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August 2018

  • World Challenge 2018

    Published 29/08/18

    This year's World Challenge expedition saw the group of young explorers travel to India for an incredible, once in a lifetime experience. Here, our World Challenge leader, Mrs Frisby, talks us through their trip. 

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  • Outstanding GCSE Results at Hill House!

    Published 23/08/18

    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.”

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  • Record A Level Results at Hill House

    Published 16/08/18

    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.’


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