Charnwood College celebrates excellence

Staff and students at Charnwood College celebrated their annual Excellence Evening this term. 


The evening, which was hosted by Jack Buckner, a former British Triathlete and current Governor at Charnwood College, recognised the outstanding achievements of students who completed their GCSEs, AS and A-Levels in 2016.


Over forty awards were presented to students who had excelled in their studies as well as those who deserved recognition for their sporting achievements.


This included 11 GCSE students who achieved at least six A* or A grades with five A-level students achieving an impressive 3A* or A grades. 


Among those celebrating was Moesha May, who won the prize for Excellence in GCSE History. Her teacher stated that: "This student has been and continues to be an absolute pleasure to teach. Her drive and determination to succeed has led to her achieving a fantastic set of GCSE results. Moesha's love and enthusiasm for the subject is clearly evident in her contributions to class discussions and debates, high quality written work and attendance at revision sessions." 


Special recognition also went to 15 students who competed at a national, regional and county level in sport in 2016.


This included the Charnwood College Riders, who achieved a number of national titles last year. 


The 3M Sportsman of the Year was presented to Tom Yome, the captain of the Elite Academy Basketball League Championship team that took victory in April, while the Sportswoman of the Year was Ruchae Walton, who currently represents England U18s. Other prizes included the Gibson Hamilton Sports Leader Award, which was presented to Evelina Derkintyte, who has supported over 50 sports events in the last three years. 


Mark Sutton, Principal, said: "It is always a pleasure to present these awards to our students, to celebrate their successes and recognise the incredible amount of work that they put in. 


"Not only have these students achieved some outstanding results, but they have played a full and active part in college life during their time with us. 


"Many of our Sixth Form students have now gone on to some of the country's top universities as well as work placements and employment, and I could not be more proud of everything they have achieved."