The College of West Anglia

Academic Achievement Recognised at Awards Ceremony

On Tuesday 8th January the college annual celebration evening took place, which recognised students who have excelled on their chosen courses.

Over 350 award-winners achieved either the iExcel award or ‘Norfolk scholar’ status that night. The iExcel award recognises those who achieved high grades in a level 2 course or in GCSE maths, English or science, while the ‘Norfolk scholar’ status was conferred on those who had achieved some of the highest grades in a level 3 vocational course. The college has the highest number of Norfolk Scholars of any education provider, with over 255 statuses conferred this year.

The award winners, joined by their families and friends, were treated to an inspirational speech from singer, songwriter and political activist, Jermain Jackman, winner of The Voice UK in 2014. After his speech, Jermain sung ‘A Change is Gonna Come’ and wowed the audience with his unique voice.

Award-winners received their certificates, badges and posed for a photo with Jermain and CWA principal before their re-joined their families and friends to enjoy nibbles and drinks prepared by hospitality and catering students from the college.

Jermain Jackman said: “The college continues to recognise, promote and shine a light on those students who are achieving great things. It’s extremely important we recognise the hard-working young students who are going that extra mile and achieving greatness.”

CWA Principal, David Pomfret, said:  We would like to thank Jermain for his inspirational words and his on-going commitment to motivate and inspire CWA learners. We are immensely proud of our fantastic student achievements this evening and as Jermain said – ‘Set ambitious life goals, dream big and believe – you all have a fantastic future ahead of you.”

Andrew Gedge, Assistant Principal, said: “Tonight provided us with the opportunity for students, teachers and parents alike to celebrate their endeavours, hard work and performance.  We believe that all of our students should aim high and achieve higher and that is exactly what they have demonstrated this evening.”