Alec Morley, an advanced level second year student at King George V College, was recently awarded the Liverpool Scholars Academic Achievement Award by The University of Liverpool.

The award was presented during a ceremony at the University on October 21st, in recognition of Alec’s outstanding performance throughout The Liverpool Scholars Programme.

The Liverpool Scholars Programme, organised by The University of Liverpool, offers Year 12 students in the North West the chance to participate in a range of activities, such as workshops, academic skills master classes and lectures, and aims to prepare students for University life.

Alec, who currently studies A Levels in Maths, Biology and Chemistry at KGV, said, “The programme allowed me to gain a better insight into what studying a degree will entail and it was great to meet likeminded people from different College’s.”

Entry onto the programme is highly competitive – all participants of the scheme are required to meet a list of eligibility criteria and must submit an individual application. In 2015, just 70 students completed the programme and Alec was one of eight students from KGV who participated in the scheme.

To complete the scheme students were required to write an academic essay – a culmination of all of the skills they had learnt across the programme. It was for this academic essay that Alec received his award.

“I chose to write my essay on the increased prevalence of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and the treatment options available for this.”

“I picked this topic because my sister suffers with OCD and I have an outside interest in the subject area, so it was interesting to look into this from an academic viewpoint.”

Alec is part of the Inspire Programme at KGV College, a programme which aims to meet the needs of students with high academic ability, potential and/or talent. He hopes to study Medicine at university in the future and plays an active role in the KGV Medical Society.

Jane Gallagher, an Inspire Progress Coach at the College, said, “From the very first day he arrived at college Alec set his sights on studying medicine at university.”

“Alec is quite simply an exceptional student with an outstanding work ethic and this award is very well deserved.”

“He is currently preparing for a number of university interviews, including one at Cambridge next month, and this award will certainly be something for him to talk about.”


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