When Keir Martland progressed to Cambridge with an outstanding 2 A*s and 2 As in his A-levels, we knew he was destined for great things.
At Winstanley, Keir took an active role in extra-curricular activities whether in the Debating Society or as President of the History Society. At the 2016 Awards Evening, he received the Governors’ Award for Academic Achievement.
A year since beginning his degree in History at Selwyn College, Cambridge, Keir has been recognised as a Scholar of the college. Impressively, he achieved the highest mark in the whole college in his first year History exams which entitled him to a £150 scholarship and the prestigious ‘Scholar of Selwyn’ title.
Book-lover Keir was also delighted to receive an £80 Blackwell’s voucher as additional reward from his achievement. Keir said: ‘to receive such recognition from the college after my first year is an honour. Cambridge has and is opening up a world of opportunity for me. I have secured the opportunity to give a talk at the Oratory School in London on History and, last year, had the chance to observe at Norwich School which is great experience for my possible future teaching career.’
Keir is planning for a career in teaching or the Priesthood in the future and we wish him the very best of luck; we know his hard work will pay off.