Howell’s School Student Wins Royal Geographical Society Excellence Award

Lily Nan opening her results

A student in Year 12 at Howell’s School, Llandaff (GDST), has gained one of the highest marks nationally for her performance in the 2014 GCSE Geography examinations.

Lily Nan, aged 17, who lives in Radyr, has won a Royal Geographical Society Excellence award for her achievement. The Society’s Excellence Awards recognise and celebrate the hard work and success of the pupils who achieve the highest marks in the public geography examinations each year. Students from schools across England, Northern Ireland and Wales are eligible for the awards. Lily will receive a cash prize and certificate from the Society.

Steve Brace, the Society’s Head of Education and Outdoor Learning, said:

“The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) is thrilled to give Excellence Awards to those pupils who have achieved the highest marks nationally in their 2014 geography examinations. The pupils receiving these awards have all demonstrated their excellent understanding of geography as a subject and how it can inform us about the world we live in. Their exceptional marks highlight their ability as geographers, as well as the high quality teaching that takes place in their schools.”

The Head of Geography at Howell’s, Mr Tom Biebrach, said:

“The Geography department is extremely proud of Lily’s achievement in her GCSE Geography examination. Lily gained a great deal from the field investigations we carry out in Howell’s School and was able to demonstrate her understanding of the importance of geography in the real world.”