Wednesday 11th October 2017
Second-highest national Geology mark for JLC student
A John Leggott College student has started his second year at John Leggott College on a high, after learning that he scored the second-highest national mark in his AS Geology exam in June 2017.
Sebastian Vionnet, who came to John Leggott College from Melior Community Academy, is studying Geology, Maths, Physics and Geography, and is aspiring to study Geography at University. He chose Geology because he enjoys the practical aspects of physical Geography, and felt that Geology would be a natural progression as well as a subject he couldn’t study at school. After speaking to staff at an Open Day at John Leggott College, his mind was set!
“In the first couple of months at John Leggott College, the Geology department went on a field trip to Keswick where we spent three days looking at geological structures, and getting to know each other. It helped me to settle into college life, and we all made friends really quickly.”
Although Sebastian felt that his exam had gone well, he couldn’t believe it when his Geology teacher, Clair Souter, announced that he had achieved the second highest mark nationally! Clair received an email from Chae Cruickshank, Geology Subject Advisor for OCR (Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations) congratulating Sebastian and praising the quality of Geology teaching and dedicated staff at John Leggott College:
“On behalf of OCR I wish Sebastian every success with his future studies and hopefully a continuing interest in Earth science. I feel sure that his achievement reflects the quality of Geology teaching at John Leggott College. Although Geology has a much smaller entry than Biology, Chemistry and Physics, I was told recently by a University lecturer that most of the students who graduate with 1st Class degrees from Earth Science courses in the UK had studied A Level Geology.”
Sebastian’s future career is looking bright as he continues to work hard during his second year at the college. He is considering applications to study Geography at Durham University or The University of Edinburgh, and is keen to continue his passion for travel and practical fieldwork.
If you’re fascinated by the Earth and its geological structures, apply to study Geology at John Leggott College. You’ll cover practical skills, petrology and economic geology, rocks, minerals and fossils, global tectonics and much more! Visit the John Leggott College website to find out more: https://www.leggott.ac.uk/courses/geology-a-level/