Hurst students are celebrating today after learning their results. "I am particularly pleased” said Hurst’s Headmaster Tim Manly that - in a year when we are witnessing the most severe competition for University places ever - so many of our students have gained the grades they need to attend their first choice of University".
"The achievement of this really superb group of students says a great deal about their spirit. They have made such a success academically of their time at Hurst whilst also making a real contribution to the school’s cultural, intellectual and sporting life. Their focus and dedication have enabled them to perform outstandingly well in public examinations and yet they also remained closely involved in the broader school community. Their very busy and fulfilling time at Hurst will have prepared them exceptionally well for the many challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”
We will not publish our full results until all the queries and questions we have of the various examination boards have been resolved and we are therefore able to present an accurate picture of our performance. I have, in any event, always been sceptical of the value of league tables, not least because they can conceal rather more than they reveal. The emphasis at Hurst remains, as it has always been, on each and every pupil achieving their own personal best – whether that is Matt Austin with his 5 A* grades or something a little less headline grabbing – rather than our position in any league table.
“It will be interesting to see next year if the steep rise in fees encourages some students to consider going directly from school into training and management schemes run by the best companies in industry and commerce. We have seen no trend in that direction here as yet but I am certain that competition for the best places – whether at University or in business – will remain intense. Whichever path a student chooses, there will be no substitute for the academically grounded but superbly broad education for which Hurst is justifiably renowned.”
Hurst's many high flyers this year include:
5A*- Matthew Austin who was awarded A* grades in 5 subjects – Chemistry, Computing, Maths, Further Maths and Physics. Matthew from Hassocks will go up to Wadham College, Oxford this September to study Physics
1A*, 2A- Alice Cadwallader from Hurstpierpoint took Psychology, Biology and Mathematics and will read Accounting and Finance at Leeds
1A*, 3A - Alex Colombo-Sansom from Lindfield took Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics and will read Medicine at University College London
3A*, 1A - Jonathon Crickmore took Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry and who leaves Hurst to read Theoretical Physics at Sheffield University
2A*, 1A - Charlotte Denman from East Grinstead took Mathematics, Psychology and German and who will read Retailing Marketing Management at Loughborough University
1A*, 1A, 1B - Joshua Fowler from Hurstpierpoint took English Literature, Mathematics and Drama and will read Creative Writing at Royal Holloway College
1A*, 3A’s - Martha Green from Partridge Green took English Literature, Chemistry, German and Mathematics and will read Economics and Politics at Sussex University
2A*, 1A - Josephine Griffiths from Crawley Down took English Literature, Psychology and French and will read English at Bristol
2A, 1B - Joshua Hammond from Hove took Economics, Mathematics and Music Technology and goes on to read Music Production at Leeds College of Music
2A*, 2A - Zoe Hayward from Cuckfield took Biology, Mathematics, Chemistry and German and will read Veterinary Medicine at the Royal Veterinary College, London
3A - Jemima Henstridge Blows took Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics (and who is probably going to take a gap year)
4A - Christina Hulsmann-Diamond from Haywards Heath took Biology, Chemistry, German and Mathematics (and who is probably going to take a gap year)
3A, 1B - Matthew Hunter from Crawley in West Sussex took Economics, French, Psychology and Mathematics and will read Law at Exeter University
1A*, 2A - Maddie Hyman from Hurstpierpoint took English Literature, French and Spanish and will read Modern Languages at Durham University
2A*, 2A - Sam Keating from Brighton in East Sussex took English Literature, Psychology, Biology and History and will read English Literature at Warwick
3A*, 3A - Marcin Konowalczyk from Crawley took Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Further Mathematics and Polish and goes on to read Chemistry at Somerville College, Oxford
4A - Stephanie Liddell from Haywards Heath took Drama & Theatre Studies, English Literature, Latin and Spanish and will read Italian and Spanish at St Andrews University
3A - Ollie Meredith from Chelwood Gate took Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics and will read Engineering at Oriel College, Oxford
3A - Ben Parish from Sayers Common took Chemistry, History and Physics and will read Law at Kings College London
3A* - Lauren Peters from Haywards Heath took Art & Design, English Literature and Psychology and who will read Sociology at Bristol University
4A’s - Adam Pickett from Hove took Economics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics and will read Physics at Bristol
3A* - Ellie Sleep from Henfield in West Sussex who took Classical Civilisation, Drama & Theatre Studies and English Literature and who will read English and Classical Studies at Bristol University
1A*, 3A – Hattie Sykes from Hurstpierpoint took English Literature, French, History and Latin and will read Linguistics at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge
2A, 1B - Anna Turzynski from Clayton in West Sussex took Classic Civilisation, Drama & Theatre Studies and Biology and will read Theatre and Performance Studies at Leeds
3A - Thomas Wardill from Ditchling in East Sussex took Biology, Chemistry and History and will study Medicine at Bristol
Among our 2010 cohort who choose to apply to university during their gap year, Alex Bergin will study Economics at Wolfson College, Cambridge and Michael Zhang will study Physics at Lincoln College, Oxford
Our Lower Sixth also picked up their AS results today, as can be seen in the photographs below:
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Important notice: Hurst is one of a number of prominent schools, including Cranleigh, Eastbourne College, Eton, Marlborough, Sevenoaks, St. Paul’s, London, and Winchester, that took the decision in 2008 not to publish their full results immediately.
Hurst’s Headmaster, Tim Manly – and many of his fellow Heads – remain of the view that the headline figures of league tables fail to reveal how the student body has performed against its potential and can thus prove to be a very misleading guide.
“Our 2011 A level and GCSE results are excellent” said Mr Manly. “and that is because so very many Hurst pupils have performed extraordinarily well in relation to their underlying ability. At Hurst, we have an outstanding track record of enabling our pupils to be the very best that they can be. For some, that means performing to the very highest academic standards achieved anywhere in the country whilst for others achieving something a little less stellar is just as much a cause for great celebration.
Giving young people the confidence to raise their expectations and empowering them to meet, or even surpass, those expectations, is the key characteristic of an outstanding school - a characteristic that GCSE and A level league tables simply fail to reveal.”
(Hurstpierpoint College makes its full GCSE and A results available in time for them to be included in the Government League tables by which time the College is confident that they are the final marks awarded to students after all appeals have been heard.)
note: All Hurstpierpoint College students are entered for public examinations using the College’s centre number. No students are entered as private candidates or using a different centre number.
Note: All Hurstpierpoint College students are entered for public examinations using the College’s centre number. No students are entered as private candidates or using a different centre number.
25 May 2013