Hard-working students and staff at Melton Vale Post-16 Centre (MV16) are celebrating another impressive haul of A-level results.
Provisional figures for MV16 showed an improvement on last year’s record-breaking number of A* grades, with 14 per cent of students achieving at least one A* grade. The overall pass rate was 99 per cent.
Top achiever Krzysztof Malinowski (19), of Melton, said he felt ‘brilliant and successful’ after gaining three A*s in chemistry, biology and physics and an A in maths.
Krzysztof, who is Polish and came to Melton three years ago, will be going on to study medicine at the University of Nottingham.
Sam Gregory (18) was thrilled with his A*s in biology and for his extended project along with As in chemistry and psychology.
He said: “I had no idea until I opened my envelope. I did better than I thought, both of my A*s were a surprise. I still can’t believe it, I’m speechless.”
Another MV16 student left speechless on results day, quite literally, was Lydia Sherlock. Despite being unable to put her joy into words, after losing her voice, she celebrated three A grades and will be going on to Loughborough University to study psychology.
Joe Dennison (18), of Barkestone-le-Vale, was screaming with delight, waking up his whole house, after hearing he’d secured his university place. Hopefully his parents and sister will forgive him for their lack of sleep after he scooped better than expected grades of two Bs in geography and sociology and a C in English. Joe, who had expected to get a B and two Cs, will be studying journalism at Nottingham Trent University.
Another anxious MV16 student up bright and early to check he’d got his place to study biochemistry at the University of Nottingham was George Crowther (18), of Hose.
George, who celebrated achieving two A*s in chemistry and biology and an A in maths, said: “I’m really pleased with my chemistry result. It’s probably the subject I struggled with the most throughout the year and after the exam I wasn’t too confident so I’m delighted with the grade I got.”
Other top achievers at MV16 included Anna Harvey (18), of Little Dalby, who gained three As in English, law and politics. She said: “I’m so happy. I knew I’d got a place to study law at the University of Leeds but I didn’t know what grades I’d got. I thought I’d done really badly in some of my exams so I’m really pleased.”
Lauren Green (18), of Burton Lazars, said she felt ‘overwhelmed, shocked and excited” after achieving 2 A*s in English literature and economics and a B in history. She will be studying a history degree at the University of Birmingham.
Beaming smiles were also on the faces of relieved student Joelle Whenham-Bossy (18), who gained three As and an A* and Brandt Saddington (18), of Melton, who got an A*, an A and a B, and Charlea Harrison (18), of Old Dalby, who achieved an A* and two As.
Joelle, who did better than she predicted, is going to be studying psychology at Loughborough University, Brandt will be doing maths with computer science at Keele University and Charlea, who achieved full marks in her English literature exam, will be studying English literature with creative writing at Lancaster University.
Successful students praised the standard of teaching and educational resources at MV16 which was rated outstanding by Ofsted inspectors earlier this year.
MV16’s head of centre Kirstie Black said: “Once again I’m delighted with this set of A-level results. I’m very proud of each and every single achievement of our students and look forward to celebrating their success later in the year at our presentation evening.”