Students at Northallerton School and Sixth Form College celebrate

Northallerton School & Sixth Form College

Tuesday, 9th January 2018

Students at Northallerton School and Sixth Form College celebrate

STAR siblings sweep the board with outstanding academic achievements

STAR siblings swept the board with outstanding academic achievements at a ceremony to celebrate student success.

Brother and sister Josh and Georgia Form, of Brompton, received trophies and certificates for exceptional A level and GCSE performances at Northallerton School and Sixth Form College’s celebration of achievements.

The annual event recognises students who have excelled through hard work, commitment to their studies and volunteering within the local community.

Josh, 18, who is currently studying a Masters in Physics at Brasenose College, Oxford, was presented with the Teesside University award for Highest Achievement at A2 level, the Science Faculty Award for physics in Key Stage 5 and The Cuthbert Cross, the college’s highest honour.

“I feel really honoured to have been recognised by the school,” said Josh. “I’m also really proud of Georgia for doing so well and gaining recognition for her GCSE achievements.”

Georgia, 17, who is currently studying geography, psychology, biology and chemistry at A level and received an award for Outstanding Achievement at GCSE Level, is hoping to study animal behaviour at Harper Adams University after completing her final exams.

“I’m thrilled to have received an award tonight,” she said. “I am slightly competitive with Josh but he is just so clever.”

Host for the evening assistant principal Trevor Starkey added: “Josh is probably one of the most academically gifted students we have ever had and now Georgia is hot on his heels. I am extremely pleased for them both.”

The celebration evening was hosted by sixth form students Matthew Petty, 18, and Sophie McGlynn, 18, both of Northallerton, assisted by Mr Starkey.

Former student and the first Briton to conquer the world’s highest peaks Alan Hinkes took part in a question and answer session before presenting an endeavour award to student Courtney Stapley.

Entertainment for the evening was provided by the Northallerton School and Sixth Form College Year 12 drama group, who presented Dr Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas and a musical performance from the Northallerton School and Sixth Form Drama Group, with a section from the school production ‘9 to 5’, accompanied on the piano by student Megan Howlett.

Concluding the evening guest speaker professor David Leat, the co-director of the Research Centre for Learning and Teaching at Newcastle University, spoke to parents, carers, family, friends, staff and students on the topics of talent, diversity and boundary crossing.

He said: “To some extent we all have to be social chameleons, adapt to diverse situations to cross boundaries and make the most of our opportunities by supporting others and using the talents we have.”