Star students recognised in Essential 8 Awards Ceremony

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The College chapel was packed on the last day before half term with students celebrating the achievements of their classmates in our 2024 Essential 8 Awards ceremony.
Star students recognised in Essential 8 Awards Ceremony
Students from all subject areas were recognised for their hard work and development of these 8 essential and transferable skills that unlock learning in the classroom, boost academic outcomes, perseverance and self belief.

The ceremony started with a welcome from Principal Mr Thompson, where he spoke about his pride in the students and their achievements. He also talked about his hopes for those who were leaving College this year and encouraged them to remain in touch, so they could pass on their experiences to future students.

The College Choir then serenaded the audience with a rousing and beautiful perfomance of Stand by Me and Revelation 19:1 before the awards presentations began. The awards were categorised by subject and College House and presented by Departnemnt Heads and Heads of House. There were also special awards from the Principal and Governors.

Quotes from staff included:
  • From day one Jumobi has worked hard and remained dedicated to her studies. She has such a curious mind and has shown a keen interest in sociology throughout the course and can discuss with ease sociology within the real world such as making links within art or poetry. She has a wonderful and positive attitude, is very thoughtful, humble and has always been a pleasure to teach. Jumobi will go so far in life and will make the world a better place.
  • Chenique has been a massive contributor to the Knock house, supporting the college during open days and college charity events. Chenique has always maintained high standards as a student and through her work and consistent levels of attendance and punctuality.
  • Jada sought out support and feedback from the team at the beginning of the year to improve not only her grades but her mindset when it comes to her coursework and this course. She has demonstrated zeal and came out of her comfort zone to ask for help and support, from both her teachers and peers.
  • Parsa shows a natural flair and deep understanding for mathematics. His mastery of the processing skills have allowed him to access the subject to a much higher level than the specification requires and his inquisitive approach to lessons often leads to interesting exploration and breadth of learning which enriches the experience of the whole class. He is unfailingly supportive of his peers and he is always happy to provide one-to-one assistance to anyone that needs help.
  • Stacey has shown real resilience throughout her time on the applied law, she has demonstrated an ability to set clear tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them. This is why she has consistently achieved distinctions in both her examined units and also coursework too. She has proven to be truly amazing.

The Essential 8 Skills are:

Listening - The receiving, retaining and processing of information or ideas
Speaking - The oral transmission of information or ideas
Problem Solving - The ability to find a solution to a situation or challenge
Creativity - The use of imagination and the generation of new ideas
Staying Positive - The ability to use tactics and strategies to overcome setbacks and achieve goals
Aiming High - The ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them
Leadership - Supporting, encouraging and developing others to achieve a shared goal
Teamwork - Working cooperatively with others towards achieving a shared goal

High levels of ability in these skills can halve the likelihood of being out of work, increase earnings across a lifetime, and even boost wellbeing and life satisfaction, so we are very proud of all the winning students! 

2023-2024 Essential 8 Award Winners
Course Student Name
A Level Awards  
Business Daria Rogoza
Classical Civilisation Isabella McGhee
Criminology Jonathan Barragan Rahjiri
Economics Samuel Asiedu
English Literature Zita Kingston
English Language and Literature Nikoleta Mullisi
Geography Connor McAllister
History Aquilat Kwarteng
French Rebecca Quarantini
Italian Rebecca Quarantini
Spanish Michaelina Musah Ackom
Law Stacey Aderaye
Maths Parsa Sianat
Further Maths Alex Oluwafemi Bakare
Politics Emona Peeva
Physics Christian De Bersigny Rozler
Biology Tiana Mcnaught
Chemistry Zita Kingston
Sociology Emilia Smola
Religious Studies Cyntia Rios Cajamarca
GCSE and other Awards  
GCSE Maths Nuria Puiu
Edexcel Number and Measure Award Meron Gebretsadik Gebru
GCSE English Godwin Addai
Vocational Course Awards  
UAL Creative Media Level 3 Christian Molinengo
UAL Performing Arts Level 3 Emanuela Asamoah
CTEC Engineering Level 3 Daniel Campbell
CTEC Engineering Level 3 Tyrese Oharisi
BTEC Health and Care Level 3 Rodiyat Ayeni
BTEC Health and Care Level 3 Jada Jarrett
BTEC IT Level 2 Railey James Cruz
BTEC IT Level 3 Jamal Khan
BTEC Sport - Football Academy Level 3 Junaid Rehman
BTEC Travel and Tourism Level 3 Matt Tipan
BTEC Business Level 1 Ivan Khartoniak
BTEC Business Level 2 Oluwaseun Inubiwon
BTEC Business Level 3 Ciaran Clifford
BTEC Business Level 3 Ana Makaradze
BTEC Science Chelse Onumah
House Awards  
Camino Patience Omosigho
Jerusalem Emilia Smola
Guadaloupe Shante Green
Holy Fatima Jumobi Bakare
Lourdes Nallely Perez Guillcatanda
Walsingham Sophie Briggs
Knock Chenique Palmer
Principal’s, Governors and ALS Awards  
Principal's award for Service Adonia Muluken
Principal's award Sean Fagborun Bennett
Principal's award Jumobi Bakare
Governors’ award Isabella McGee and Daniel James Profitt
ALS award Katie Piller