Sixth Form Students Honoured at Awards Evening

Talented former students from St Benedict’s Catholic High School have returned for a special evening to celebrate their A-Level successes and time spent at the Sixth Form Centre.

The annual Celebration of Achievement Evening was held on Thursday 4th January, with students returning with their parents and families to pick up their A-Level certificates, along with some very special awards.

Ian Smith, Headteacher at St Benedict’s said:

“We are very proud of our students, and the awards evening is an opportunity to celebrate their achievements and recognise the hard work, dedication and support which lies behind their successes.”

The ceremony showcased the high achieving students who received their A-Levels in the summer of 2017 by handing out individual awards alongside the A-Level certificates.

Awards handed out covered Academic Excellence; Outstanding Progress and Outstanding Effort & Contribution in all subjects, as well as individual awards for Outstanding Dedication to their studies, and Outstanding Achievement in A-Levels.

Notable winners included Eloise Marsland, who achieved four A* grades in her A Levels in the summer, and was presented with four awards at the ceremony including Outstanding Achievement in A Levels, which was sponsored by University of Cumbria. Eloise is now studying Medicine at Sheffield University.

James Buchan also received the Outstanding Achievement in A Levels award, following his impressive results in the summer of one A* and two A Grades. He is now studying Electrical Engineering at Newcastle University.

Lamont Pridmore once again sponsored a special award, presenting the Business Studies Student of the Year Award to former student, Della McCarron. This was awarded to Della as she exceeded her target grade, going from a pass to a distinction. She showed excellent work ethic and went the extra mile to ensure her success. Della is now studying Mental Health nursing at the University of Cumbria

Sheena Kar, Director of Learning at the Sixth Form comments:

“Our awards ceremony is always a special date in the calendar as it is wonderful to see our former students. I congratulate all our students on their A level results and also our subject specific award winners. I know that our former students have a very bright future ahead of them and it was a privilege to be part of their journey through their school years.”

Guest Speakers Micheal Woolaghan, Sam Steele and Devon Holmes

A group of students celebrating with Mrs Kar








Top performing students Eloise Marsland and James Buchan with Mrs Kar

Business Studies Students of the Year Della McCarron with Mr Charlton




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