Two Forest Town students could be set for dazzling careers in the world of finance after achieving top marks in industry exams.
Kirsty Antcliffe (18) and Luiza Bochniak (18), both sixth form students at Garibaldi College, scored in the top one per cent nationally in the Certificate in Financial Studies (CeFS)exams.
The qualification, equivalent to A Levels, is aimed at young people hoping to develop a career in the financial sector and is administered by the Institute of Financial Services’ University College in London.
Kirsty said: “I am so proud to have achieved a grade that is in the top one per cent in the country.
“Studying finance has helped me learn many important aspects that I can take further into life.”
Steve Chapman, lead teacher for business, finance and enterprise at Garibaldi said: “It is fantastic that the high achievement and hard work of Garibaldi students is receiving national recognition.”
Both students have also been awarded a £750 scholarship towards undergraduate study at the college if they decide to pursue a career in the financial sector.
University college vice-principal Alison Pask added: “To be named as one of the top performing students in the UK is testament to their hard work and dedication. Garibaldi can be proud of their achievements.”