In 2018, Hurst celebrated its best ever A-level results, its best ever percentage of A*, 8/9 grades at GCSE and outstanding Value Added score, placing us in the top 10% of independent schools.
2018 GCSE results
The 2018 GCSE results were outstanding for two reasons. First, we achieved our highest ever proportion of A*/A^ or 8/9 grades. These are the very top end grades by which academic schools seem to be judged these days and Hurst should be seen as a very strong school in this respect. Second, our Value Added was the highest that it has ever been. The graph above, indicates that not only are we enabling bright pupils to achieve outstanding results but all pupils, whatever their ability, do achieve extremely well here and make excellent progress. This is very important to us.
Hurst is not an aggressively selective or, indeed, deselective school and our ethos is one about pupils’ personal bests rather than being overly ambitious for the school. This year’s results underline our commitment to that ethos.
2018 A-level results
In 2018 our Upper Sixth produced Hurst’s best ever A-level results with 83.7% Grade
A*-B. In addition, 90% of the EPQs were graded A*-B and the BTEC programmes
also were rewarded with a majority of Distinction* grades. Critically, these results
have enabled the vast majority of our pupils to access the University and
programmes of their choice.
This year group has been classic Hurst. Bright, engaging, talented and with a superb attitude to life. They have benefited hugely from the way that we do things at Hurst, whether the Challenge Grade system which is now being copied by other schools, excellent teaching and mentoring, a culture of achievement of personal bests, or the vibrant co-curricular programme. They have contributed greatly to the life of this place
and to life beyond the campus as well.
Tim Manly, Headmaster