A-LEVELS: Christ’s Hospital students off to Cambridge and Oxford

JPCT 16-08-12 S12320869X  A Level results day. Christ's Hospital, Horsham. Bart Callaghan, Chloe Bussell, Louisa Haywood, Julie Panzieri, Lizzie Riley   -photo by Steve Cobb
JPCT 16-08-12 S12320869X A Level results day. Christ's Hospital, Horsham. Bart Callaghan, Chloe Bussell, Louisa Haywood, Julie Panzieri, Lizzie Riley -photo by Steve Cobb

Whilst many Christ’s Hospital students were reading straight As on their results papers this morning, some student were particularly proud to see they had secured places at Cambridge and Oxford.

Oskar Schortz, 18, from Hartfield, gained two A* and two A’s in Archeology, History, Geography and German, meaning he has achieved higher than the expected results to gain a place studying Archeology at Cambridge.

“I have always liked the sound of Cambridge,” he said, “for some reason it just think it sounds better than Oxford, though I’m not sure why.

“The teachers here make sure you’re prepared and you walk into the exam and know exactly what to do.

“I did probably work a bit too hard as I did get really tired, it was hard, but it was worth it!”

Another student who had gained a place in his dream university, was Bartholomew Callaghan, 18, who lives at the school and gained three As in Latin, Biology, and Chemistry, and will be going on to study Classics at Bristol.

“Throughout the whole year I probably put in about three or four hours each day which, after all the lessons during the day, is like 12 hours a day.

“I woke up this morning to an email telling me I had my place in Bristol so I was happy straight away.”

Chloe Bussell, 18, from Copthorne, gained two A* and two A’s in Maths, Further Maths, Biology and Chemistry.

She said that further maths was the most challenging subject.

“I’ve always liked Maths and I thought Further Maths would just be the same but a bit more but it’s actually a lot harder so I’m glad I’ve still done well in that.”

Almost a third of pupils achieved three straight A grades or better and nearly 80% of all grades were A*-B. The average number of UCAS points per pupil was just over 320.

These excellent results alongside the bespoke advice and one to one tutorial support our pupils receive when deciding which university and degree course to apply for have ensured that the majority of our pupils have gained places at top UK universities.

The Head Master, John Franklin, said: “These are excellent results and we are extremely proud of all of our students who have done so well.

“They have received such tremendous support from all of our staff and have worked so hard for this success which they thoroughly deserve. The students have not only achieved academically, but they also have done so much in other areas.

“They are rounded and confident young people who take with them the confidence and the skills that they will need to achieve success at university and beyond.”

Francesca Aras Tardito and Alex Honey gained five A Levels each. Alex is going on to read Japanese at Oxford.

Phoebe Corker-Marin and Finn McMahon gained straight A*/A grades and won places at Oxford and Cambridge.

Maud McCaffrey achieved straight A* grades in each of her three subjects and plans to read English.

Olivia Lane achieved A* A A and has gained a coveted place to read Veterinary Science at the Royal College.

For the first time, Christ’s Hospital Art students were assessed under the rigorous Cambridge Pre-U Art qualification. No fewer than 10 pupils gained Distinctions in this exam, including a rare D1 grade for Celeste McEvoy who goes on to read History of Art at Leeds. Rory Keddie, who achieved a Distinction in Art, has won a full scholarship to the New College of the humanities in London.