Pupils at Hill House were delighted to see the Department of Education announce this week that Hill House has again been established as the top performing school or college at A Level in the Doncaster area.
With 21% of Sixth Formers achieving the top grades of AAB last summer, with an average points score of 40, this places the school at the very top of the league tables for Doncaster.
Headmaster David Holland said ‘last year’s cohort and their teachers worked so very hard, and these results show the value of small class sizes, expert teaching, attention to the individual and knowledge of each pupils’ strengths and areas for development. We are thrilled that the 21% of top grades is more than 3 times higher than the nearest local school or college, and 5% higher than the national average. We are also delighted that these outstanding results allowed over 95% of last year’s pupils to go to their chosen university.’
Assistant Head Caroline Rogerson said ‘when you add these excellent results to the outstanding opportunities for leadership, sport, music and drama, it is clear why Hill House Sixth is thriving and attracting ever increasing interest from pupils from Doncaster and beyond.’
The pass rate was a record 100%. The highest grades also saw a new record, with 37% of exams at A* or A grades. An impressive 63% of exams were graded at A* to B, with another record 89% graded at C or above.
A*- A 37%
A*- B 63%
A*- C 89 %
Star performers include:
Arnav Chadha A*A*A*A* Maths and Physics at University College, London
Joe Hill AAAA History and Politics at Warwick
Joe Pollard A*AA English Literature at Newcastle
Isabelle Osborne A*AA English Literature at University College, London
Nimra Waqar AAA Medicine at Queen Mary University, London
Doncaster and England Hockey star Annabel Bennett was delighted to receive A*AB. Head Girl Morgan Everatt gained AAB, as did top musician Josiah Cadman. Captain of Netball Amy Jackson achieved A*AB and Charities Prefect Rajan Dhaliwal gained AAB.
Headmaster David Holland was delighted with the successes, saying ‘these record results reflect a lot of hard work and talent from both students and teachers. It is also important to realise these excellent results are purely in academically challenging A Levels, and so the majority of our Upper Sixth are going to top universities on very competitive courses.’