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Top Falmouth School performers reunite for awards evening: PICTURES
3:00pm Tuesday 17th December 2013 in News
Falmouth School’s class of 2013 were reunited when they returned to school for the annual GCSE awards evening when every student received their certificate and some walked away with other accolades.
The school’s Jazz Band played and subject teachers greeted the students as they arrived to celebrate their successes. Parents and students were welcomed to the ceremony by new head teacher, Brett Miners.
They were presented with their certificates by John Hick MBE, who is best known as the town’s Tall Ships champion. Awards were also given to individual students who were nominated by their subject teachers for outstanding performance. At the end of the awards the top ten achievers were furthered honoured as between them they had achieved 67 A* and 41 A grades.
In addition, there were five non-subject trophies which were presented to students in recognition of their individual performances.
Most improved student was Jennifer Federici who was described as “a quiet, friendly and mature student who approached her school work with a determination to do her best and improve her skills.” She had made outstanding progress in English.
The citizenship award went to Oliver Palmer who was a member of the school’s student council from year seven to 11 and always attended meetings. He was described as “a great ambassador for student voice.”
Sports personality of the year was Freya Philpott who is an “outstanding” netball player who has represented Cornwall. She has been on an international tour of Australia with her club and made it into the final 30 in the selection trials for the England U17 team. Her nomination said: “She has given back a tremendous amount through her coaching and officiating in netball and has been an inspirational role model for the younger year groups.”
She was also identified as a possible future talent in rowing after taking part in the Team GB Rowing talent ID process.
The business and enterprise award went to Ben Clark who achieved his target GCSE grade “with determination and tenacity and produced coursework in huge quantity despite the time pressures.”
The Lee Symons Trophy went to Kellan Frankland, “a conscientious student who despite ill health continued to strive for the highest grades.” She completed all work to a very high standard and always caught up on the work she missed while absent. This work was rewarded by excellent GCSE results.
The individual subject winners were: Art, Harry Roberts; design technology, Oliver Palmer; English achievement, Oliver George; English progress, Jennifer Federici; Geography, Angus Hills; history, Grace Holland; ICT, Matthew Rogers; mathematics achievement, Holly Elvans; mathematics progress, Ruby Harrop; media studies, Grace Holland; modern foreign languages, Katie Grey, Millie Christophers and Ben Bottomley; music, Jamie Telling; performance, Oliver George; physical education, Katy Brickell; religious education, Ben Crombie; science achievement; Ben Bottomley, Ben Crombie, Holly Elvans and Oliver George.
The top ten achievers were: Ben Bottomley, Millie Christophers, Ben Crombie, Holly Elvans, Oliver George, Ruby Harrop, Grace Holland, Oliver Palmer, Harry Roberts and Morgan Roberts.
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