Sixth Form Celebration of Achievement Evening 2017

St. Mary’s Menston welcomed last year’s Year 13 students, their families, staff and Governors to the Sixth Form Celebration of Achievement Evening.

The A-level results obtained in the summer enabled no fewer than 73% of the students to go to University to embark on their chosen degree courses, with most of these gaining places at their first choice university. 

Guest speaker on the evening was Mr Duncan Wood, co-presenter of the award winning evening news show Calendar for ITV Yorkshire.

On the evening, students returned to receive not only their A-level certificates but also special individual subject and community awards.  

Music on the evening was provided by Kathryn Bradley, Sylvia Cullen and Caragh Casserly.

“As a school, we were delighted to welcome back so many students to celebrate the significant academic success achieved in the summer. The evening also gave the opportunity to recognise the other achievements of the students and the contribution that they make to the wider community, locally, nationally and internationally. Thank you to Duncan Wood for joining us for the evening, with his address having a clear message that the students will be able to take with them for the future. We wish them every success.”
— Mr Darren Beardsley, Headteacher

Subject Awards

Subject Prize winners
Art Megan Lebrunn
Biology Naomi Shakespeare-Rees
Chemistry Joanna Ciesluk
Computing Benjamin Tinson
Economics Luke Cryer
English Language Eden Moss
English Literature Joseph Smith
English Dual Daniel Woffenden
French Edoardo Demurtas
General Studies Sebastian McCormack
German Molly Steele
Government and Politics Robert Thompson
Health and Social Care Ella Humphreys
History Evie Adams
Mathematics Sarah-Louis Whittle
Further Maths Hannah Brady
Music Frances Jezzard
PE Stanley Fleming
Physics Matthew Overton
Product Design Cameron Watson
BTEC Sports Studies Lucie Collins
Psychology Lucy Campbell
Textiles Savannah Neville and Elizabeth Billington
Theatre Studies Sophie Coulson
Theology Josie Clarke

Special Prizes

Prize Prize winners
Highest Points Score at A-level Matthew Overton
Highest Average Points Score at A-level Molly Steele
Greatest Progress from KS4 to A-level Ryan Smith
Caitlin Burnham
The Kevin Leaver Memorial Geography Prize Winona Whitehead
Molybdenum Prize for Creative Thinking in Chemistry Olivia Dalby
Stephen Botterill Award for Excellence in the Physics of Forces and Motion Matthew Farmer
Rotary Service Above Self Award
Ella Humphreys
Otley Lions Achievement Awards Robert Thompson
Caitlin Riley
Governors' Award Amelia Walsh
Oliver Armitage
Rebecca Hyde
Joseph Smith
The Bambisanani Partnership and Diana Awards Oliver Armitage
Amelia Walsh
Ryan Smith
Benjamin Hings
Christopher Ginty
Aidan Conlon
Sean Moorby
Megan Lupton
Amy Collins
Sophia Lenik
Leah Delahay
Jayda Etienne
Elizabeth Westhead
Joanna Ciesluk
The Sbonelo Magwaza Award Amelia Walsh
Eric Dawson Award for ‘The Distance Travelled’ Alice Clayton