Posted: September 25th 2018
Alena Kuzmich, 36, achieved maximum marks for her work as part of the English Language GCSE exam which took place in June this year.
Alena, whose first language is Russian, wrote an incredible piece of imaginative writing about being underwater, scoring an impressive 40/40. Having come a long way since joining the course last September, Alena was ecstatic to receive the good news from her tutor, Julie Rose.
“I struggled at first. I was going to quit so many times. I kept asking Julie, “it’s a mistake, how did I get in this class?”. But I kept going because I wanted to improve my language skills. Now I read at home all the time!”
After passing the course with an impressive overall grade 6 (B), Alena is now studying GCSE Maths at Doncaster College.
“I chose to study my GCSE’s because without them, I’ll struggle. I’ve realised how important they are in this country; it’s what employers look for and I just like studying!”
“I am super proud of Alena. 40/40 for the Imaginative Writing component of GCSE English Language is a tremendous accomplishment, even more so as English is not Alena’s first language. Suffice it to say that I will always look back on Alena’s brilliant achievement as one of the highlights of my career. Many, many congratulations, Alena!” Julie Rose, English GCSE tutor.
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