Congratulations to first year student, James Thatcher who was awarded a silver medal in the UK Linguistics Olympiad placing him in the top 15% of all entrants. An amazing achievement!

We are also celebrating the success of all our students who participated in this prestigious competition with seven receiving bronze medals (Josh Winfield, Edie Allden, Bryony Burton Parry, Ellie Cross, Chloe Embley, Ethan Emeny and Katie Harris) placing them in the top 35% and two others who achieved extremely good scores (Ella Hart and Ellen Bond). All of the students are studying either English or a Modern Foreign Language A Level.

Kate Wolstenholme, Head of English, Film and Media, said: “I am so proud of all our entrants in such a challenging competition which requires them to solve linguistic data problems. Only 14% of the entrants come from state schools which makes their achievements even more notable.”

Photographed (left to right): James Thatcher and Josh Winfield.