Worcester Sixth Form College student presented with inaugural Professor Michael Clarke Award!

Congratulations to Worcester Sixth Form College A Level student, Charlotte Cobley, who has been presented with the Worcester Civic Society’s inaugural Professor Michael Clarke Award for the Best Extended Project. Charlotte’s exemplary project focused on whether local election results can predict the outcome of general election results.

Charlotte, a former Nunnery Wood High School student, said that she studied AS Level Politics in her final year at High School and completed the A Level at the College achieving an A* grade last summer. She was keen that her project had a political focus to balance with her A Level studies of Further Maths, Maths and Physics.

When asked how she felt about being chosen to receive the Award, Charlotte said: “I was really surprised. Whilst I was pleased with my project, the projects of other students are so sophisticated that I feel honoured to have been chosen.”

Charlotte is currently sitting her A Level exams and will then take a gap year before embarking on a degree in Mathematics at the University of Birmingham in 2019.

Dr Matt Hall, Extended Projects Co-ordinator and Head of Humanities, said: “Charlotte’s project on whether local election results can predict General Election results was a truly outstanding piece of work and one that exemplifies everything that the Extended Project is about; students doing their own research on a topic that interests them and producing a well written, informed and ultimately, persuasive discussion of the issue they’ve chosen.”

Phil Douce, Chairman of the Worcester Civic Society, said: “As a thank you to the College for accommodating bound copies of the Worcester Journals, I thought it would be nice for the Civic Society to make an award each year for the best extended project. The Award honours the Civic Society’s longstanding President, Professor Michael Clarke, who has recently stood down.”

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