I taught at Biology 'A' level at Hills Road Sixth Form College for 9 years between Sept 2005 and August 2014. During this time Sam Marcus was a student in my A2 Biology class. She was a determined and highly articulate student with a quick understanding of the concepts and a desire to take this beyond the syllabus requirements.
Sam targeted her progress with care and was empathetic to the learning of her peers. She was trustworthy and friendly.
Sam always demonstrated a higher ability in responses to oral questioning rather than the formal structure of examinations. As a consequence her achieved grade does not fully reflect her ability.