11 years and counting

Justin Giles, a Sixth Form student at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School has set a new record. He has been a pupil at the School for over 11.5 years.

This feat has only become possible since the Sixth Form opened in September 2010. Justin, now aged 18, joined the school in Year 3 when he was seven years old and has been there ever since. When he decided to change his subjects at A Level and extended his Sixth Form studies by a year he became the longest serving pupil in the School’s recent history.

It’s been a happy eleven years and Justin still thinks the School is “Brilliant”. He says “I’ve really enjoyed it here. The best thing about the School is the staff who really care about you and are very supportive.”

Justin is studying Sociology, Business Studies and Product Design and hopes to go to Loughborough University to study Business Studies. He then plans a career in investment banking.

As well as his studies, Justin is an enthusiastic sports man and is a member of the School’s 1st XV Rugby team. He is also a keen athlete and has represented the School in the 200m, 400m, shot put and javelin events. But his main love is skiing and as part of his Product Design course he has made ski accessories.

Headmaster Paul D Spencer Ellis commented “Justin is a great example of the bright ambitious young people this school produces. Not only is he high achieving academically but he also excels in other areas like sport and skiing. I wish him every success in his exams this summer and in his future career.”

The photo shows Justin, who joined in Year 3, with one of the current Year 3 pupils.

May 2014

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