The daily femail UK News A model student who tragically lost both her parents within months of each other has been told the only way she can continue doing her A-levels is to become pregnant. Kirsty Oldfield, 17, was left devastated and penniless after parents Chris and Jackie died eight months apart. With only state benefits to live on, she moved in with her older sister and tried to continue with her studies. The sixth former at Salt Grammar School in Baildon, West Yorks, has been surviving on part-time earnings as a waitress and small handouts since she was orphaned. Model student:17-year-old Kirsty Oldfield has been told the only way she can continue doing her A-levels is to become pregnant But her financial situation is becoming so desperate she now faces having to leave school to get a full time job, ending her dream of of going to university to become a criminal psychologist. The only state cash Kirsty receives is an Education Maintenance Allowance of £30 ($70) a week. And when she enquired after further benefits she was told she would only qualify if she became pregnant. The situation was described as "outrageous" by her local MP Philip Davies. Kirsty's dad, Chris Oldfield, suffered a fatal heart attack in a supermarket car park, aged 46, in January this year. His death came only eight months after her mum Jackie died while Kirsty was studying for her GCSE exams at the-then family home Shipley, West Yorks. Kirsty tragically lost both her parents within months of each other Initially, she was entitled to claim income support and housing benefit but even that was taken away from her because she earned too much money - £150 ($325 approx) per week - while temporarily working at The Connection restaurant in Shipley. Despite cutting her hours to 14 per week which earns her about £70,($145) she still cannot claim a penny. Kirsty said: "I said to my head teacher that I might be dropping out because I can't afford to carry on. "My teachers said that there must be something that I could do but I have asked my benefits adviser and they said I can't claim for anything. "They said the only way I can claim anything is by becoming pregnant and I don't want to do that because it is wasting my life." Kirsty, who is in her first year of a two-year course studying A-levels in ICT, Sociology and General Studies, is now living with her half-sister Maggie Blackburn and Maggie's boyfriend Andrew Roberts, both 20. She will be entitled to money in a trust fund from the sale of her parents' home when she is 21 and a grant to put her through university but first she has to complete her A-level studies. But she is now struggling to continue her education at a time when the Government proposes to raise the school-leaving age to 18 by 2015. Teacher Max Robinson, who helped Kirsty to gain four A grades in her GCSEs, said: "I was her teacher during the time when her mum died and she battled on at school. She was unbelievable. "Then she lost her dad and, amazingly, she was still coming into school. She's a role model to students and a promising pupil. She gives 100 per cent all the time." A church and the school had offered small grants to see Kirsty past Christmas. Mr Robinson, who has enlisted the help of constituency MP Mr Davies, said: "She seems to be in this tiny loophole in the system. It is horrendous." Mr Davies has now demanded answers from Schools Minister Ed Balls about how such a situation can happen. He said: "This is just the most deeply tragic and heart-rending situation. "It would be tragic for anyone to be in this situation, especially a talented pupil who really wants to be there. "The school has been incredibly supportive and offered all the help that it can but it can only do so much. "If anybody is in a position to help and really wants to do something to make a difference to this person's life, then I couldn't think of anyone more deserving." I think this story is really sad.