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My A Level classes had a really supportive and close-knit vibe

2nd November 2022

Molly Mudie was a winner at our 2022 Further Education Awards. She was named Student of the Year for A Levels at Paston College and was also presented with The Governors’ Robert Walton Award for Outstanding Contribution to College Life.   

In addition to developing her passion for studying disciplines within the humanities, Molly Mudie brought boundless levels of positivity and commitment to all aspects of her two years at Paston College. 
 
Molly’s A Level teachers have described her as ‘one of the most committed students I've ever taught’ and ‘a total star.’  
 
Her coursework stood out for the ‘exceptional research skills and a genuine sense of independence in her working methods’, whilst her writing exhibited ‘elegance, flair and unerring clarity.’ 
 
Molly achieved an outstanding set of A Level results, in English Language and Literature, History of Art, and History, securing her a place to study English and Art History at the University of Nottingham. 

Molly Mudie receiving her Further Education award certificate from Andrew Barnes, Chair of Governors, City College Norwich (Pic - David Kirkham)

Molly Mudie receiving her Further Education award certificate from Andrew Barnes, Chair of Governors, City College Norwich (Pic - David Kirkham)

However, Molly’s contribution extended far beyond her impressive academic achievements. She brought a cheerful and upbeat nature to lessons, frequently bringing in homemade cakes and brownies for the class to share. 
 
When her History of Art teacher was unable to attend a college open evening due to illness, Molly stepped in with another student to deliver the open evening session – helping to recruit three new students to the course in the process! 
 
Molly even returned to Paston College recently to speak to the new Year 12 students, bringing with her a tin of Rocky Road for the group to bond over. 
 
Reflecting on her time at Paston College, Molly says: 
 

It felt like home. There was a really supportive and close-knit vibe. The teachers went above and beyond, especially with online learning during Covid, they couldn’t have done more."