Star student nominated for national award

Georgia Gannicott

An aspiring midwife and Sir John Deane’s Sixth Form College student has been shortlisted in a national competition recognising excellence in learning. 

Upper Sixth student Georgia Gannicott, 18, is through to the final of the National BTEC Awards 2017 for Child and Social Care Student of the Year.

Already a high performing student Georgia, who is studying an Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care, has taken up an extra unit of study within the course, as well as choosing to study two extra science units in her own time, in a bid to make her application to midwifery stronger.

Sarah-Jane Hair, Health and Social Care teacher at Sir John Deane’s, said: “From day one Georgia’s drive to be a midwife and to support those less fortunate than herself have been illustrated through her hard work and determination.

“BTEC is a path way which has been invaluable to Georgia allowing her to achieve her personal goals whilst gaining excellent grades. She has scored distinctions in every unit of work through sheer hard work and will leave college with a top BTEC qualification of D*D*D*”

On top of her busy schedule of study, Georgia, a former pupil at Alderley Edge High School, also works for the National Trust and is a member of St John Ambulance.

She has completed work placements in radiotherapy, attended the ‘taste of medicine’ programme at the Manchester Royal Infirmary and has gained invaluable experience on the maternity and neonatal units at Wythenshawe Hospital and with the Tall Ships Youth Trust.

Sarah-Jane added: “Her strength of character and her determination to succeed in the caring profession and in particular as a midwife, has helped her achieve some wonderful things in health and social care that need celebrating and make her stand out above and beyond others her age.”

The winners will be unveiled at the official BTEC Awards ceremony in London on Thursday 6th July 2017 at the world-famous Royal Horticultural Halls in Westminster.