STUDENTS from Solihull Sixth-Form College were given an added bonus as well as passing their A-levels and BTEC – they got to share their results on ITV’s Good Morning Britain and Free Radio.
The college had more than 1,000 A* and Distinction* grades to celebrate in total and national and local media were on campus to capture the nerve-wracking moment when students’ trembling hands opened the envelopes.
Good Morning Britain focussed on the successes of five – A-level students William Guest, Isobel Knight and Isabelle Roll and BTEC takers Keya Parmar and Charlie Wells.
William achieved an A in Computer Science and two A* grades in mathematics and physics – he will continue his physics studies at Manchester.
Isabel Knight is going to progress to University College London to study German and Russian, having notched up an A* in those subjects at A-level, as well as A grades in film studies and sociology.
Isabelle Roll achieved all A* grades in A-level history, English literature and psychology to earn a place at the University of Southampton.
Championing the BTEC cause, Keya Parmar talked to Good Morning Britain about her achievements on the BTEC Extended Diploma in Business course, as she got the top grade of Triple Distinction* to get a place at Aston University, studying HR and Business Management.
Charlie Wells matched her achievement, but in the BTEC Extended Diploma in Art and Design course and he is progressing to the University of Liverpool to study architecture.
An ex-student – now working for Free Radio – was in college to talk to students and interviewed Polina Savicka, Ben Atkins and Charlie Wells.
Polina is off to Liberty Laben Conservatoire of Music and Dance to study music composition, after getting two A*s and one A at A-level.
Ben has chosen to pursue an apprenticeship in chartered accountancy thanks to his four A* grades in accounting, business, computer science and mathematics.
College principal Dr Martin Sullivan said he was proud of all their achievements.
“I’m thrilled to be able to highlight our students’ successes to such a large audience thanks to Good Morning Britain and Free Radio.
“It’s a nervous day for the students and opening their results live on TV or radio is no small thing.”