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WSFC students celebrate exam success!

On Wednesday, 4th January, former Worcester Sixth Form College students and their families were invited to attend a Certificate Presentation Evening. This was an opportunity for students to celebrate their achievements during their time at College and to be presented with certificates.

The evening was a chance to recognise the hard work and dedication of students as the College celebrated another great year for results including 49 students who achieved full marks in one or more of their exam papers. Notably, one student achieved full marks in 6 exam papers and four students achieved full marks in 5. The A Level subjects covered by their achievements were Archaeology, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, Further Maths, Geography, Geology, Law, Maths, Performing Arts, Philosophy & Ethics, Photography, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Use of Maths and World Development'.

The evening began with a piano performance from Dan Vickers, current student, followed by an introduction by Principal, Michael Kitcatt. The Bishop of Worcester then took to the stage to present the certificates. He firstly addressed the students, congratulating them on their successes, and reminded them that that even though their achievements were fantastic academically, these will also go on to help them to develop into good citizens. He proceeded to talk about famous people who had carried out small acts of kindness and how they have made an impact on the world. A group of current students from the cast of this year’s hugely successful production of 'Oh! What a Lovely War' then sang for the students and guests before they were offered refreshments.

Many of the students who attended the presentation are now settled in university or employment so the evening was a good opportunity for them to catch up with other students and members of staff who they might not have otherwise seen. An enjoyable night was had by all who attended, and the College wishes all of its former students all the best for the future!

For further information on the courses offered by Worcester Sixth Form College, or to make an application to join the College, please visit Open events for entry in September 2017 will take place on 9th March, 25th March and 25th May. Please visit the website or contact the College on 01905 362600 for further details.

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WSFC student receives commendation from King's College London

Congratulations to second year student Faith Williams who recently received a commendation for her entry into the Königspost German essay writing competition run by King's College London.

The essay question for the competition was 'Europe 2030: What future awaits the continent?' and entries had to be written in German. Faith entered the competition after seeing it advertised at College and wrote a discursive essay on the subject.

Faith said: "I started by writing about the impact of the UK referendum on membership of the EU on the rest of Europe and how it has prompted debates within those countries about their futures. I then mentioned how the refugee crisis has led to an increase in popularity of nationalist political parties in many European states. I wrote in detail about the amount of refugees/migrants in Germany and the impact that it has had on German Chancellor Angela Merkel and on Germany as a nation. I also mentioned how, thus far, European leaders have failed to come up with a solid solution to the crisis. I concluded by saying that if more countries held referendums and leaders remained unable to compromise, by 2030 the continent will be significantly fragmented."

Faith was notified of her successful entry via an email from Professor Erica Carter, Professor of German at King's College London. When asked about how she felt about her success, Faith commented: "I was very happy with the result because it is a prestigious competition, so to be awarded a commendation for my entry was great!"

Faith is currently studying A Levels in English Literature and Language, History (Modern) and German. Faith’s German teacher, Kerry Morris, commented: "I am delighted with Faith's success. She is a very hard working student. It is so beneficial for students to do wider reading outside of the classroom; this really develops their independent learning skills and gives them a competitive advantage over others when applying to university."

After College, Faith plans to study German at university. We wish her the very best of luck for the future.

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