Each March our professional association CIFE awards a number of prizes to exceptional students, and we have won two of them this year.

Wu Yik Him has won a CIFE Value Added award. Him was disappointed with his GCSE results in Hong Kong so took the decision to move to London to live with his aunt, seeing the transfer to Bales as the boost he needed to further his ambitions of becoming a Civil Engineer. Him embraced his new environment and with this his confidence grew and grew. Him was an excellent student and a popular member of the College. We are so proud of his achievements. Him achieved 2A*s and 2As at A level and secured himself a highly competitive place to study Engineering at one of Hong Kong’s elite universities.

Aynan Iqbal was awarded a CIFE College Prize. Aynan transferred to Bales College in Year 9 as he sought an environment that would better nurture his academic ambitions. Aynan is tenacious and hardworking and this is reflected in both his achievements at GCSE – 6 A*, 3As – and his decision to study 5 subjects at A level. Aynan achieved excellent results last year – 1A*, 3As and a B at AS level – for which he received another prestigious award from the Bangladeshi Community. Aynan has taken a year out to tutor maths, gain further work experience and he hopes to embark upon his medical career in the autumn.

The picture below shows Aynan and his family at the awards ceremony held in House of Lords

Bales College student Aynan Iqbal at CIFE prize ceremony