Student Shaun Marshall shortlisted for National Award

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Shaun Marshall, who studied at Greenhead College from 2016 to 2018, has been shortlisted for a British Education Award in recognition of his outstanding academic results and extra-curricular success in the A Level Category.

Shaun has been shortlisted for the A Level England Zone 1 Category, alongside three other students from Oldham, Stockton-on-Tees and Stoke-on-Trent. Shaun is the only student shortlisted from Yorkshire and the Humber in this category. The winner of the award will be announced at a prestigious awards ceremony and dinner at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester on 31st January 2019.

Shaun was nominated following an incredibly successful two years studying at the College, achieving four A* grades in his A Levels in Computer Science, Physics, Maths and Further Maths. However, it was Shaun’s extracurricular success that really made him stand out as a candidate.

Shaun competed at an International level in the Olympiad of Informatics, which took place in Japan. Competing against 335 participants worldwide, Shaun finished in 71st place and 1st from the UK which placed him in the top 25% and received a silver medal.

He also competed in various other Olympiads where he placed in the top 25 nationally in the Mathematics Olympiad, and in the top 50 nationally in the Physics Olympiad.

It doesn’t end there – Shaun also completed various other endeavours including volunteering, tutoring, playing Squash, Tennis and Badminton and also both the Saxophone and Clarinet to grade 8 standard, all alongside studying for his A Levels.

Principal of Greenhead College, Simon Lett, commented:

“We are thrilled that Shaun has been nominated for this prestigious award. This is the second year in a row that a Greenhead College student has been nominated for a British Education Award and we are hopeful that Shaun will follow in the footsteps of Grace Goswami who won Student of the Year at last year’s ceremony. A truly deserving finalist.”

We wish Shaun the very best of luck!