Fantastic A'Level Results at Malbank Summer 2022


Students at Malbank Sixth Form were delighted to receive their results today after what Headteacher John Harrison described as “an unprecedented two years of uncertainty and disruption” due to the impact of the pandemic. 2022 marks a return to full examinations albeit with some amendments made to support students given the challenges they have faced. Mr Harrison went on to add “We are both pleased and relieved that despite the challenges these students have faced over their two years of A-Level study that they have still managed to achieve fantastic grades. We are incredibly proud of the hard work and effort they put in and the resilience they showed throughout their time with us. This is a year group who were denied their chance to perform in actual GSCE exams, so to have done as superbly as they have in what is effectively their first ever taste of exam pressure is magnificent.”  

Results, although difficult to compare given the turbulence of the last two years showed improvements in all areas compared to 2019 when traditional exams last took place, with several students exemplifying this by achieving a set of outstanding grades. Karolina Rostkowska achieved a phenomenal 5 A grades (A*A*AAA) and is going to study Philosophy and Psychology at Durham; Amy Sproston attained A*AA and is on her way Birmingham to start studying to become a teacher.  Eleanor Brown secured A*A*A and will now start at Liverpool where she will be studying Veterinary Science and Rosie Hutchings also received grades A*AA and is on her way to university to study Concept Art. In addition, Lorna Critchley accomplished grades A*A*B and Adam Coleman received AAA alongside numerous other students surpassing their targets on both A Level and BTEC courses. Reflecting on the results, outgoing Director of Sixth Form Mr Stacey Falamarzi said, “Whilst we are clearly proud of their brilliant academic achievements, we are just as proud of them in terms of the people they have become during their time with us” 

Looking back on the impact that COVID-19 has had on the students, the headteacher added “Sometimes people underestimate what young people can achieve, and the press are too eager to sell us stories of negativity and doom about education and the impact Covid has had. Too often people paint pictures of our young people as not having the work ethic to succeed and the resilience to perform. Today is evidence that even despite considerable challenges, when a student puts their mind to something, and we all work hard together, collectively we can achieve anything. It is the embodiment of that positive mindset and strength of character from our staff and students that has led our young people to achieve such remarkable things this summer.”