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Awards for Excellence in Geographical Learning

What are these awards for?

These awards aim to recognise and reward excellence in geographical examinations. It is always appreciated by students, parents and schools when the highest examination achievements are rewarded, and to have that achievement recognised by the national learned society for the subject elevates it further still. We have therefore embarked on an award scheme which promotes the interest and enjoyment of geography by recognising and rewarding high achievers in A Level and GCSE examinations.

The awards are announced in October/November of each year once we have been notified of the outstanding candidates by the Awarding Bodies.

The winning students each receive a cash award and certificate from the Society.

The 2013 Award Winners

A Level
OCR – Elizabeth Mooney, Central Newcastle High School, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
AQA – Niamh Macpherson, Methodist College Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Edexcel – Maisie Heath, King Edward VI Five Ways School, Bartley Green, Birmingham
CCEA – Kate Donnan, The Royal School, Armagh, Northern Ireland 
WJEC – Melissa Bush, Branston Community Academy, Branston, Lincoln

GCSE
OCR – (Spec A) Alasdair Glen, Bradford Grammar School, Bradford; (Spec B) Noam Vincent-Vogt, Fortismere School, Muswell Hill, London; Laura Kruszewski, Bromley High School, Bromley, Kent
AQA – (Spec A) Tanvi Acharya, Sheffield High School, Sheffield; (Spec B) David Pauli, Bedale High School, Bedale, Yorkshire
Edexcel – (Spec A) Saskia Delacave, Norwich School, Norwich, East Anglia; Silas Mason, Oakham School, Oakham, Rutland; (Spec B) Matthew Chapman, St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School, Bristol; Lucy Cunningham, South Wilts Grammar School for Girls, Salisbury, Wiltshire
CCAE – Emily Coyle, Victoria College, Belfast, Northern Ireland; Jenna McDowell, Banbridge Academy, Banbridge, Northern Ireland; Sean Herron, Lumen Christi College, Derry, Northern Ireland
WJEC – (Spec A) Chloe Rixon, Watford Grammar School for Girls, Watford; (Spec B) Rebecca Sisson, William Howard School, Brampton, Derbyshire; Katherine Westerberg, William Howard School, Brampton

IGCSE
AQA – Christy Sze Wah Kwan, The Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Cheltenham
Edexcel – Keita Kashima, Tonbridge School, Tonbridge, Kent
CIE – Emily Stock, Queen’s College London, Westminster, London

Pre-U
CIE – Tessa Callender, Downe House, Thatcham, Berkshire

International Baccalaureate
Freya Sanders, The Stephen Perse Foundation, Cambridge

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