Applied Science and Sixth Form students recognised at annual awards

Centre for Applied Sciences award winners with Centre Director, Anna Douglas

Centre for Applied Sciences award winners with Centre Director, Anna Douglas​

Inspiring students from City and Islington College’s Sixth Form College (SFC) and Centre for Applied Sciences (CAS) have been recognised for their dedication, talent and triumph over adversity at an annual awards ceremony. 

Coinciding with the end of term, students and guests were treated to a fantastic jazz performance from A Level music students, award winning poetry and inspiring stories from this year’s award winners.

Sixth Form College award winners, with Centre Director, Keren Abse

Sixth Form College award winners, with Centre Director, Keren Abse

One of the evening’s awards was the ‘Ambreen Kaiserimam Prize for Science’, which went to A Level student, Lina Nielsen. Lina, who is studying A Levels in Chemistry, Biology and Geography, overcame illness this year to excel in her studies. She has also been selected to represent London at the prestigious English Schools championships in the 400m this summer. She said: 

I am really proud to receive this award, it is quite overwhelming actually. It has been a difficult year for me health wise, but I have worked very hard and have received a lot of support from my teachers to help me through.

“I am passionate about science and athletics, and aim to compete nationally and go to Queen Mary University to study Chemistry.”

One of the Centre award winners for the Centre for Applied Sciences was Jessenia Paz-Lopez who is studying for a BTEC Extended Diploma in Animal Management. Jessenia has excelled in her course and has shown drive and determination to achieve her aims of making her family proud and going to university to study Animal Sciences, which she is on track to do. Three other centre winners from CAS were Applied Science students Jordan Ross and Reynaldo Santos plus Sport Science student Jamal Chambers.

Employers who have played a significant role in supporting students at the Centre for Applied Sciences and Sixth Form this year were also recognised. Inmarsat, the renowned satellite communications company who broke new ground in the search for missing Malaysian airline MH370 were given an employer award. The company based in Old Street have offered over 20 students the chance to gain invaluable experience at the company this summer.

Also recognised were The Reach Society, who won the Community Partner Award. Reach are a social enterprise of specialists in a range of fields who have encouraged and motivated students at CAS this year through inspiring workshops.

Awards were also given to three talented Sixth Form students in memory of Melika Everitt, a passionate A Level Art student who sadly passed away last year. Plus there were awards for exceptional media students in memory of the College’s Senior Media Technician, Micky Maniloff, who passed away this year after inspiring many students at the College for a number of years.

You can follow these links to find out more about studying at the Sixth Form College and Centre for Applied Sciences

To view more photos from the evening, visit the SFC and CAS albums on flickr

Full list of award winners:

Centre for Applied Sciences

  1. Centre Award - Reynaldo Santos
  2. Centre Award - Jordan Ross
  3. Centre Award - Warren Jamal Chambers
  4. Centre Award - Jessenia Paz-Lopez 

Sixth Form College

  1. UCL Award for Academic Excellence - Cheuk Man Lee
  2. Centre Award - Ria-Monique Lucey
  3. Ambreen Kaiserimam Prize for Science - Lina Nielsen
  4. Melika Everitt Prizes: Courteney Horan
  5. Melika Everitt Prizes: Ralph Berryman
  6. Melika Everitt Prizes: Melissa Gardiner
  7. Poetry Prize: Kendra Rose Fevrier
  8. Micky Maniloff Prize: Jakub Jozefowicz, Eray Kara, Pharez Vitalis, Yuksel Yilmaz