Roentgenium certificate in the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge for L6 pupils, this puts him in the top 55 scores from over 7200 entries (in the top 0.76%!
) and it is Bancroft’s first certificate at this level.
Candidates are invited each year to submit an essay of between 2,000 and 4,000 words on a topic to be chosen from the list of questions.
The list of questions for the 2015 Robson History Prize is available .
All these essays are open to students in Year 12 and Year 13.
More competitions will be added as they are announced.
Not coincidentally, it also happened to be his topic of study in History while at Birkenhead Sixth Form College.
Sam, who gained A Level grades of an A* and two As in History, English Literature and Religious Studies respectively, explained: “Word limits of A2 coursework restricted the amount of depth I could go into with the theme, so I used the Julia Wood competition as a means of writing the essay I had wanted to write all along.
It was quite a cathartic experience for me on a personal level as well as an exercise in academia." “My History teacher, David Simpkin, had encouraged me to read around the subject (courtesy of his bookshelf) and also re-affirmed the importance of historiography in class: something which I made sure to implement in my essay.” Heading to Cambridge at the start of October, Sam feels that his hard work over many years has paid off as he begins his distinguished path at one of Britain’s oldest and most renowned universities, concluding: “I’ve been mentally preparing myself to go to Cambridge since I was about 10-years-old, so my mood for these last few weeks has been one of eagerness and appetency rather than apprehension.
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