Overall, Hurst’s results mirror the school’s powerful performance in 2011 with many gaining entry into Oxbridge Colleges and other Russell Group universities.
“In a year when many of the country’s leading universities have already stated that they’re full, it is,” said Mr Manly, “particularly gratifying to see our students achieve their personal bests to attain or exceed their offer grades.”
“This year group has been outstanding as role models, demonstrating great leadership in the intellectual, creative and sporting life of the school. It is tremendously rewarding to see such a satisfying body of academic results – a reflection of the hard work of students and staff alike.”
Star performer Hector Manly gained 5A* grades and will take his place at Wadham College Oxford in the Autumn to study Physics. Joining him at Oxford will be Joe Webb from Hove who will read Materials Science at St Catherine's College, Deanna Greenhalgh from Burgess Hill who will read Geography at Keble College and James Collins from Haywards Heath who will read Earth Sciences at Exeter College.
St Peter’s College, Oxford will welcome a duo of Hurst students. Ellie Hargreaves from Keymer, who has won a Choral Scholarship, will take Music and Harry Noad from Henfield will study Philosophy and Theology.
Charlie Shotton from Albourne will be going up to Emmanuel College, Cambridge to read Politics, Psychology and Sociology.
“Our Oxbridge cohort” said Hurst Headmaster Tim Manly, “are a remarkable group of young people whose talents extend way beyond their academic achievements and I know that they will go on to make a significant contribution to life in their respective Colleges and, later, in their careers.”
Another high achiever, Edward Zeidler from Albourne, gained 4 A*s and will study Mathematics at Warwick University.
Note: Hurstpierpoint College, along with a number of other leading Independent Schools, does not publish its full results until all the schools’ questions and queries of the various examination boards have been resolved. This ensures that the published results present an accurate picture of their students’ achievements.
Amongst Hurst’s other star performers who have achieved 3As or better are:
Jack Agate from Burgess Hill who will read Geography at the London School of Economics
Jonathan Chandler who will read Economics at Exeter University
Vikki Chao from Macau who will read Mathematics at either Imperial College or University College, London
Rebecca Freestone from Hove who will read Economics at Manchester University
Charlotte Golding from Haywards Heath who will read Automotive Engineering at Southampton University
Miranda Holliday from Bramber who will read Medicine at University College, London
Issie Gibson from Burgess Hill who will read International Management and French at the University of Bath
Harry Lodge from Haywards Heath who will study Economics at Exeter University
Lauren Judd from Farnham, Surrey who will study Design Management for Fashion Retailing at Manchester University
James Mitchell of Washington, West Sussex who will read Physics at Manchester University
Jessica Naysmith of Hove who will read Law at BPP University College
William Old from Smallfield who plans to read Medicine next year
Genevieve Pounds of Hurstpierpoint who will read Sports Science and Physiology at Leeds University
Amie Shouler of Shoreham by Sea who has been offered a place at the American Academy of Dramatic Art in New York (as has her fellow Hurst student Richard Hadfield)
Millie Singleton of Washington, West Sussex who is taking a gap year to develop her very successful equestrian career
Alice Turner of Warninglid who goes to Exeter to take a Flexible Combined Honours degree
Corey Wickens from Burgess Hill who goes to the Royal Northern College of Music to take a BMus degree
Anna Wood from Hassocks who will go to Birmingham to study Dental Hygiene and Therapy
Katherine Woodlock from Colgate, Horsham who will read Pharmacy at Bath
To read about the 2012 GCSE results, please click here