing short lunchtime recitals at the Smith Gallery for the Brighouse Arts Festival in September.
Proud mum Jessica added: “It has been hard work, but Caius is passionate about his music.”
Caius is running Treble Talents, music workshops for anyone between eight and 13 interested in singing, from 10am to 4pm next Monday to Friday at St John the Divine, St John Street, Rastrick. Call 07858 930 889 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place.