Class of 2018 hailed at awards ceremony


Former students of Stockton Sixth Form were recognised for their outstanding achievement during a Celebration Evening awards ceremony. 

Following another year of A Level success, all students were presented with their official examination certificates and nineteen students were selected to receive special cross-college awards for their progress, achievement and work in the local community.

The Old Stocktonians’ Association recognised students who showed exceptional performance in Science and Technology. These were awarded to former Our Lady and St Bede pupil Callum Russell and former Grangefield Academy pupil Sohail Akhtar for their achievement, dedication and commitment.

The Overall Contribution to College Prize was awarded to Rabhia Abdallah. The former Grangefield Academy pupil made a profound impression on the staff and her fellow students during her time at Stockton Sixth Form, described by as having “the unique gift of being able to talk to anyone and make them feel at ease and she rapidly made lots of friends in college”. Rabhia was involved with a lot of extracurricular activities including the programme career ready she was also a student ambassador for the college. Before leaving she got the chance to complete a summer internship in Portugal as part of our European Projects incentive.

The Overall Achievement award was presented to Matthew Priestley, a former Grangefield Academy pupil who was recognised for his outstanding efforts and achievements to secure A*A*A*A* in his, Chemistry, Further Maths & Mathematics and Physics A Levels to follow a career Chemistry at Newcastle University. In his nomination written by Maths teacher Terry Hayes, he was praised for being “naturally able and instinctive mathematician, who makes A Level Maths and Further Mathematics look easy”.

Individual subject award winners included; Biology Award – Martin Stoves, Business Award – Tom Swann, Chemistry Award – Helen Hoyle, Creative Arts Award – Morgan Fairhurst, English Award – Katie Maynard, EPQ Award – Minette Clarice Alajar, Geography Award – Robbie Lawson, Humanities Award – Euan Lodge, ICT & Computing Award – Stephen Jones, Law Award – Shannay Speight, Maths Award – Tom Bell, Physics Award – Steve Thomas, Psychology Award – Lily Teasdale, Sociology Award –  Kirsty Chisholm, & Sport Award – Kayleigh Smith-Philipson.

Applications to study at Stockton Sixth Form College from September 2019 are still being accepted: www.stocktonsfc.ac.uk.