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Top students from Brock celebrated at STEM Awards ceremony

Top students from Brock were celebrated at the College’s STEM Awards ceremony on Wednesday.

The event, which was held at the College’s STEM centre was sponsored by local industry partners Fawley-based GEO Specialty Chemicals and Lymington-based Bridgeworks.

Students were honoured for their dedication, commitment and hard work across the full range of STEM subjects.

Gold and silver awards were given out to twenty-seven high achievers as well as cash prizes.

Graham Dunkley from GEO and David Trossell from Bridgeworks presented the certificates, along with £100 for gold and £50 for silver.

Also in attendance were special guests Mr and Mrs Greenwood, a local couple who have set up the ‘Greenwood Bursary’ which will be available every year.

The bursary will pay for a Brockenhurst College student who faces financial hardship to study a STEM related university degree and will cover their entire tuition fees for three years of their course.

17-year-old Tessa Crosbie from the Isle of Wight was awarded the highly anticipated overall STEM award as well as gold for Biology.

Tessa was recognised for her hard work in college as well as during a two-month placement with charity Raleigh International where she worked on a sustainable development project in Gorhka, Nepal, an area vulnerable to drought and water-borne illness.

After receiving her awards, Tessa said: “I’m truly grateful for the support and opportunities that come with studying at Brock.

She continued: “I love being a student here and to receive awards was such a nice surprise, I’m really honoured!”

David Trossell, CEO of Bridgeworks said: “Bridgeworks is honoured to support the Brockenhurst STEM awards for a second year and are thrilled to see so much interest from the local community to support STEM efforts.”

Assistant Principal Ann Johnson said: “As well as extending my congratulations to the students who won awards, I wish to thank our sponsors whose contribution has made this event a real success.”

“We were absolutely delighted to announce the Greenwood Bursary at this year’s STEM awards and are extremely grateful for the Greenwood’s generosity” she added.

You can see the full list of awards and award winners below.

 Gold awards Sponsored by GEO Speciality Chemicals:

Biology A Level

Tessa Crosbie

Chemistry A Level

My Duc Tran

Physics A Level

Zoe Wakelam

Environmental Science A Level

Christian Farfan

Geology A Level

Julia Markowska

BTEC Applied Science

Hannah Denyer-Philip

Maths A Level

Anqi (Angel) Zheng

Maths Further A Level

Peter Marsh


Gold awards sponsored by Bridgeworks:

Engineering BTEC

Mitchell Granger

Extended Project for Engineering

Toby Hollins Jones

Electronics A Level

Ben Hemmings

Design and technology A Level

Oliver Dowson McGill

Computing  BTEC

Chloe Masters

Computer Science  A Level

George Smith


Silver awards Sponsored by GEO Speciality Chemicals:

Biology A Level

Matthew Murphy

Chemistry A Level

Adam Doubrova

Physics A Level

Mihchael Allport

Environmental Science A Level



BTEC Applied Science



Maths A Level



Maths Further A Level

Tarquin O’Sullivan



Maddie Smedley



Carlo Cousins



Van Dung Le


Silver awards sponsored by Bridgeworks:

Engineering BTEC

Tom Matthewman

Extended Project for Engineering

Sam Hayworth

Electronics A Level

Felix Baylis

Design and technology A Level

Sean Maramo

Computing  BTEc

Dominik Bihari

Computer Science A Level



Overall STEM award (Bridgeworks)

James Leaver



Tessa Crosbie


Brockenhurst College in the New Forest National Park delivers a wide range of A Level, vocational and apprenticeship programmes.

It also provides a Higher Education programme, skills and training courses for adults, as well as bespoke services to business.

The College has over 3,000 16-19 year old students and around 5,000 adult learners. In addition, it attracts a high proportion of international students and has its own staff delivering A Level programmes in schools China.

Exam results are consistently high, with excellent progression of students into university (22% to Russell Group), apprenticeships and directly into employment. Excellent partnership links with employers provide students with varied work experience, live briefs and next steps progression opportunities. The College also has a strong skills training programme for unemployed individuals, working with employers, including large retailers in Southampton.

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