A Lytham Sixth Form College student has been recognised among the most promising young scientists in the country.
Javaria Jamil, from St Annes, has been highly commended in the Science Student of the Year category at this year’s BTEC Awards - which puts her in the top 10 BTEC science students nationally.
The 19-year-old second year student is on course for a Triple Distinction* in Applied Science at Lytham Sixth Form College - the equivalent of three A* at A-level – and was nominated for the honour by Programme Leader Eleanor Benson. Javaria said:
“I’m very proud to have been highly commended in the BTEC Student of the Year awards.
“To be rated so highly among some extremely talented students from around the country is something I will always remember.
“I couldn’t have done it without the support of my parents and tutors at Lytham Sixth Form College.”
Mandy Pritchard, Head of Lytham Sixth Form College, said it was a great achievement for Javaria to be recognised with such a prestigious award. She added:
“We are extremely proud of Javaria’s achievement, which puts her in the top 10 BTEC science students in the country.
“She continues to work extremely hard on her programme and is expecting to progress onto a degree in pharmacy, already having received offers from respected universities.”
The winners of the BTEC Student of the Year awards will be unveiled at the official ceremony in the world-famous Royal Horticultural Halls in Westminster on Thursday 6 July 2017.
A spokesman for Pearson, which delivers BTEC qualifications, added:
“We have been amazed by the quality of nominations we've received for the BTEC Awards this year.
"This is a wonderful accomplishment and a great indication of truly outstanding work.”