We regularly celebrate the outstanding achievements of our students at a special award ceremony. Staff are asked to nominate students who have excelled in their courses, made the most of all the opportunities on offer and / or demonstrated consistent initiative and self-motivation. Here are the students who received the award in the autumn term:
Ellie was commended for her consistent hard work in the Level 3 Criminology and Applied Business Diplomas. Her outstanding performance in Criminology (she came top in her year group) included maximum marks of 100/100 in the Unit 2 exam. She is always determined to achieve the highest possible grade and always works with a smile!
Max was commended for his exceptional performance in PE A level and contribution to the college hockey team. We look forward to hearing how he gets on in his Sport Science degree – he already has an offer from Loughborough.
Sam was nominated for his excellent commitment to the Level 3 Art & Design Extended Diploma (equivalent to three A levels). Sam works well beyond normal class time to achieve an extremely high standard. He is an excellent ambassador for the course – and he was also one of our open evening speakers.
Ollie’s Business A level teacher gave the class information about a Young Investment Banker programme, so Ollie went ahead and booked himself a place during October half term. The programme took place at UCL in London. Ollie is hoping to study Economics at the University of Surrey or Loughborough.
Matthew was commended for his work in the Level 3 Applied Business Diploma, passing all his submissions first time.
David was commended as being one of the founder members of the college MedSquad, taking an active part in the Career ready programme (working with a mentor to build on his application for a medical degree), volunteering in the college Sport Centre and being one of the open evening speakers.
Ellie was commended for her excellent standard of work in her Level 3 Sport Diploma. She is an effective independent learner who has very quickly got to grips with the demands of the course and the requirements needed to achieve high grades. Her work is supported with well-referenced research throughout, and her attendance, punctuality and focus in class in also excellent.
Georgia was nominated for her outstanding academic work in the Level 3 Sport Diploma, in particular in anatomy and physiology.
Isobel has been a student governor for the last year. She attended every meeting during her term in office and fulfilled her student governor role very effectively, contributing at Board and committee meetings. More recently, Isobel assisted in the recruitment of a new student governor.
Molly has made excellent progress in her Level 3 Health & Social Care course and is achieving well. She has recently completed the Nursing and Midwifery day at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and has just started the new Young People in Research programme at the hospital– she is one of four Long Road students who successfully applied to take this programme.
Hannah was commended for her hard work in Maths. She has shown great application and motivation with an incredible work ethic. She is diligent in filling in any gaps in her knowledge.
Hollie was commended for her excellent work on the Level 3 Art & Design Extended Diploma course. She has shown outstanding commitment to the course, working well above and beyond what is required to achieve high grades.
Also awarded but unable to attend the ceremony:
Mille took part in a live, design brief workshop with a small neon light company called Bag&Bones. Her work was chosen as the winning design and was produced as a large scale 3D light which is now hanging in the Graphic Design classroom. Through taking part and winning she showed her strong motivation for design and a great amount of professionalism and commitment to her future career.
Lauren was commended for her high level swimming performance outside college. Lauren has taken part in the Swim England National County Team Championships. Her home club is Biggleswade, and she coaches as well as competing.
Sam was commended for his excellent key assessment in the Level 3 Criminology Diploma and for making a very positive start to the year.
Photograph, left to right:
Back row: James Young (Business teacher), Stuart Harris (Parent Governor), Ellie Kirk, Max Holgate, Sam Dawson, Ollie Goodchild, Matthew Tinkler-Fairbairn, David Hirst, Steve Esdale (Staff Governor, Clare Hall (Progress Coach – not clearly visible) and Adriana Gonzales (Maths teacher)
Front row: Ellie Britain, Georgia Kirby-Cook, Isobel Gent, Heather Chambers (Vice Principal), Molly Fish, Hannah Akers, Hollie Cooper and Michelle Butteriss (Progress Coach)