A Cymoedd learner from the â€˜A Level Class of 2020â€™ has received The Worshipful Livery Company of Wales Award in recognition of her outstanding academic achievements.
The college was delighted to welcome Mr. Geoff Hughes, Past Master of The Worshipful Livery Company of Wales accompanied by Liveryman, Miss Margaret Davies, to the Nantgarw campus to present the Award and a cheque for Â£250 to Jodie Neville.
Jodie, 18, from Treharris studied at the collegeâ€™s A Level Centre achieving four A* grades in Law, Sociology, Maths and History and will be heading to St. Edmund Hall, Oxford later this month. The gifted learner, who hopes to become a criminal barrister, fell in love with the prestigious university after taking part in its residential summer school programme last year.
Presenting the Award, Mr. Geoff Hughes, congratulated Jodie on her A Level results and on securing a place at Oxford. He explained one of the primary aims of The Worshipful Livery Company of Wales is to promote education in Wales and the School Awards provide the opportunity to recognise learners who have achieved outstanding results.
Speaking after the presentation Jodie said, â€œI am proud to receive this Award in recognition of my A Level results; I was so happy to have achieved the grades that I needed to secure my place at university and have to thank all the tutors at the college for their support. I have always wanted to go to Oxford, it is one of the best universities in the world and I am so excited to start my course in Octoberâ€.
Commenting on Jodieâ€™s achievements and the Award, Karen Phillips, Principal said, â€œWe are so proud of Jodie. This has been a very different year for our learners, and I know that she has worked so hard to achieve the grades required by Oxford. We wish her every success for the future and Iâ€™m sure, given her commitment, she will achieve her ambition of becoming a criminal barrister. I hope that Jodie will stay in touch with the college to inspire future learners. I would like to thank The Worshipful Livery Company of Wales; we are grateful for their continued support of Cymoedd learners and Iâ€™m sure they would agree â€“ Jodie is a worthy recipient of the 2020 Awardâ€.
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