A COMPUTER science teacher at the Chase school has won a top accolade for his work this week .

John Palmer has been awarded chartered IT professional status by BCS, the chartered institute for IT.

He is one of just five teachers in the UK with CITP status, which is awarded to people practicing IT to the highest professional standards.

Head Mike Fieldhouse said: "John has had an enormous influence in the development of computer science in schools nationally, and the Chase has been recognised as a centre of excellence for the teaching of this subject for some years now.

"We are delighted that the institute has decided to award him chartered status in recognition of his excellent work. The numbers of girls and boys taking GCSE computer science at the chase are well in excess of national averages, as are the results and progress made by students in the subject.”

Mr Palmer said: "Computer science is a vital subject for our students who represent the next generation of Malvern's brilliant brains and will ultimately enable the UK to compete in the global marketplace of the future."

The accolade was announced at Monday's awards evening at the school, where the special guest was former pupil Adam Hatton, who now works for Jaguar where he designed the XF and XE cars.


English GCSE Lucy Pemberton; English A level Emily Kenyon; Carol Ann Duffy Poetry Prize Megan Pickford; Peter Higgs Prize for Literature Rebecca Wells.

Mathematics GCSE Helen Mallett; mathematics A level Grace Haydon; Ranasinghe Shield for best attitude in mathematics Katie Whitehorne.

Science GCSE Lily Dean; biology GCSE Samuel Vines; biology A level Grace Haydon; chemistry GCSE Annabel Dawson, Cerys Wilks; chemistry A level Fergus Cameron, physics GCSE Connor Dooley; physics A level Christopher Wright. Tom Elliott Prize for A level physics for exceptional coursework Ben Gutteridge.

Design and technology GCSE Tomas Pickford; Design and technology A level Kayleigh Evans; Catering GCSE Lauren Norman; Garth Prize for excellence in design Lucy Simmons; Aline Marks prize for textiles Catherine Brodie; Minshull trophy for food-related studies Daniela Mai.

Geography GCSE Milo Elmes; geography A level Harry May; history GCSE Hayley Strain; history A level Aiden Stitt; RE GCSE Natasha Snee; RE A level Zoe Pomeroy; psychology A level Lauren Jenkins; sociology A level Hermione Miltiadou; Joy Jeffs Prize for outstanding geography coursework Daniela Mai; Ray Butler Cup for the student with the most philosophical mind Ben Clarke.

French GCSE Lucy Pemberton; French A level Emma Bradley; German GCSE Gabriel Bames; German A level Chloe Bircham; Spanish GCSE Jamie Winslow; James Dymock memorial award for exceptional improvement in modern foreign languages Octavia Sherwood.

Business GCSE Thomas Prior; business A level Victoria MacKelvie; economics A level Celbé Silcock;

creative media level 2 Samuel Vines, creative media level 3 Ben Smith; computer science GCSE Thomas Reed; computer science A level Daniel Cripps; ICT level 3 Charlotte Aston; Marcia Lafford Cup (IT) Sebastian Heron.

Art GCSE Harry Stephens; art A level Hannah Ramsay; dance GCSE Annabel Dawson; drama GCSE Elizabeth Jones; music GCSE Hayley Strain; Creativity Cup for outstanding contribution to the arts Rebecca Metcalfe; Jeffries Cup for performing arts Elizabeth Jones; Peter Waddington prize for music Charlotte Anthony; Peter Dance cup for music Abigail Morris; Cartland Cup for general music proficiency Daniel Luce; Beryl Cliffe Shield for strings Lucy Colbourne; Jones Cup (orchestra prize) Joseph Oliver.

PE and sports GCSE Rory Smith; PE and sports BTEC L2 Katie Haron; PE and sports A level Megan Taylor; PE and sports BTEC L3 Ryan Williamson; Hazel Jones Memorial Shield for services to the school on the sports field Megan Taylor; Curtis Cup for excellence in hockey; Harry Pawson; Roger Smith Cup for personal endeavour in sport Jack Curits; Robina Pomeroy ski award Georgina Sutton.

Outstanding exam results GCSE Daniela Mai, Tomas Pickford, Hayley Strain; outstanding exam results A level Ethan Webb. Christopher Wright; outstanding progress GCSE Tiffanie Stephens, Milo Elmes, Connor Dooley; outstanding progress A level Ross Harnden, Sophia Allbright, Sofi Scaife.

Christie Cup for personal endeavour Savannah Mills; Simon Blanchard Prize for personal endeavour Ben Smith; Dudley Brook Cup for progress Katie Haron; June Seymour Prize for contribution to the ethos of the school Henry Hewer; Tammy Holmes memorial award for outstanding contribution to the life of the school Oliver Campbell; Williamson Prize for commitment to saving the planet Lauren Lewis-Farley; Duke of Edinburgh Shield Amberlea Roberts; Merryn Anthony Cup for the student displaying the light of humanity in their eye Aimee Preece.