Dearne student Sarah goes global

Sarah Scholey

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Sixth form student Sarah Scholey is off to the Far East this summer after top grades secured her a place on the University of Sheffield’s Global Scholarship scheme.

Sarah, of Darfield, gained a triple distinction* in her Level 3 BTEC extended diploma in health and social care at Barnsley Academy and will study for a BA Hons degree in Education, Culture and Childhood at the University from September, with plans to follow up later with a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, to allow her to become a primary school teacher in the future.

But first the 17 year-old will visit a yet-to-be confirmed university in South East Asia for the summer, after beating off scores of applicants to gain one of 30 sought-after places on the university’s prestigious Global Scholarship Scheme.

Nikki Shaw, Executive Principal at Barnsley Academy said: “This is an incredible achievement by Sarah. Her absolute focus and determination have not only helped her to success in her studies at the academy, but have now secured her a place on the Global Scholarship programme and all of the amazing experiences and benefits that will bring. Well done Sarah!”