Congratulations to our students, who were nominated by their teachers and progress coaches for awards. College Principal Christine Sherwin presented students with their certificates at a celebratory tea party.
Front row – left to right: Jenny Kavanagh (Course Team Leader General Studies), Hatesh Saini, DJ Mistica, Jade Porter, Megan Stevens, Christine Sherwin (College Principal), Cheidzu Mudzana, Aimee Eaton, Chloe Tsang, Zoe Newton, Mike Junkovic (Assistant Vice Principal and Head of Enrichment) and Alison Miles (College Governor)
Back row: Liam Healy (progress coach), Jason Dear (IT Services Manager), Michael Brown and Megan Roke
DJ was very successful on the Access to Level 3 A level programme last year. After passing his GCSEs, DJ is now in his first year of A levels and performed so well in the mocks that he has been predicted an A* for Sociology and high grades in Computing and Psychology as well.
Sophia-Anna has earned the highest number of Enrichment Credits this year, 306 (and counting). Sophie-Anna swims, is a member of the cadets, takes part in college cheerleading events and plays hockey. She has also helped at college events.
Aimee was nominated for her achievements in dance outside the college. She has danced in local and regional performances of ‘Gangster Granny’ and now a role in the upcoming West End production. In spite of this, she has continued to keep up with her studies at Long Road.
Although Chloe started the Level 3 Applied Science course several weeks after the other students, she finished the course with a distinction * . Her diligence, independence and attention to detail have been a delight for her teachers to see, and have ensured that her work is of the highest quality ever seen on this course.
Hatesh quickly brought to the college’s attention a phishing attack over Easter.
Jade has been a model student across her three subjects with an outstanding attitude. She attends all lessons, works incredibly hard and, particularly in Sport, has been described by her teacher as being a perfect example of how a student should approach their studies.
Michael Brown, Joseph Snaith and Jake Jackson (award collected by Michael)
The three students helped a member of the public to catch her dog and help return home, using their initiative to make a temporary lead out of a bicycle chain. The students are a credit to the college and the grateful dog-walker wrote to Long Road thanking all three boys.
Megan has worked extremely hard this year and achieved an A in her Philosophy mock examination. It is really pleasing to see her immerse herself in the subject; she has started to believe in her abilities, to aim high and is now achieving such great results.
Meghan has achieved all Distinction grades in her current assessment on her Art & Design Level 3 Diploma course, as well as training advanced ballet for 5 years in which hours of time taken up before and after college
Zoe is described by teachers as a model student with a fantastic attitude to learning. She has also completed 16 weeks of volunteer work at West Suffolk over the past six months. She is an extremely proactive, positive and engaging student, who is predicted to do extremely well.
Chiedza Mudzana – nominated by Liam Healey
In her third year at Long Road, Chiedza is consistently achieving distinction grades in the Level 3 Sport Diploma. She has worked hard to improve her English skills (both written and oral). She also volunteers a considerable amount of hours a week in our Sport Centre to further her English skills.
Awarded, but unable to attend
Emily has been an outstanding student and has shown fantastic leadership in the Performing Arts Diploma. She volunteered to give atalk to parents at Open Evening. She not only attends all lessons but sets a fantastic example for others, inspiring them to improve.
Emily has continued to excel, and always tries her best in Criminology. She has recently produced an excellent piece of coursework, which is one of the strongest in the year group.
Harry is a very mature and conscientious student. We have been really impressed by his independent study and how reflective he has become as a learner.
Lia produced the winning Anti-Bike-Theft poster winner which is to be used across Cambridge and Peterborough in a poster campaign.
Emily Shields –
Emily produced the winning Bike Safety Film for Police to be used in primary schools.
Annice Warner and Louisa De Simone
Annice and Louisa volunteered to attend the initial visit to Parkside Police station for their Criminology course then delivered a presentation to Art/Media students about the bike-theft campaign topics. They did a excellent job and were also the student representatives in the judging of submissions to the competition.
Alexander collected the second highest number of Enrichment Credits this year, 200.
Kim collected the third highest number of Enrichment Credits this year, 75.
Charlie has been commended by teachers for his enthusiasm and for how proactive he is. His communication with staff has been superb, and this is a student with clear ambition. He regularly finishes his work in the Level Sport Diploma with time to spare – and to distinction standard. He is working towards a coaching qualification and has been a volunteer coach for the Haddenham Rovers Colts U12s for 3 years.
Luciano has worked really hard to improve his grades, produced very good independent work in English Language A Level and taken real responsibility for his learning in a very mature way.