Former student Gautham Kumar has been invited to a prestigious award ceremony after scoring the third highest possible mark in the Salters Nuffield Advanced Biology examination this summer. He, along with a teacher from Brooke Weston, has been invited to attend the Salters’ Institute Annual Awards Ceremony at Fishmongers' Hall in London to receive a certificate and £150 prize money. He will be accompanied by science teacher Mr Hawksley who said: ‘Gautham scored 596 UMS points out of 600 which is incredible and the third highest mark in the country.’ Gautham is currently in his first year studying medicine at Gonville and Caius in Cambridge. He said: 'I am excited to attend the ceremony and, frankly, did not expect to hear any news of the sort! Being at Cambridge with people who have done different biology courses to me, I am grateful that we did such an in-depth and practically oriented course at Brooke Weston, as these skills have turned out to be valuable here.'