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Annual Achievement Awards 2017

Corby Business Academy celebrated the achievements of hundreds of its students at its annual award ceremony attended by local dignitaries and VIP guests.

The inspirational speaker was Jules Howard BSc MSc who is a UK-based wildlife expert, zoology correspondent, author, science writer and broadcaster. Adventures of the UK Ambassador for Science include expeditions to track the world’s rarest invertebrates, hand rearing threatened spiders and releasing them back into the wild.

On Arrival, guests were shown a film of the huge range of activities that have taken place in the Academy over the past year and were welcomed by Associate Principal, Ms Janina Taylor.

Prizes were then presented from each faculty to students in KS3 and KS4 for their excellent work. Students from Years 11, 12 and 13 celebrating GCSE, AS and A-level results were commended with a parade of them taking to the stage.

Business leaders and representatives took to the stage to hand over Special Awards and Associate Principal, Ms Taylor, presented the Principal’s Special Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Years 11 and 13.

Chair of Governors, Clive Chenery concluded the evening by giving a brief speech to celebrate the evening and the many achievements of the students.

Special thanks go to everyone who contributed to the evening including the Sixth Form students who greeted guests, the catering and waiting staff, sound and lighting technicians and the student readers who introduced each prize category with a summary of the work of each faculty.

Well done to all of the recipients:

KS3 Physical and Natural Science Award – Cuba Aves-Walker

KS4 Physical and Natural Science Award – Angela Jorgic and Thomas West

KS3 Business Humanities and Enterprise – Callum Crysell

KS4 Business Humanities and Enterprise – Shaun Chinyanga

KS3 Art Music and Industrial Design – Evie Anderson

KS4 Art Music and Industrial Design – Chantal McLaren

KS3 Communication – Ella-Grace Allan

KS4 Communication – Louie Anderson

KS3 Mathematics and Information Technology – Sullivan Rymarz

KS4 Mathematics and Information Technology – Harry McEwan

KS3 Unit Provision – Lily Eden

KS4 KS3 Unit Provision – Ben Davies


Year 11 cohort – comprising nearly 200 students celebrating their GCSE results

Year 12 cohort – comprising 63 students celebrating AS results

Year 13 cohort – comprising 30 students celebrating their A-level results


Special Award for Physical and Natural Sciences – Courtney Smith

Special Award for Business Humanities and Enterprise – Happy Hands Young Enterprise Group consisting of: Jessica Brown, Natasha Cadogan, Chloe Critchley, Ronan Kelly, Daniel Lee, Sean Mathieson, Chelsea Philp and James Stuart.

Special Award for Art Music and Industrial Design – Rebecca Loveday

Special Award for Communication – Blazej Puchala

Special Award for Mathematics and Information Technology – Joshua Rogers

Special Award for Unit Provision – Zak Fairhurst

Special Award for Environmental Science – Dillion Tomkins

Principal’s Award for Outstanding Achievement – Year 11 – Sophie Sheen

Principal’s Award for Outstanding Achievement – Year 13 – Darrah Kirkpatrick