A-level joy for school

Students from Mildenhall College celebrate their A-level results
Students from Mildenhall College celebrate their A-level results
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STUDENTS at Mildenhall College have set themselves up for a bright future after achieving an A-level pass rate of 96 per cent.

The school recorded the highest ever number of students receiving A*-C grades, with 62 per cent falling in this bracket, as well as maintaining last year’s pass rate.

Susan Byles, headteacher, said: “These are the college’s best ever results with a significant increase in the number of students achieving top grades particularly A* and A grades.

“I am so pleased for the students whose hard work, together with the excellent support of dedicated teachers, has really paid off.”

A number of the college’s students achieved outstanding results.

Natalie Fuller, 18, of Mildenhall, will be heading to study at Oxford University after achieving five A* grades.

Natalie achieved scores of 100 per cent in both physics and chemistry, a triumph she also recorded in her AS level maths exam despite only being in Year 11 when she sat it.

Natalie was very modest about her achievements. She said she was happy to have got her place at Oxford and thanked her teachers for their support.

Sam Byrne, 18, of Mildenhall, found out that he had achieved two A* grades and three A grades meaning he would be able to achieve his dream of studying medicine.

Sam said: “I can’t believe it. It’s such a relief, it’s all come off and all been worth it.”

Sam hopes to study at Southampton University after a gap year.

Jodie Mae Finch, 18, of Lakenheath, was also delighted with her results gaining a double distinction in BTEC art and a B in English literature despite having been diagnosed with glandular fever in March and being absent from school in the lead up to exams.

Jodie is heading to do work experience at the NME before attending Southampton University.

Ms Byles said: “These are brilliant results for the school. We have built on successes for the last few years. It goes to show how the school is improving and is now in a very strong position.”

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