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20th December 2016

York College A Level students who excelled in their studies this year were recognised and rewarded for their achievements at a festive A Level Awards Evening held at the Merchant Taylors Hall in York.

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The evening began with a drinks reception, with accompanying  music by members of the York College jazz band. Glyn Jones, Assistant Principal for A Levels at York College, welcomed the prize winning students and their families and College Principal Dr Alison Birkinshaw gave an introductory speech.

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An address was given by guest speaker Claire Harrop; herself a former A Level student at York College who is now an Associate Lawyer with international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. The Awards Evening ended with a Vote of Thanks by Shirley Collier, Chair of Governors.

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Principal's Prize winner Dan Potter, with guest speaker Claire Harrop

Glyn Jones, Assistant Principal for A Levels said: “Having mostly returned from their first term at universities up and down the country, we were extremely pleased to see so many of our hardworking and talented former students sharing their successes with family members, tutors and supporters and partners of the College. The ceremony gave us a lovely opportunity to meet up with our students again, to share in their university experiences and to congratulate them once more on their superb  A Level achievements. They are excellent role models for our current, younger students and we are extremely proud of them.”

A Level Student of the Year Prize Winners 2016:

Biology - Felicity Hunter (formerly home educated)

Chemistry - Tom Smith (formerly Millthorpe School)

Earth Science – Daniel Platt (formerly Tadcaster Grammar School)

Ancient History – Brittany Pickering (formerly Barlby High School)

History – Bethany Fairburn (formerly Manor Church of England Academy)

IT & Computing – Caleb Devonport (formerly Manor Church of England Academy)

Mathematics – Brandon Scott (formerly John Smeaton College, Leeds)

Further Mathematics – Natasha Moore (formerly Barlby High School)

Physics – Jacob Dyer (formerly Archbishop Holgate's School)

English Language – Katherine Rawlings (formerly Miillthorpe School)

English Literature – Rebecca Nye (formerly Manor Church of England Academy)

Languages – Phoebe Simpson (formerly Easingwold School)

Film Studies - Victor Chan

Media Studies – Lauren Sheriston  (formerly Sherburn High School)

Art & Design – Olive Richardson (formerly Boston Spa School)

Business/Economics – Casey Jackson (formerly Norton College)

Engineering & Design – Bruce Skelton (formerly Brayton Academy)

Performance – Nathan Steele (formerly George Pindar School, Scarborough)

Physical Education – Ellen Frost (formerly Bishop's Stortford School, Hartfordshire)

Law – Chloe Healeas (formerly John Smeaton College, Leeds)

Politics – Harriet Rogerson (formerly The Snaith School, Goole)

Psychology – Beth Hardisty (formerly Woldgate College, Pocklington)

Religious Studies – Toby Welsby (formerly  Ebor Academy Filey)

Sociology – Kierra Bunting (formerly Easingwold School)

EPQ (Dissertation) Student of the Year – Yann Baptiste Murray (formerly Millthorpe School)

EPQ (Artefact) Student of the Year – Luke Mansell (formerly Canon Lee Specialist Arts College)

Best Contribution to the Community – Terence Smith (formerly Holy Family Catholic High School, Goole)

Most Improved  Student – Amber Graver (formerly All Saints Roman Catholic School)

International – Diana Kauke

Head of Studies Student of the Year – Amiee Sansam (formerly Canon Lee Specialist Arts College)

Governor’s Prize – Tai Tzu Chiu Samantha Eastwood (formerly Manor Church of England Academy)

Principal’s Prize – Dan Potter (formerly Ryedale School)

A Level Student of the Year – Callum Moran (formerly The Snaith School, Goole)

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