Despite recent gloomy warnings in the media about downward trends expected in A-level results this summer, Hurstpierpoint College students have once again enjoyed considerable success, achieving the strongest results in the school’s history.
Overall just under half of all grades were A*/A and the vast majority of students are going on to their choice of university, including Oxford, Cambridge and other prestigious universities such as Bristol, Durham, Edinburgh, Exeter, London (Imperial, KCL and UCL), Manchester, Newcastle and Southampton.
Headmaster Tim Manly said: “There has been a real sense of purpose about this year’s Upper Sixth and their hard work has been rewarded with some excellent results.
“I am particularly delighted for the seven students seeking to study Medicine (5) or Veterinary Medicine (2), all of whom have met their offers.
“Most of the year group have gained places at their choice of university and their final year at Hurst will have prepared them well for their undergraduate studies.
“It is a tribute to their ‘Hurst’ spirit, that alongside their academic work, so many have contributed so much to the life of the College during their time here, whether in the creative arts, on the sports field or in our wider community.
“They have been a truly delightful group and we will miss them but wish them well for the future.”
36 students achieved the equivalent of 3As or better (IB students are included where they scored 7 or 6s in their three Higher Level subjects). These included several from the Horsham district and the surrounding area:
George Batchelor, A*, A, A from Horsham
Rob Chandler, A*, A*, A, A, A from Horsham
Amelia Frett, A, A, A from Horsham
Matthew Goodwin, A*, A, A, A from Pulborough
Rory Green, A, A, A from Horsham
Jess Hedges, A*, A, A from Horsham
Kit Holliday, 43 points IB, from Steyning
Leigh Macleod, A*, A*, A, C from Horsham
Georgie Mellor, A, A, A from Pease Pottage
Elsa Noad, A*, A, A from Henfield
Catia Paglieriani, A*, A, A, A from Cranleigh
Savannah Parkinson, 39 points IB, from Horsham
Daniel Stokes, A*, A, A from Horsham
Annabel Thompson, A, A, A from Billingshurst