Pupils and staff at Hill House are celebrating this year after an outstanding set of GCSE exam results.
Despite concerns over how hard the new GCSEs would be to pass, our pupils earned a 97% rate at Grade 4 or above, with 42% gaining the top grades of 9-7.
Forty-eight of the prized grade 9s were achieved, with Hafsa Waseem being one of a select group nationally to earn a clean sweep of the highest grade! Ishan Khetan did amazingly well, he scored a full set of top-end grades, including 7 grade 9s. Joseph De Mulder, Lizzie Tonge and Suhaib Mohammed were also successful in achieving the top-end grades (equivalent to As and A*s) across the board.
Some of our other outstanding performers include Maria Torstensson who secured 9 top-end grades, Amelia Bishop, with 8, and Tom Lilley, Jessica Dook, Rosie Eves, Kyle Bingham and Archie Hall getting 7 top grades. Jack Thomas earned a fantastic set of grades, including 3 grade 9s. Twins Louis and Thea Gwilliam scooped 18 good GCSEs between them, with Louis winning 6 grades 9-7.
Staff were especially pleased to see that their busy international sports’ stars were able to reconcile their budding careers with very good grades. England running star Joshua Dickinson achieved good GCSEs, while, Chloe Cotgreave combined her dancing career with gaining 9 top grades. Jasmine Azarang managed to combine an ice-skating career, having represented Great Britain for the past 2 years, with gaining 4 grades 7-9 from her 8 GCSEs. Charlotte Pettit weighed in with an impressive 8 GCSEs while also focusing on her European Cross Fit Championships.
Headmaster, David Holland, said “In what was expected to be a difficult year for GCSEs throughout the country, we are delighted to have seen an improvement in performance. With coursework being dramatically reduced, the pupils had to work especially hard to hit these grades in their exams. We are exceptionally proud of these children and everything they have achieved.”