14th June 2017
Congratulations to A Level Psychology student Jessica Heap, the winner of this year's Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation Psychology Prize at York College.
Jessica (aged 17) from Filey, is formerly of Ryedale School. Whilst at York College she has studied A Levels in Psychology, English Language & Literature and Sociology and she has been offered a place at the University of York to study a Psychology degree in September.
York College psychology tutor Scott Franklin describes Jessica as: “One of the most remarkable students we have had for a long time in A Level Psychology. She has produced fantastic work and can explain her thoughts in a beautifully clear manner. She is an accomplished psychological researcher too, who already produces undergraduate-quality projects and she relishes the opportunity to hone these skills at university. Her bright personality and intellect allows her to thrive in a strong academic environment. She has a bright future ahead and I wish her every success.”
Jessica is delighted to be chosen as this year’s winner, saying: “I am overwhelmed and honoured to be chosen for the Caroline's Rainbow Foundation Psychology Prize. I’m fascinated by psychology, it helps us find out why people behave the way they do and better understand the world we live in. Looking to the future I would like to be a clinical psychologist helping people with anxieties.”
Marjorie Marks-Stuttle presented Jessica with a gift voucher and certificate. She said: "The prize is awarded annually in memory of my daughter Caroline Stuttle who was tragically murdered during a gap year in Australia in 2002. Caroline studied A Level Psychology at York College and, like Jessica, was completely absorbed by it. I wish Jessica well as she progresses to university to further her studies.”