AN "EXCEPTIONAL" student was shortlisted for a prestigious education award.

Gwen Williams, who left Ysgol Glan Clwyd in St Asaph in July last year, was nominated for the British Education Awards 2019.

A total of 76 candidates were shortlisted and winners were revealed during a ceremony on January 31 at Hilton Manchester Deansgate.

Gwen achieved 4A*/A. As head girl she was involved with organising the student council and took her ambassadorial duties for the school seriously.

Gwen, who plays piano to grade eight, is keen to pursue a career as a veterinarian. The horse lover and rider undertook extensive work experience which secured her place studying Veterinary Science at University of Cambridge.

Catherine Jones, head of Sixth Form at the school, said: "This was the first time that we nominated a pupil for the awards.

"We were delighted that Gwen reached the final shortlist of candidates for the A Level Achievement award She was an exceptional student and we are very proud of her achievements to date."

As part of the British Education Awards, students are judged on their academic achievement and extracurricular responsibilities.