John Sleigh Award 2018

The Chemistry department at The Sixth Form College, Solihull has been celebrating student progress this term, as they handed out the John Sleigh award.

This award is given out every year to the student who has shown most improvement and this year the prize has been given to former Moseley School student Gaid Yusuf (aged 18). He started at College with a B grade in GCSE Science and Additional Science, but through hard work and determination he is now predicted an A grades in Chemistry, as well as an A in Biology and a B in Mathematics. Roshan is interested in studying Chemical Engineering at university, but is considering taking a gap year following completion of his A levels.

The prize was set up in memory of a dear former colleague and rewards effort and improvement. John Sleigh was a Chemistry teacher at the College in the past, and this award takes into account progress through hard work from GCSE level attainment to the end of Year 12 A level study.

Hilary Woodward, Curriculum Leader for Chemistry at the College, commented:

“Congratulations to Gaid in winning this award. It recognises the hard work he has put in this year, which is setting him up for success in the future. It is always rewarding to see the way students develop during their time with us and it shows that hard work does pay off.”

Roshan met with Chemistry teacher Rachel Johnston to get his prize, as well as with College Principal Martin Sullivan and John Sleigh’s widow Jane, from whom he received a certificate to mark his achievement.

27 April 2018