Student still on course for future in medicine
There were many happy faces from students at Cornwall College St Austell this week as they received some of their AS and A-level grades. The important modular marks go towards the students' final grades in the summer.
One of the students who battled her way to excellent grades is Miranda Montano. Miranda, 19, previously of Penrice Community College received an A and a B grade in her Human Biology exams despite having to take almost a day off a week as she suffered health issues.
Miranda who hopes to go onto study medicine said: “At points I have been close to giving up my dream of studying medicine but thanks to the help of my tutors and working incredibly hard I have achieved the grades that I needed. I am ecstatic and so relieved.”
Luke Graham, Corporate Curriculum Lead for Science and Miranda’s Human Biology lecturer proudly commented: “Miranda has worked remarkably hard and shown real determination to achieve what she has, especially as she has had a prolonged period of absence. It is testament to her resilience and hard work that she has learnt so much in the last year.”
Dave Linnell, Principal of Cornwall College, added: ‘Miranda should be really proud of the work that she has put in over the past few years, her good results show that with the high level of support from tutors at Cornwall College and with determination our students can really achieve whatever they want.”
All of the students now have a couple of months to study hard before their final exams from May onwards. Miranda will have more results coming back after those results and will then find out if her dream of studying medicine will come true.
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