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Award-winning Classicists

Two of our A Level Classics students have been awarded prestigious national awards in recognition of their academic excellence, contribution and commitment.

Congratulations to Camille and Sophie, two of our Lower Sixth Academic Scholars, who have been awarded Girls’ Day School Trust Pearson & Silver Awards. Each year the awards are offered to GDST pupils who excel in classical subjects, contribute to school life and show commitment to studying a classical subject at university. The committee awarded 10 prizes in total this year, with one of the highest paying awards going to Sophie, while Camille was awarded the very top prize for the most outstanding candidate of the year: the Nancy Silver Award. Both girls are currently studying Classical Greek, Latin and Mathematics, while Sophie also studies History – both plan to read Classics at university after South Hampstead Sixth Form.

The prize money is allocated to support Classicists attending courses or carrying out projects with a classical content; both Camille and Sophie plan to use their awards to attend Classical Greek summer school at Bryanston this year.

The Pearson & Silver awards are just some of the many prestigious scholarships available exclusively to GDST pupils. The Silver award is named after Nancy Silver, a classicist and former GDST Head. Bertram Pearson, CB, DSO, MC, MA, who was a member of the Council of the Trust, died in 1984 leaving a share in the residue of his estate to the GDST for the purpose of promoting and furthering the study and pursuit of classical learning in Greek and Latin. 

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