Former A level students from Cronton Sixth Form returned on the 16th of December to receive awards honouring their fantastic achievements during their time at the College.
College Principal Mary Murphy welcomed attending guests who included friends and family of the students, and Dr David Lowe, Principal Lecturer at the School of Law at Liverpool John Moores University.
Dr Lowe greeted the winners on stage and presented over thirty special awards from each curriculum area at the College to those students who had gone above and beyond achieving great things during their studies.
Jordan Swindells, from Widnes, received three awards on the night. The former Wade Deacon High School student accepted ‘Student of the Year’ awards in Biology, Geography and the top achievement of ‘Overall Student of the Year’ for his outstanding work and results. Jordan has progressed to the University of Manchester where he is studying Maths.
Maggie Clarke, formerly of Lord Derby Academy, accepted the Student of the Year Award for the Centre of Excellence in Performing Arts. Maggie received the award after consistently demonstrating an excellent work ethic throughout her studies, and taking part in College productions including Chess and Dracula. Maggie also had the opportunity to speak to the audience, reflecting fondly on her time at Cronton and providing words of advice to current students.
Once the awards had been handed out, Dr Lowe delivered a talk to the audience discussing his career journey and providing inspirational career advice for the students.
Leeann Bellfield, Head of Cronton Sixth Form said, “We were delighted to welcome back so many of our former students, who have now gone on to study at universities across the country. The class of 2015 produced many talented students who performed exceptionally in their summer exams. The results of a 99.3% pass rate at A level and 79% high grades were outstanding. I would like to wish all of the students the best of luck in the future.”
Student of the Year 2015 Award Winners
Creative & Performing Arts
Textiles – Emily Short
Photography – Christina Diakou
Dance – Jade Clarke-Rogers
Theatre Studies – Liam Smith
Music – Adam Case
Performance Studies – Olivia Humphries
Film Studies – Niamh Murray
Media Studies – Andrea Barton
Fine Art – Lucy Short
Graphical Communication – Emily Fairchild
Centre of Excellence for Performing Arts – Maggie Clarke
Science & Maths
Biology – Jordan Swindells
Chemistry – Fatima-Rose Lugtu
Physics – Juliet Porter
Maths – Jordan Marsh
Further Maths – Matthew Burniston
John Collins Award – Kerry Brown
Mond Achievement Awards – Luke Dimeck & Tom McKeon
English & Modern Foreign Languages
English Language – Sophie McHale
English Literature – Hannah Ryan
English Language/Literature – Bethany Worrall
Modern Foreign Languages – Bethany Worrall
Geography – Jordan Swindells
History – Matthew Stanton
Law – Chloe Cuthbert
Psychology – Leeann Rigby
Outstanding contribution to Psychology Enrichment – Jack Walsh & Jack Pickles
Sociology – Danielle Cunliffe
Business, IT & Computing
Business – Jack Strettle
Accounting – Chris Hindley
Economics – Ian Getty
Government & Politics – Anthony Stott
IT – Sophie McHale
Computing – Kiran Bains
PE – Luke Davies
Centre of Sporting Excellence – Taylor Goodall
Student of the Year