A2 Student Alexandra awarded 3 scholarships to study at leading Music Conservatoires

We are over the moon for A2 student Alexandra Harrison as she is offered places at 4 leading Music Conservatoires, with 3 of them offering her scholarships. This is truly a remarkable achievement.

Alexandra has been student at juniorRNCM for five years, studying viola and violin.  She is also a member of the National Youth Orchestra and has just returned from a winter residency where she performed in various concert venues including the Barbican, Nottingham, Warwick and Liverpool.  She was also a member of The Halle Youth Orchestra and Musica Kirklees, before joining juniorRNCM. She really is an immensely talented individual!

Alexandra applied to study an undergraduate Bachelor of Music at Conservatoire at the Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music, Royal Northern College of Music and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

Following a tough application process, which involved an earlier submission deadline for her personal statement, an audition process (playing set repertoire and a contrasting piece, sight reading, aural exercises and musician questions), and an in person interview with the audition panel, Alexandra was offered places at all 4 Conservatoires, and scholarship offers from the Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music and Royal Northern College of Music.

I feel very proud and honoured to be offered a place at all four Conservatoires I applied for as well as being offered financial support to study there. Greenhead has ensured I was prepared and organised for the application process as well as being encouraging for the auditions and supportive with the amount of time I have had to be absent through the Autumn.

Quote from Alexandra

Well done Alexandra on this outstanding achievement, we are so proud of you and can’t wait to follow your musical journey in the future.

Awards and Reunion: Celebrating our Class of 2022

On Thursday 5th January, we welcomed our Class of 2022 back for an Awards Evening and Reunion at the John Smith’s Stadium.

The event was an opportunity for our Class of 2022 to reunite with their peers and teachers whilst celebrating their remarkable achievements.

Their results, released in summer 2022, were simply outstanding. The overall A Level pass rate was 99.3% (national average was 98.4%), with 88.0% of all grades at A*-C and 71.9% at A*-B, almost 10% higher than the national average of 62.2%. 1174 students gained A level passes in 3 or more subjects, with 44 students gaining A*/A in 4 or more subjects, and 295 gaining A*/A in 3 subjects. 

Guests were greeted to a performance by our recent Battle of the Bands winner ‘Third Floor Soul’, then Chair of Governors, Richard Armstrong opened the ceremony. Principal of the College, Simon Lett followed with a round-up of the 2021/22 college year showcasing the impressive talent amongst the year group, and their collective efforts including raising over £2000 for Young Minds.

The special guest of the evening and presenter of the awards was Mary Ahern, former Greenhead College student, CEO of ALPS and daughter of former Principal Kevin Conway. Mary delivered an enlightening presentation about her journey from Greenhead College to CEO of ALPS, including her top tips to our Class of 2022. She spoke of her late father Kevin Conway and his transformative work as Principal and founder of ALPS.

Awards were then handed out for each individual subject plus a handful of special recognition and achievement awards.

The evening concluded with another performance from ‘Third Floor Soul’.

We would like to thank all the individuals and organisations who sponsored a prize for the event.