It was lovely to see so many of our past Year 13 students and parents at our Prize Winners Awards Evening. One of my favourite parts of this job is when students are at the end of their school career and we have seen them change and grow into young adults. More so at Sixth Form level, when you know what exciting opportunities at university and in the world of work they have left to do. I thoroughly enjoyed hearing about what you’ve been up to. A complete photo gallery can be found at the bottom of this article.
It was a great event to celebrate students' fantastic achievements and say thank you to you all for your hard work. We were lucky enough to be joined by a former Sixth Form student, Mikey Burroughs, who since leaving the school in 2007 has been travelling the world, studying Sports Science at the University of Loughborough, Physiotherapy at the UEA and since graduating has worked for some impressive sports teams in the England. He currently holds the position of Head of Medical staff at Cambridge United Football Club.
I was very proud to present the Norfolk Scholar Awards to 10 Sixth Form students who achieved amazing A Level results. These awards went to:
|Norfolk County Scholars||Destination|
|Lucy Buck||A B C EPQ A*||University of Bristol, Biology|
|Jack Davies||A* A* A EPQ A*||University of Warwick, Physics|
|Cameron Ferguson||A A B EPQ B||University of Edinburgh, Bio Medicine|
|Rebecca Hume||A* A* D* A EPQ A*||University of York, English & History|
|Thamanna Miah||A A B EPQ A*||UEA, Pharmacology|
|Lewis Roope||A* A A EPQ A*||UEA, Occupational Therapy|
|Jo Self||A B B||Employment as Admin Assistant at City College|
|Mitchell Smith||A B B EPQ A*||University of Kent, Economics|
|Charlie Wilkinson||A B B EPQ A*||University of Nottingham, Law|
|Emily Witty||A B B B EPQ A||University of Birmingham, English|
I also had the incredibly difficult task of deciding the recipient of the Head of Sixth Form award. There are so many former Year 13 students that could have been given this award for their excellent achievements. However there can only be one winner and I think everyone will agree that the winner is very deserving.
I was delighted to award the Head of Sixth Form prize to Rebecca Hume.
Rebecca has been an impressive student all the way through her time here in the Sixth Form. She gained an A* in History, A* in English Literature, Distinction star in her Graphics BTEC, and an A in Law. As if that wasn’t enough Rebecca also accepted the challenge of an Extended Project which is no easy undertaking. She combined her passion for Literature and History and wrote her dissertation on ‘Why have literary representations of witches evolved to differ so greatly from early modern historical interpretations?’ This is an astounding work load and Rebecca has taken it in her stride and with a beaming smile on her face. She is an amazing young woman.
It was a fantastic night and I wish everyone well in their future adventures and ask that you keep in touch with us.
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