Hurstpierpoint College students today celebrated some outstanding A-level results with six local students confirming their places at Oxbridge.
Among these is Harry Noad, from Henfield, who will study Philosophy and Theology at St Peter’s College, Oxford, and Charlie Shotton, from Albourne, who will be reading Politics, Psychology and Sociology at Emmanuel College, Cambridge.
Hurst Headmaster Tim Manly said: “Our Oxbridge cohort are a remarkable group of young men and women whose talents extend way beyond their academic achievements and I know that they will go on to make a significant contribution to life in their respective colleges and, later, in their careers.”
Another exceptionally high achiever, Edward Zeidler, also from Albourne, gained four A*s and will study Mathematics at Warwick University.
Overall, Hurst’s results mirror the school’s powerful performance in 2011, but will not be released fully until questions and queries of the various examination boards have been resolved.
Mr Manly added: “In a year when many of the country’s most prestigious universities have already stated that they are full, it is particularly gratifying to see so many of our students achieve their personal bests to attain or exceed their offer grades.”
“This year group has been outstanding as role models, demonstrating great leadership in the intellectual, creative and sporting life of the school. It is tremendously rewarding to see such a satisfying body of academic results – a reflection of the hard work of students and staff alike.”
Amongst Hurst’s other star performers who have achieved three As or better are:
Miranda Holliday, from Bramber, who will read Medicine at University College London.
James Mitchell, of Washington, who will read Physics at Manchester University.
Millie Singleton, of Washington, who is taking a gap year to develop her very successful equestrian career.
Alice Turner, of Warninglid, who goes to Exeter to take a Flexible Combined Honours degree.
Katherine Woodlock, from Colgate, who will read Pharmacy at Bath.