Geology student Oliver Katz has attained the highest marks ever achieved in A level Geology this year scoring an amazing 600 out of 600 over six separate modules. This is the first time that maximum marks have been awarded by the WJEC examination board since the specification began in 2002.
The nearest before Oliver was a student from King’s Canterbury who managed to score 599/600 in 2009. In addition fellow student Jonathan Mailes was second in the high score stakes this year with an impressive 597/600. Oliver is off to Durham University in September to study Geology and Jonathan will be studying Natural Sciences at Cambridge.
Oliver was presented with an Estwing geology hammer and holster by Head of Geology Ian Kenyon in recognition of his spectacular examination performance this year. Oliver commented
‘that his success was down to a combination of inspirational teaching, meticulous revision and a passion for the subject that began with his very first Geology lesson back in the fourth year.’