AN aspiring vet has ripped into the Schools Minister over the A-level fiasco, telling him: “You ruined my life.”
Nina Bunting-Mitcham told Nick Gibb on BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions that she felt “close to suicidal” after she received DDD grades despite being predicted ABB.
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Nina, 22, of Peterborough, Cambs, had been destined for the Royal Veterinary College before exams were cancelled.
She said: “I have no idea how this has happened. It’s got to be a mistake, I have never been a D-grade student.
“I feel my life has been completely ruined, I can’t get into any universities with such grades or progress further in my life. You have ruined my life.”
“I haven’t a clue how I landed up with these grades. I was hysterical.”
Her teachers at New College Stamford, Lincs, predicted she would get an A in psychology and B grades in both Chemistry and Biology.
Nina had to sit mock exams during lockdown and got grades in all her exams of between A* and B.
She got an offer from the Royal Veterinary College to go on a five year course, conditional on her getting an A and two Bs.
Janet Meenaghan, head of Stamford College where the pupil studied, said:
“Nina is an example where the system has failed,” adding that it “did not reflect her abilities”.
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