College achieves Ragdale excellence award
Former Halesowen College student Jannah Holmes has been shortlisted for a top prestigious award – an AQA Project Excellence Award.
Jannah is one of six students shortlisted for the National award and the winner will be announced at a special awards ceremony in November.
The 18-year-old left College in July and achieved an A* in her EPQ (Extended Project Qualification), an A in Environmental Science, A in Biology and B in Geography.
She is now taking a gap year and then is planning to study Wildlife Conservation at University.
She was nominated for the award for her project on how Crocodylian conservation will improve local eco-systems and help conservation.
Jannah said: “I am gobsmacked and so pleased to have been shortlisted for this award. I am so grateful to have been given the opportunity to do an EPQ on a subject which I am so passionate about and which I hope to continue researching in the future at university and beyond.
“Doing an EPQ has increased my knowledge and enthusiasm for a subject which I was already so enthusiastic about! It has given me invaluable experience of research and using a variety of reliable academic sources, referencing, constructing an extended piece of writing, and presenting. This has given me much more confidence for university and a base that I can work from. Thank you so much to my fantastic EPQ teachers, you are amazing!.”
Rob Hand, Head of Student Support at Halesowen College, said: “Congratulations to Jannah, she was a hard working student who deserves this recognition. We’ll be keeping everything crossed that she is named as the winner.”
Jannah was a pupil at Earls High School and comes from Halesowen.
Posted: 18th October 2023