Three Varndean College international students have just won prizes in the UKMT Senior Maths Challenge. Yanlei Chen achieved a score of 102 (which was the highest score of all Year 1 participants from Varndean), winning her a Gold medal and also a place in the British Mathematical Olympiad Round 1 (BMO1) ; Jingya Wang, who achieved Silver; and Jiawei Bai who achieved a Bronze medal.
Following their recent visit, Ofsted inspectors have once again confirmed Varndean College as being a ‘good’ college, where students thrive and achieve. Many aspects of the report received outstanding recognition and praise, with the College’s major strengths being identified as follows:
Varndean College has gained planning permission to build a new STEM centre for Spring 2020. Through its challenging and engaging teaching, the College hopes to inspire and motivate the next generation of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians. The College hopes to encourage students to move on to higher level STEM courses and into a STEM career. The College is pleased to have secured funding for a £2.9m STEM centre to support and encourage STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
Varndean Science student Anya-Niamh Tidey has her eyes set on a medical career in The Army when she graduates, but her passion, skills and achievements have already been recognised by The Army who have awarded her a remarkable seven year bursary.
Varndean College student, Harry Dawes, has recently been awarded Sussex Police’s ‘Individual Cadet of the Year’ award.
Members of staff at Varndean College took part in the ‘Cycle September’ competition again this year. Run by Love to Ride, Brighton & Hove, participants gain points by cycling and registering their trips. Companies and organisations ent
Congratulations to Varndean College student, Jude Birch, who has scooped up yet another award; this time one of The Argus's Youth in Action awards, 'Innovator of the Year', sponsored by the i360. Jude's mother collected the award on his behalf, which was presented by i360's Head of Sales and Marketing, Lena Koskela, because Jude was taking up another prize at the time, a trip to Google's HQ in California!
Varndean College’s International Baccalaureate students have once again displayed an exceptional performance in their Diploma results this summer. The 42 IB Diploma students achieved an average of 36.12 points, which universities regard as equivalent to three A grades at A Level, with 13 students gaining 40 points or above.
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