College students rewarded for hard work

STUDENTS at Suffolk New College were rewarded for their hard work today.

STUDENTS at Suffolk New College were rewarded for their hard work today.

Their dedication saw the college score a 98.5 per cent pass rate (A to E) for A levels. Those taking AS levels were also celebrating as 95.5 per cent of students achieved A to E grades.

Mustakim Meah, 19, of Norwich Road, Ipswich, was overjoyed when he got three As in biology, geography and chemistry at AS level.

His success is even sweeter given the fact that he lost his secondary school education after spending four years in Bangladesh. He returned to the UK in 2005 and took his GCSE's at Suffolk New College.

He said: “I really appreciate the fact that I got another chance at my education. I am really happy.”

Other students who experienced success include Mark Lankester, 20, from Felixstowe, who was in shock after his superb A Level results of A in English language and literature, B in media studies, A in film studies and C in politics. He plans to go to Sheffield Hallam University to study English Literature and Film.

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Belinda Alder, 18, from Ipswich, got an A in sociology A Level and two Bs for her AS Level in law and psychology and she said: “I was doubting myself. I'm really happy. I wasn't expecting the A. I plan to continue with my A Levels and go to university next year.

Ashley Nibloe, 20, from Stowmarket, got an A in English A Level, B for business studies and C in law. He has now got a place at Surrey University to study computing.

Lewis Green, 17, from Ipswich, got two Bs for A Level English and law and a B for AS Level history. He will continue his studies at Suffolk New College.

Deputy principal at the college, Marilyn Watsham, said: “We are delighted that the hard work of both students and staff has been rewarded with good A Level results.”

“Well done to everyone.”