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Two students share top spot in A2

Students’ outstanding performance in the 2012 examinations was recognised at the Salters’ Institute Annual Awards Ceremony at Salters Hall on Friday 23rd November

Congratulations go to Catriona Law from the Trinity School inNottingham and Matthew Bell from Hardenhuish School in Chippenham, who shared first prize. They both achieved 598 out of a possible 600 UMS marks across all the assessment units. They received their awards from Her Royal Highness Princess Sumaya bin El Hassan of Jordan and Professor Sir John Holman, Master of the Salters Institute.

Livvy Bridge from Richmond upon Thames College, Michael Rasiah from Merchant Taylors' School in Northwood and Alexander Robbins and Christopher Speller from St Olave's Grammar School were third equal, each achieving 596 marks.

Well done to the prize winners and their teachers and to all the SNAB candidates who were successful in the summer 2012 exams. In June 2012, 25% of candidates achieved an A grade or better, with 97% achieving a grade in A2.

SNAB AS Unit 3 prize

Six visit/issue reports were short listed for the Salter’s AS Unit 3 prize, they had all received top marks and were very good pieces of work so deciding who to award the prize to was not easy. After much discussion the Salter’s AS Unit 3 prize was awarded to Nikhil Joshi from Haderdasher Aske’s Boys School in Elstree. The judges agreed that his report titled ‘What are scientists doing about the problem of the decline of Bumblebees in Britain?’ was a really good analytical piece of work. Congratulations to Nikhil and to the highly commended runners up who were: Sam Gilbert from Hampton School, Susannah Gold from Newent Community School, Samuele Gould from The Archbishop’s School, Michael Hughes from Holloway School, and Tejas Panchal from Merchant Taylor’s.