December 10 2013 Latest news:
Friday, August 16, 2013
Following the success of her GSCE results, Amber Bale admitted A-levels were an eye opener.
The 19-year-old, of Theobald Road, Norwich, said: “The first year came as a shock to me and I struggled. I understood my GCSE subjects but when I got to A-level things got on top of me and it became hard.”
In 2011 her worst fears came true and she received “ungraded” for biology and chemistry, a D for English literature and a B for psychology.
Miss Bale knew she could have tried harder and after a rethink decided to do the year over with a change of subjects – philosophy and ethics, health and social care – while retaking biology and psychology.
She said: “It helped me to have the extra year as I don’t think I would have been ready for university before. I feel I have gained confidence and found out how hard I need to work now.”
Yesterday Miss Bale achieved an A*, two As and an E for biology and has been accepted on a diagnostic radiography three-year degree course at London South Bank University.