Pendleton Sixth Form College celebrate student success at their Annual Awards

4 July 2018

Students from Pendleton Sixth Form College have been recognised for their incredible achievements at the college’s annual awards ceremony.


Kimberly Cash, Head of College, opened the event with an address to students, parents and esteemed guests. She said: “Our awards evening recognises the talents and immense contributions our students make throughout the academic year. It allows us the opportunity to celebrate our students who not only work tirelessly, but also give due regard to our values and morals which they exemplify, such as integrity, discipline, compassion and zest for learning.

“Our student’s hard work and dedication has been excellent this year as always and their progress exceptional, and we believe that the results this year are going to be amongst the very best the college has ever achieved.”

The ceremony, which was hosted by Freya Humberstone, Level 3 Musical Theatre student, saw second-year students from each subject area, for both A-level and Vocational courses, being recognised. For each subject, a ‘Student of the Year’ was awarded based on nominations from teaching staff and course leaders. Winners were awarded by very special guest, Jackie Flynn, the college’s Chair of Governors.

Second Year A-level Awards Winners:

Art – Katya Dimitrova

Biology – Daniel Patel

Business – Laura Bradley

Chemistry – Kaid Robinson

Classics – Emilia Hilton

Criminology – Emily Pike

Dance – Luke Hodkinson

Drama – Emma Fadire

Economics – Lewis Roddy

English Language – Gradys Nyka

English Literature – Emilia Hilton

English Combined – Moises Seruelo

Engineering – Peter Brown

Film – Fern Heald

Financial Studies – Gloria Gavrus

French – Tony Lola

Geography – Holly Kelshaw

Graphics – Josh Wood

Health and Social Care – Paisley Blake

History – Oliver Firth

ICT – Cameron Macfarlane

Law – Reece Glennon

Maths & Further Maths – Hope Duncan

Media – Electra Flanagan

Philosophy – Dayna Baker

Photography – Almudena Rodriguez-Zudaire

Physics – Daniel Doherty

Politics – Evelyn Ashmore

Product Design – Dzhan Asanov

Psychology – Dominique Moukala

Sociology – Ifeyinwan Isibor

Space Engineering – Jake Bluer

Spanish – Sam Perkin

Sport – Matthew Jones

Textiles – Inga Andrezejczak

Second Year Vocational Awards Winners:

Art – Tingting Xu

Graphics – Marcus Davidson

Photography – Eloise Davidson

Textiles – Kiana Soleimani

Acting – Michela Riccardi

Dance – Alice Hutchinson

Musical Theatre – Louise Gaffney

Technical Theatre – Liam Hotham

Forensics – Shannon Richardson

Applied Science – Ayomide Irene Bello

On the night first-year students were also celebrated for their all they had achieved just half-way through their journey at Pendleton.

First Year Student of the Year:

A-level Student – Ella Hudson

First Year Vocational Awards Winners:

Creative Arts – Victoria Mitchell

Performing Arts – Imogen Ogden

Science – Lewis Kirby

The Pendleton Consort of Voices, one of the college’s flagship choirs, led by the Head of the Centre of Excellence for Performing Arts, Neil Bennett, put on two superb musical interludes on the night.

And then came the final honours of the evening, the presentation of special awards.

Five students in total were honoured in the presentation of four awards. The Kerrigan Award, a commemoratory award for a former performing arts student who sadly passed away whilst studying at Pendleton many years ago, was awarded to Amelia Kenworthy and Luke Hodkinson. The two students had shown hard work and dedication throughout their studies and have now been accepted to study at prestigious performance schools as a result.

The second special award was The Soroptimist Award, which was presented by the Soroptimist International of Manchester organisation. The organisation works to transform the lives of women across the globe and following the Manchester Arena tragedy they wanted to do something to help improve the life of one young woman in Manchester, in honour of those who would not get the chance to pursue their dreams.

They awarded Kira McPherson £250 towards pursuing her career in performing arts. She was selected by staff in the department due to her infectious energy and motivational approach to work.

Kaid Robinson, A-level student studying chemistry, maths and physics was then awarded The Reading List Foundation Scholarship. He was awarded £250 towards books and provisions for his first year of study at university due to his hard work and incredible commitment to his studies.

The final award of the evening was one particularly close to everyone’s hearts. Earlier this year, staff member of the college for over 20-years, Barbara Weilding, sadly passed away. In honour of her incredible contribution to the college, The Barbara Weilding Award for Contribution to the Community was created, and the first recipient of the award was A-level student, Louisa Mason, for the work she does to help others.

The awards as a whole were a triumphant success and showcased exactly why Pendleton Sixth Form College is within the top 7% of colleges nationally for achievement rates.

All photos from the night can be found on Facebook, click here to view. 

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