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Exam Success

GCSE Results 2016

An Array of A*s

The results gained by Christ's Hospital’s IGCSE pupils this summer matched closely the very strong pattern established in recent years, with excellent pass rates, further distinguished by a high proportion of top grades. 32.3% of all grades awarded were A*, 64.1% were A* or A , 85.6% were A*, A or B and 96.6% were A* - C.

Individual highlights included:

  • 9 pupils gained 10 A*s or more, with Katrina Millett (London) and Megan Whitney (Surrey) achieving 12 A*s;
  • Owen Purnell (Horsham), Jayde Rose (London) and Nana Sarfo-Bonsu (Crawley) achieved 11 A*s;
  • Paula Gross (Munich), Finlay Osman-Sellwood (Henfield), Frederick Underwood (Horsham) and Fabian Webb (Bury) gained at least 10 A* grades;
  • In total, 31 pupils gained 10 A*/A grades or better, with Owen Purnell achieving an impressive 13 grades at A* or A.

Other highlights include:

  • 93.3% of Further Mathematics pupils gained A*s or As;
  • 10 pupils scored the Double A* grade in Further Mathematics, thus achieving 3 A*s for their Mathematics overall at IGCSE;
  • 86.1% of the Single Mathematics grades and 92.6% of all Mathematics grades combined were A*s or As;
  • 82.4% of the pupils taking Latin achieved A*s or A grades; 
  • All 14 of the Mandarin pupils gained A*s;
  • The sciences have all done well at IGCSE, with the Biology, Chemistry and Physics Departments respectively achieving 93.2%, 92.1% and 95.3% of their grades at A*-B;
  • 91.2% of all History pupils gained A*-B grades. 

The Head Master, John Franklin, is delighted with these results and said: “Our pupils and their teachers have worked very hard to ensure this excellent set of GCSE results. The boarding environment at CH provides an ideal setting for the pupils to immerse themselves in their studies and for their teachers to be on hand to help them achieve their full academic potential. This set of results will stand our pupils in good stead for the next two years in the sixth form for their A Level or International Baccalaureate (IB) studies.” 

The IGCSE is an exceptionally rigorous qualification which places particular emphasis on final examination assessment, ensuring CH pupils gain a qualification which is highly demanding, academically advanced and internationally regarded.

A Level and IB Results 2016

Christ’s Hospital’s A Level pupils are celebrating a strong set of results, with just under 70% of all grades awarded at A* - B and some outstanding individual performances by pupils. Together with the School’s best ever International Baccalaureate examination results, which were released in July (taken by one-third of the cohort), the overall A* - B percentage for the year group is just under 80%.

The top A Level pupils this year included:

  • Jea-Hong Shin (A*, A*, A*, A)
  • Hans Chan (A*, A*, A)
  • Rufus Jordana (A*, A*, A, B)
  • Febechi Okolidoh (A*, A*, A)
  • Elizabeth Coster (A*, A*, B)
  • Lucy Bridges (A*, A, A)
  • Olivia Crossman (A*, A, A)
  • Campbell Docherty (A*, A, A)
  • Billie Edwards (A*, A, A)
  • Eloise Wroe Wright (A*, A, A)

Jea-Hong Shin has secured his place to read Medicine at KCL, Hans Chan is going to Imperial to read Chemistry, Rufus Jordana if off to Cambridge for Modern and Medieval Languages with Febechi Okolidoh taking PPE at the LSE. 

There were also some excellent results achieved by a number of Christ’s Hospital’s academic departments. In particular, the Art Department, for the second year in succession, achieved an outstanding 100% A*-B and the Philosophy Department gained an impressive 83% of grades at A*-B.

IB Results

25% of the cohort of 39 pupils gained 40 or more points (out of a possible 45) and just over 54% of the pupils gained 38 or more points, the equivalent of at least four A*s at A2 level. Of special mention are Emma Toms who achieved 44 points and Benji Yokyong Zoega who achieved 43 points.  Emma Toms will study Classics at Cambridge and Benji Yokyong Zoega has secured his place at York.

  • Emma Toms (44)                                            
  • Benjamin Yokyong Zoega (43)     
  • Tiah Cudjoe-Cole (42)
  • Tulula Docherty (42)
  • Zoe Vallinga (42)
  • Angel Droth-Vicens (41)                
  • William Goddard (41)                     
  • Milly Newham (41)                                       
  • Amy Shepherd (41)   
  • Philip Mapara (40)                                          
  • Isobel Pelling (40)                                         
  • Charlotte Aylwin (39)                     
  • Rosamund Lawrance (39)                            
  • Leonard Lopez-Hemsing (39)  
  • Iona Grace Popat (39)                   
  • Daniella Asogbon (38)                   
  • Isabella Barrow  (38)                      
  • Eva Krestel (38)                               
  • Alice Kumpfert (38)                                       
  • Leonie von Loeper (38)                 
  • Mary Gardner Ward (38)

These outstanding results have resulted in the following places being secured at top universities including Classics at Cambridge, English at Oxford, Biochemistry at Imperial, Mechanical Engineering at Imperial, Philosophy, Politics and Economics at York, Medicine at Groningen, Medicine at Queen Mary London, Medicine at UEA, Liberal Arts at Bristol, Psychology at Bath and Geography at Durham to name but a few.

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