An 84-year-old care home resident, who failed his physics exam five times whilst at school, is hoping to fulfil his lifelong wish of completing his secondary education.

Ernie Puffett, from Chichester, West Sussex, has returned to school after 66 years with the hope he can finally pass his GCSE physics exam next summer.

Mr Puffett told the PA news agency: “I wanted to retake my GCSE as I failed it so many times when I was in school.

“I really think I can pass it this time with all the help I am getting and I would be elated if I did.

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