THERE was a sense of relief at Midhurst Rother College (MRC) today as A level pupils celebrated fantastic results.
While waiting outside the hall before they could go in and collect their grades, the mood was tense and anxious.
This quickly changed and the atmosphere at MRC was electric, as the clever bunch celebrated fantastic results.
There was much hugging and high-fiving as friends congratulated one another and looked towards very bright futures.
Chloe Dudman, 18, was among the first to receive her grades. Chloe is one of the young stars taking part in MADhurst, having been commissioned by the organising committee to create a piece of art for the festival that captures the spirit and ethos of the event.
She plans to do a degree in Fine Art at Chichester University. And now, with her outstanding results, she will be able to do just that. Chloe’s results were: Art A*, Photography A, Textiles A*. It looks like all her artistic efforts have paid off.
Meanwhile, brain-box Tom Cain, also 18, will be saying goodbye to his family as he makes his way to the University of Warwick, having achieved an A in History, A* in Mathematics and B in Physics.
Other delighted pupils included:
Paige Taylor: A in Product Design, double Distinction star in Business Studies
Deane Atlass-Hyc: A in Psychology, A in Business Studies, B in Physical Education
Archie Challen: B in Media Studies, B in Sociology, C in Physcial Education
Harry Carter: A in Product Design
The majority of MRC students will be heading off to university. Many plan to stay local, pursuing their studies at Chichester, while some are going to Brighton.
Dr Joe Vitagliano, principal of the college, said: “These results confirm Ofsted’s judgment of the college as ‘outstanding’ and show it making year-on-year improvements despite A Level examinations becoming increasingly difficult.”
For the full story and all the pictures of the day, see next week’s Observer (Thursday, August 22).