Richmond College celebrates outstanding students
Students have spoken about receiving recognition for their outstanding achievements at Richmond College’s annual awards ceremony.
More than 200 people attended the awards evening on Wednesday, September 12, at Clarendon Hall in York House, Twickenham.
The outstanding academic achievement award went to Ibtehaj Nadeem who gained four A* grades at A-level, plus an A at AS-level and an A* in his extended project qualification.
The 18-year-old from Southfields said: “I was very happy and honoured to receive the award.”
He said his secret to success was focusing on studying the textbooks and not just looking at past papers.
He will go on to read computer science at Churchill College, Cambridge University. He then plans to do a masters and a PhD in computer science, or something similar.
Another outstanding student was Livvy Bridge, who received the award for most improved A-level performance.
Livvy achieved four A*s and is going to Somerville College, Oxford University, to read experimental psychology.
The 18-year-old, of Clarence Road, Teddington, said: “It was nice because I was nominated by the teachers.”
Awards for outstanding vocational achievement were shared by Ellie Sheldrake and Habibe Bakici. Two awards were also given to students for their greatest contribution to college life.
Linus Field received his award for his commitment to sport volunteering work and Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu for his achievement as a playwright.
Catering and hospitality students provided food for the night and student from the performing arts department provide entertainment.
Principal David Ansell said: “Our students are with us in most cases for only two years, but the distance they travel in that time is an inspiration to us all – their achievements are truly impressive.”