A Level Student receives John Biffen Award - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Bridgwater & Taunton College (BTC) A Level student Euan Barton has received the prestigious John Biffen award, presented in association with Old Morganians in memory of the former cabinet minister to mark outstanding educational achievement.

The John Biffen award was established in 2008 by former students of John Biffen’s alma mater, Dr. Morgan’s Grammar School (now Haygrove School), and is presented to an outstanding student in History, Politics or Economics. John Biffen was born in Combwich near Bridgwater, and earned a scholarship to Cambridge University, graduating with a First Class Honours degree in History. He would go on to serve as MP for Oswestry for more than 35 years, holding high offices in Margaret Thatcher’s administration. He became Lord Tanat in 1997. The John Biffen award winner receives a cheque for £100, as well as a copy of Lord Biffen’s autobiography as part of the prize.

Euan, of Mark, studied A Levels in Economics, Maths and Physics at BTC, achieving A*A*B grades before progressing to the University of Exeter to study Economics.

BTC A Level Economics lecturer Sabrina Schmidt said

Euan was an exemplary student and always engaged in discussions. He confidently led revision sessions and demonstrated a great sense of humour.

Course Leader Matthew Smith said

Euan is the twelfth recipient of this prestigious award. I would like to thank Old Morganians for their ongoing commitment to celebrating student success, and I wish Euan well in his future endeavours.

For more information about studying A Levels and other courses at BTC, see the Course Information pages, or come along to the next Bridgwater campus open evening.

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