Sixth Form students are celebrating today as they receive a record set of A Level grades, despite recent reforms designed to make A levels harder.
The pass rate at Hill House School was 100%. A record 66% of exams were graded at A* to B, with 31% attracting the top A*/A grades.
Star performers included Charlie Spruce and Faraaz Anjum, who both achieved 3A*s and 1A. Faaria Shahzadi got 2A*s and 2As, while Georgia Marsh scored 1A* and 3A grades.
Milly Everatt, who combined academic studies with her career as Miss Lincolnshire, achieved 2 B grades, while Head Boy Joe Orme managed to gain A*BB while also pursuing a career as an acclaimed guitarist at the Royal College of Music. Well-known local musician Daniel Thomas gained A*AA, as did Bessacarr’s Ella Broadbent. Twin brothers Joseph and Tom Kell managed to acquire AAB and ABB between them.
Headmaster David Holland was delighted with the successes, saying ‘this reflects a lot of hard work and talent from both students and teachers. We are especially pleased that results are improving as examinations are getting harder; for two thirds of A levels to be A or B grades is a splendid achievement for all concerned, and therefore the great majority of our Upper Sixth are going to top universities on competitive courses.’