Herts & Essex student in national Top 12 for GCSE Astronomy
Herts & Essex is delighted that one of their Year 11 students, Ella Piron has been placed in the top 12 students nationally in the recent GCSE Astronomy exam. Ella was one of a number of the Year 10 students who studied the Astronomy course which was run by Mrs Mary Compton, Assistant Headteacher: Science & Engineering, at the school during the evenings. The course has been run for over a decade and the participating students have achieved some great results; this is the fourth time that a Herts & Essex student has been placed in the top 12 by the Royal Astronomical Society.
Ella was presented with a certificate marking her achievement and has been invited by the Royal Astronomical Society to take part in their exclusive poster challenge. Ella will be presenting her further work to the RAS in February.
Mary Compton commented, 'We are delighted with Ella's achievement; it is a great accolade and one of which she should be very proud. She was a committed member of the Astronomy club last year and her enthusiasm and hard work have really paid off.'