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Cooked to perfection: Alcester student whips up top marks

Imogen Buller 7th Oct, 2017 Updated: 9th Oct, 2017

A FORMER Alcester Academy student has scored the highest mark nationally in her recent GCSE Food Technology exam.

Ellie Watson has been named the winner of this year’s BNF Drummond Education Award after achieving the highest possible score in her summer GCSE exam and has been invited to London to collect her prize.

The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) runs The Drummond Education Award scheme for GCSE and A-level to promote interest in and awareness of good practice in food and nutrition and to reward the achievements of outstanding students and their teachers in the subject area.

The award consists of a certificate presented by a Guest of Honour, a £50 prize for the student and a £100 prize for the school. The aim of the awards is to inspire some of the winners to pursue a career in food and nutrition.

High-achieving Ellie has moved on to Alcester Grammar School to study a Level 3 Food course with a view to becoming a dietician in future years.

A spokesperson from Alcester Academy said: “Naturally, we are extremely proud of Ellie and her achievements.”

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