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Students long-listed for Academy Excellence Awards

Students long-listed for Academy Excellence Awards
Wednesday 1st June 2011 by C. Freeman

Three Brooke Weston students have been long-listed by judges for the Academy Excellence Awards.

Tom Hoier and Joanna Partridge, both from Year 13, together with Year 11 student Marsha Green, represented Brooke Weston in the science, humanities and English categories of the Awards respectively. They each had to submit an essay in their specialist subject area to answer a question posed by experts at the University of Nottingham.

Principal Trish Stringer said: ‘We are delighted that Tom, Joanna and Marsha have been long-listed in this prestigious educational awards scheme. It is a brilliant achievement and we are thrilled that Brooke Weston is represented.’

The Academy Excellence Awards is a new initiative to celebrate academic achievement by students aged 16 to 19, at academies. There are five subject categories, comprising English, humanities, mathematics, science and technology in the pilot year and it envisaged that the subject range will be expanded in the future.

The Awards aim to provide a flagship initiative for the whole academies movement and are backed by a steering group of high profile politicians, educationalists and business experts. The short-list of five students per subject category will be announced on 6 June and the successful students will be invited to represent their academy at an Inspiration Day and Awards Dinner a month later at the University of Nottingham.

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