Some students were working hard over the exam period, but one Sixth Form College student had the most testing of tests as she sat her exams from a hospital bed.
Former Wolstanton High School pupil, Aeron Brown suffered a collapsed lung after complications with an operation. “I took my exam in the morning and had my operation in the afternoon”, said Aeron. “I did my revision in hospital too. I had my textbooks with me and a laptop so that I could email teachers and get help with my work. The staff at College have been really helpful. It was difficult but I just had to get on with it. I only had a TV in my room, so I didn’t have many distractions which helped.”
On the day of the exam, the hospital were also accommodating for Aeron’s requirements. “On the day, Ann Haskins came to invidulate and the staff at the hospital put signs up on the ward asking people to be as quiet as possible. Obviously, a hospital is busy so it can’t be completely quiet. There were some noises which came in from outside.”
“The pressure was off slightly as this situation has made me realise that there is more to life than worrying about exams”, added Aeron. The hard work paid off as she achieved four A grades in her AS PE, Psychology, English Language and Classical Civilisation exams.
Aeron’s courage has been recognised by the College staff. Her English Teacher, Anna Robinson, said; “Aeron has proved inspirational this year both in her unflagging spirit and her unwavering determination to succeed.”
After completing her second year, Aeron is hoping to attend a university in London to study Classical Civilisation.