Alice Hayden says GCSE results today mark the end of a ‘perfect’ year at Loughborough College.
The 17 year old, who is visually impaired, is thrilled to discover she has secured the grades she needs to take her a step closer to university. ‘If you had told me 12 months ago that this would happen, I would not have believed it was possible. I worked hard but massive credit goes to the College. I hesitate to use the word but everything really has been perfect.
Alice, who competed in the national para cycling championships earlier this year, has been studying Sport alongside English: “Things had not been going well until last year but Loughborough College has really been quite something for me.
“I could not have achieved this without my tutors Gina Harper, who has been really helpful and brilliant and Kay Herbert – she’s been inspirational and without her this year could have been very different for me.
“I would have been relieved and happy with a C – but I had never even entertained the thought of a B. I’m still stunned. It is fantastic. I am coming back to Loughborough College to study A-levels in Biology, Psychology and English Literature and hopefully then go on to university.
“My dream plan is falling into place exactly as I would have wanted it.”
Loughborough College tutor Gina Harper added: “Alice has worked phenomenally hard. We are all very happy with her results and are delighted to see her return for her A-levels.”
Pictured: Loughborough College student Alice Hayden celebrates her GCSE success with tutor Kay Herbert and Alice's guide dog star
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