Pupils jumped for joy as an amazing array of A* GCSE grades were achieved at Christ’s Hospital, Horsham.
Among the individual highlights were Rafaela Alford and Phoebe Thornhill who achieved 12 A*s each.
India Hogan, Grace Owen-Ellis Clark and Katrina Troth all collected 11 A*s and Isaac Hayden and Jeffrey King picked up ten A*s.
Sol Deller, 16, who attended Southwater Junior Academy before joining Christ’s Hospital in Year 7, achieved ten A* or A grades.
He said: “I have little words to describe how I feel, it’s like everything coming together at the right place and at the right time and also balancing my athletics career, having achieved the English schools’ standard in long jump. It’s all quite overwhelming!”
Headmaster John Franklin said: “I am absolutely delighted. I fully recognise the hard work that lies behind these superb results both on the part of the pupils and their teachers, and I congratulate them on their achievements.
“The ethos at Christ’s Hospital is to ensure that each pupil achieves his or her very best. Focusing on academic accomplishments is vital, but equally important is enjoying a wide programme of co-curricular activities.
“We know that our approach to education helps our pupils to develop their individual abilities, such as initiative, creativity, reasoning, problem solving and team work.
“Such skills are essential for all future learning and we wish our pupils continued success as they embark on their A level or International Baccalaureate (IB) studies.”
In total, 70.1 per cent of all grades were at A* or A, 91.0 per cent gained A* to B and the overall pass rate was 99.9 per cent.
Other highlights include 52 per cent of Chemistry pupils gaining A* grades, 81 per cent of the biology grades and 86 per cent of the Chemistry grades were A* or A, and 87 per cent of the pupils taking Latin achieved A* or A grades.
All eight of the Mandarin pupils gained A* grade and 98 per cent of theology and philosophy pupils gained A* to B grades.
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