Shaun Marshall a winner at the British Education Awards

Former Greenhead College student, Shaun Marshall, was announced a winner at the British Education Awards 2019, in recognition of his brilliant academic results and extracurricular success within the A Level category.

The glittering awards ceremony took place on Thursday 31st January at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester, where Principal of Greenhead College, Simon Lett, picked up the award on Shaun’s behalf – who unfortunately could not attend the event.

This is the second year in a row that a Greenhead College student has won this award, after Grace Goswami won in 2018. A fantastic achievement for the College. 

Shaun, 19 from Clayton West, who now studies Maths and Computer Science at Oxford University, was nominated by Greenhead College following his outstanding academic success where he achieved four A* grades in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Computer Science.

On top of his academic achievements Shaun fully engaged in enhancement opportunities both in College and beyond with an impressive array of achievements under his belt.

Shaun represented the UK at the International Olympiad of Informatics, held in Japan where he finished 1st in the UK and 71st in the world, placing him in the top 25%. He also came in the top 25 in the UK Maths Olympiad and in the top 50 in the UK Physics Olympiad.

Shaun is also currently in the process of developing the British Informatics Olympiad website and creating a training programme for students in the future to help them succeed at National and International levels. Shaun took this project upon himself as he felt passionate about giving back to the community of future young like-minded individuals and the organisation that provided the opportunity for Shaun to go to Japan.

Simon Lett, Principal at Greenhead College said:

“We are absolutely thrilled that Greenhead has won this prestigious award for the second year in a row. Shaun fully deserved this award – he was a fully-committed and industrious student.”

Shaun Marshall also commented on his award win:

  “I’m very happily surprised to have won the award, I wasn’t expecting it as I knew a Greenhead student had won last year. I think it’s a testament to how Greenhead and other organisations such as the British Informatics Olympiad provide opportunities for students to push themselves and make real achievements.”