Another Year of Exam Success for Varndean College
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 11 students (26%) gaining 40 points or above.
Varndean College student, Kate Granlund, has been awarded joint second place in Cambridge University’s annual Woolf Essay Prize. Kate, aged 17, who previously went to Dorothy Stringer School and is now studying the International Baccalaureate Diploma at Varndean College, has been invited to atten
Students at Varndean College following the Sports Leadership Award alongside their academic studies have once again run another fantastic tournament for the ‘Year 9 Surrenden Cup’.
World renowned film critic David Thomson, made a rare UK personal appearance at the Depot Cinema, Lewes, on 10 March, sharing his insights in conversation with Depot Young Programmers. Three of these programmers were Varndean students: Edie Dams, Carlos Almonacid and Phoebe Ralph, who are participants in this programme.
Varndean College students Chantelle Nye-Smith and Rebecca Williamson have won a life-changing trip to Peru after being nominated by the College for a Journey of a Lifetime (JOLT). Rebecca and Chantelle will be travelling on a funded one-month expedition across Peru, Ecuador and the Galapagos this summer.
Students at Varndean College achieved 5 golds, 15 silvers and 8 bronzes in this year’s UKMT Senior Maths Challenge. Over 82,000 pupils from across the UK entered with the top 10% receiving a gold certificate, the next 20% silver and the next 30% bronze.
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