Three pupils from Victoria College were commended for their improvement, effort and academic achievement and presented with trophies in a new scheme supported by Deloitte. 
 
The Key Stage 4 students were presented with their awards at a special assembly last week. 
 
Jack Leerson, aged 17, won the academic achievement award, recognising his exceptional GCSE grades in Year 11. Jack commented: ‘I’m proud to have achieved what I wanted with my grades and to have done justice to the school, which has helped me immensely.’
 
The most improved student award was given to Viraj Kotedia, aged 17, as throughout Year 11 his effort grades increased steadily over the three terms. The student, who hopes to read law at university, said: ‘I am honoured to win this award and be the first person to receive recognition for making progress over the two years towards GCSEs.’
 
Calvin De Louche, who will be 17 years old in July, was awarded for his outstanding effort grades throughout the school year. The Deputy Head Boy achieved the year’s highest overall average score for effort and commented: ‘It was a slight shock to be presented with this trophy but it will serve as a wonderful reminder of the hard work and effort I put in for my GCSEs.’ 
 
Siobhan Durcan, a Director at Deloitte, said: ‘We are proud to be able to support these new awards and we are pleased to reward students who have demonstrated resilience and commitment towards improvement, something they and the school should be very proud of.’
 
Brendan Carolan, Victoria College’s Academic Coordinator Key Stage 4 and Head of Social Sciences, commented: ‘The boys were all delighted to be the first recipients of these awards, and we thank Deloitte for their support and for recognising the importance of ongoing effort.’