Advanced Foundation Programme Christmas Awards
By Graham Rayner, Assistant Principal, 4 January 2016
Students on the Advanced Foundation Programme celebrated their achievements just before the Christmas break with their annual awards ceremony. Along with a healthy dose of mince pies, a Personal Tutor and Senior Tutor award for academic progress was presented to each tutor group. Students with 100% attendance were also presented with certificates as well as those who had been nominated by their teachers for exceptional performance in a particular subject.
PC Ben Redmond was on hand to present the awards and he drew on his experience ten years ago as a student at College to encourage students to focus on their career goals. The Advanced Foundation Programme students take mainly GCSE subjects in their first year with the aim of progressing to AS levels in their second year. Following stunning GCSE results last year, the second year cohort all deserve congratulations but the big award for academic achievement went to Shannon Lacey TG 405.
Former Assistant Principal Martin Sparks presented the award for outstanding third year to Charlie Panayiotou TG 401 who said, “I really wasn’t expecting to win this award so I am a bit shocked. It wasn’t ideal to have to resit some GCSEs in my first year but it was the right option for me. I just got my head down. I am now applying for Business Information Systems degrees so I have come a long way.”