Simon Boothroyd lost both of his parents and has been looked after by his foster parents for the past three years.
He said his family have been really supportive, but in the run up to his exams, he has had a tougher time than most:
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The main rainfall event associated with Storm Dennis may be over but we are not out of the woods yet...
Emergency services were called after reports of a driver and passenger trapped in a car near Newcastleton.
A combination of heavy rain and melted snow caused rivers in Cumbria and the south of Scotland to burst their banks.