Sixth Form students at Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy were celebrating their A Level and BTEC results today with the Academy reporting an increase in the overall performance of Year 13.
Initial headline figures show that the overall pass rate increased to 99% (98% in 2016) and the percentage of students achieving top A*-C grades increased to 77% (70% in 2016). Maths, Economics, Sociology and Psychology were the top performing subjects at A Level. Vocational subjects also performed exceptionally well with the average grade across the cohort improving to Distinction* minus.
Freeman Roger Jeal reports:
On 3 August Past Master Helen Esmonde promised her Guildhall Library audience a high-speed journey from the quill to the search engine and was true to her word.
Members may be interested to learn more about the 2017 Young Furniture Maker's Exhibition which they can do by visiting the Notice Board in the Members Only area.
Members will be keen to read of activities and achievements at SCWA during the last month of the school year all of which are recorded in the latest issue of Crown Life. Please click here to go to the SCWA page. Of especial interest will be the report on the Finance Fortnight. The Stationers' Foundation provided a grant in support of this important initiative aimed at Key Stage 3. It certainly seems to have lit a competitive fuse as at least one team are already plotting how to win next year's competition! It also brought them up sharp in the face of the reality of fraud and credit card debt.
Members will be interested (perhaps on behalf of younger friends and relatives) to hear that Freeman Ella Kahn (right in photo ) and her business partner Bryony Woods (left in photo ), the 2016
YS prize winners are, through their company, Diamond Kahn & Woods Literary Agency, sponsoring a place on the Get Into Book Publishing Summer Course to be held at UCL from 29th August – 1st September 2017
On Monday 25 July the Young Stationers held their annual dinner at Stationers' Hall and Dr Simon Heffer was their guest speaker. A great time was had by all and during the course of the evening the name of the winner of the YS prize was announced. Members may be aware that there was a superb shortlist as follows:-
‘W H Smith is not the only famous stationer’
Liveryman Robert Sanger reports:-
As part of the Stationers’ Company Summer Exhibition at the Guildhall library, on the evening of 18th July Margaret Willes, Liveryman, spoke beautifully to a very full house about famous Stationers throughout the six centuries of our Livery Company’s existence.
Members wishing to contribute to the Shrieval Chain Appeals in respect of Sheriff Elect Alderman Timothy Hailes JP (on the right in the photo) and Sheriff Elect Neil Redcliffe JP (on the left in the photo) should click here to go through to the Members' Notice Board for full details.