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Dignioras and dignissimas awarded

Congratulations to Matthew Simmonds who has been awarded a digniora for Physics.  Dr Dean notes: ‘Matthew submitted a beautifully presented and very detailed report on the electromagnetic spectrum that contains physics well above that expected of a Third Year pupil. He managed to explain ideas normally met in Sixth Form Physics lessons as well as putting these into relevant contexts.’

Jeremy Hill has also received a digniora for French. Mrs Jones comments: ‘Jeremy produced an outstanding piece of writing for his end of year examination. This is worthy of a top grade at IGCSE and way beyond that which is expected of a pupil in the Third Year. This is the culmination of excellent work throughout the year and he is a linguist of the highest calibre.’

Jess Holmes and Abigail Sheppard have both achieved dignissimas in Biology. Mr Aellen says: 'The Lower Sixth completed a research project on ‘Biology in the News’ reading the primary research behind the headlines. Abi studied CRISPA gene editing in zebra fish and human embryos and Jess looked at immunotherapy of the Merkel cell carcinoma. Both girls produced evaluations of complex data and ideas at a very high level, showing research skills that may well be expected of an undergraduate.'

Well done to all four of these students on their achievements.