Christ’s Hospital pupils last year topped the West Sussex league tables for A levels results and this year’s results remain strong with some outstanding achievements.
The results show notable successes at A2, with a solid A*- B pass rate of 72%. Additionally, a third of the cohort achieved its best ever results in the International Baccalaureate Diploma when the results were released in July with an impressive score of 37 out of a possible 45, which is equivalent to three A* grades and one A grade at A2 level with an average UCAS point score of 534.
The highest performing A2 pupils were:
- Miles Edwards (A*, A*, A*, A*, English at Cambridge) – Eastbourne, Sussex
- Katy Fishbacher (A*, A*, A*, A*, Medicine at Cambridge) – Pulborough, Sussex
- Peggy Hughes (A*, A*, A*, A*, Gap Year) – Amberley, Sussex
- Tiffany Chan (A*, A*, A*, A*, A, Finance at LSE) – Hong Kong
- Imogen Muir (A*, A*, A*, A, Natural Sciences at Cambridge) – Exeter
- Dara Adedayo (A*, A*, A, A Computer Science at Birmingham) – Middlesex
- Efosa Ayanru (A*, A*, A, Engineering at UCL) – Nigeria
- Rydan Giraudy (A*, A*, A, Chemistry at UCL) – Hampshire
- Chania Livesey-Clare (A*, A*, A, Biology at Imperial) – Brighton
- Zachary Moxon (A*, A*, A, Music at Cambridge) – Birmingham
Excellent performances by the IB scholars included six who scored over forty points. These were David Reckers (42), Lucy Hindmarsh (42), Ulrika Breme (41), Esther Sorooshian (41), Safia Sangster (40) and Tony Lam (40). Their excellent results have enabled them to accept courses at Durham, KCL, Leeds, and Imperial.
Katy Fishbacher from Pulborough who will be studying Medicine at Cambridge following her outstanding four A* results at A level , says her inspiration comes from Roger Federer: “He has inspired me to work hard irrespective of how well I’m doing, to be gracious in defeat and humble in victory. Last November Federer received the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship award, as voted for by other players; I hope that in the future I too will have an attitude that gains respect from others in my field.”
The Art Department (which teaches the Cambridge Pre-U specification) achieved outstanding results again this year with two D1 grades (the Distinction 1 being a prestigious achievement in the Pre-U and equivalent to an A**).
Paul Deller, Head of Art at Christ’s Hospital, said: “To achieve a Distinction 1 (the highest award available on the Cambridge Pre-U course and the equivalent of an A** at A level) is an outstanding achievement. To receive two D1 grades in one year is remarkable. Yelena Aleksic (Central Saint Martins, Art Foundation) and Olivia Williamson (Falmouth University, Art Foundation) both worked incredibly hard and showed huge dexterity in a wide range of mediums.”
John Franklin, Head Master at Christ’s Hospital, said: “We have a strong record of attainment at Christ’s Hospital and this is another excellent year for our leavers. We are proud that the hard work of the pupils and staff has paid off so handsomely. Our school leavers take with them the confidence and the skills that they will need to achieve success at university and beyond.”
Zac Moxon who will be studying Music at Cambridge with a Choral Scholarship, said: “I don’t think any other school could have prepared me better for university.”