Cirencester Sixth Form College Annual Award Ceremony 2018

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This week Cirencester Sixth Form College hosted an evening of celebration to recognise the outstanding achievements of students and staff at the annual Awards Ceremony.

The Awards evening held on 17th December was attended by over 200 guests including past and current students, employers, sponsors, staff, family and friends. Over 60 former students received awards for their own individual successes as well as their contribution to the College and the community.

St James’s Place Wealth Management won the Employer Award for their support of the College’s Career Ready programme and Pic PR won the Employer Award for their contribution to the apprenticeship programme.

Top achiever Juliet Biard was awarded ‘The Cirencester Grammar School Memorial Trust Prize for Academic Excellence’ for gaining four A stars in her Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry A-levels.  Juliet achieved the highest overall score in her year group for every subject she studied and is now studying Natural Sciences at Cambridge University.

In their welcome, Principal Jim Grant, and Chair of Governors Peter Holmes showed their appreciation to the students and staff for another wonderful year of exceptional results and achievements whilst acknowledging the support of their families to achieve the best possible outcomes. Peter also spoke with words of encouragement for their journey into their careers ahead.

This year the guest speaker was television producer and former student, Bella Lloyd. Bella graduated from Cirencester College 12 years ago and since then has had an exceptional rise through her TV career, from early beginnings as a runner for a post-production TV company.  Bella is now a respected TV producer, editor and director for TV programmes such as Great Railway Journeys with Michael Portillo and The Apprentice.

Bella shared with the young people in the audience her 3 golden rules for a successful career which she abbreviated as ASK (Attitude, Skills and Knowledge).

Attitude – always have the right attitude and be prepared when going for interviews it will open doors for you.

Skills – be adaptable and try new things.  Make sure you are a good team member, treating others with respect and kindness and being prepared to go the extra mile.

Knowledge – knowledge is always key but be assured of your own ability, people make mistakes but that is fine just make sure you learn from them.

Finally Bella’s last piece of advice, ‘Everything is possible, when you believe you will succeed you will achieve!”

Mia Higginson accompanied by Josh Rowe on the piano enchanted the audience with their exceptional renditions of Hiding in Your Hands from the Dear Evan Hansen musical and True Colours by Cyndi Lauper.

Students, staff and families all agreed this had been a wonderful evening of celebration.

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Full list of Award Winners and their Award:


Juliet Biard The Cirencester Grammar School Memorial Trust Prize for Academic Excellence

Annabel Hooper  The 1457 Award for Excellence

Jamie Rawsthorn  The 1457 Award for Excellence

Matthew Hopkins The Powell’s Educational Award for Progress

Brad Frankham  The Libby Reed Award for Contribution to the Life of the College

Jordan Best  The Academic Support Endeavour Award

Phillip Sullivan   The Rotary Club Award for Outstanding Service to the Community

Verity Shillabeer  The Cirencester College Award for Personal Achievement

Lucy Jones The Cirencester College Award for Personal Achievement

lucy jones The Amanda Stokes Trophy for Commitment to and Feeling for the Visual World

Alice Chandler  Bingham Library Trust Award for the Student who has Contributed the Most to the Well-Being and Good Name of Cirencester

Duke of Edinburgh Gold Team The Ellisons Award for Enrichment

Ruth Vickers The Adult Learning Award

Matthew Darbon The Pamela Cheeseman Award for Commitment to a Sustainable Environment

Chris Blakemore  The Learning for Life Award

St James’s Place Wealth Management The Award for the Best Employer Contribution to the College – Career Ready

Pic PR The Award for the Best Employer Contribution to the College – Apprenticeships

Saahil Shihaz The Sentinel Systems Limited Award for Excellence in the Workplace

Jannai Hamblett  The Cirencester College Apprentice of the Year

Shoumilli Roy  The Cirencester Town Council Prize for Demonstration of Business Skills in the Workplace

Jack Sheridan  The Career Ready Award for Finance, Sponsored by St James’s Place Wealth Management

Chay Villiers  The Mike Cheeseman Award for Excellence in the Field of Management Studies

Tyler Lewis   The Mazars Prize for Potential in the Business Field

Emily Buckland The Morris Owen Award for Aptitude in the Field of Finance

Sophia Ramaer  The Sewell Mullings & Logie Prize for Potential for a Successful Legal Career

James McGlone-Fry  The Prize for Excellence in Economics

Ethan Hughes  The Nigel Robbins Award for Performance

Oscar Manners The Read Prize for Music

Daniel Rock  The Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Performance

Sam Judd  The Prize for Music Performance

Luke Jones   The John Cook Memorial Cup for Sporting Achievement

George Meyer    The BICC Trophy for the Most Improved Player in the Football Academy

Jake Hawksbee    The Prize for Excellence in Sport

Emily Ricalton   The Immediate Media Prize for Media and Communications

Jack Stevens The Wilts & Glos Standard Prize for Successful Application of Communication Skills

James Denton  The Prize for English Language

Grace Baker     The Prize for English Language & Literature

Aleysa Karakaya The Prize for English Literature

Maddie Spake The GCSE English Prize

Sophie Bainbridge The Prize for Photography

Rachael Eley  The New Brewery Arts Prize for Creative Art

Ned Donaldson  The Integrated Architecture Award for Design

Henry Graham  The Prize for Art

Evan Jones The Prize for Physics

Peter Townsend   The Engineering and Electronics Prize

Harry Portlock The Award for Aspiring Accountants

Sophie Watson  The Prize for Languages

Olivia Johnson    The 1457 Prize for Psychology

Kathryn Voaden  The Prize for the Student with the Greatest Potential for Teaching

Holly Clifford  The Prize for Childcare

Joe Holt  The Prize for Biological Science

Stephen Hoy   The Prize for Chemistry

Lauren Dowdeswell  The Cirencester Science & Technology Society Prize for Commitment in the Scientific Field

JoHnathan Gell   The Joe Watson Understanding of Science and the Environment Award

Kirsty Gee The Prize for Health and Social Care

Matthew Jones  The Prize for Maths

George Boyd   The Prize for the Most Improved in Maths

Chad Croes   The GCSE Maths Award

Jenny McGrath The GCSE Maths Award

Nathan Howse  The IT and Computing Award

Alexander Brook  The Computing Award for Innovative Programming

Laurel Hunt  The Sociology Award for Outstanding Achievement

Isobella Norman   The 1457 Prize for Classical Civilisations

Isobella Norman  The Prize for Religious Studies and Philosophy

Jessica McDonald  The 1457 Prize for History

Alice Austin  The Royal Agricultural University Award for Countryside, Heritage and the Environment

Isobel Cassidy  The Prize for Anthropology

Alex Knowles  The Prize for Archaeology

Rowan Crilly  The Prize for Politics

Ellie Povey   The 1457 Prize for Animal Management

Amber Rice  The 1457 Prize for Horse Management

William Tipping    The 1457 Prize for Geography

Samuel Harrison     The 1457 Prize for Environmental Studies

Aeryn Morgan   The 1457 Prize for World Development

Ajay Jones   The 1457 Prize for Geology