New GCSE Records for Hampton Boys

Wonderful results delight all

DSC_0853Hampton boys, parents and staff are celebrating today following news of record-breaking I/GCSE results.

66% of grades were at A*, a new School record by a substantial margin and particularly impressive in a year where the national A* perentage has fallen to 6.6%.

Overall, a best-ever 92% of awards for Hamptonians were at A* or A grades, and 99% were at A*, A and B.

Sharing news of their success with anxious parents, the joy on the boys’ faces said it all.

Another School record was established as a remarkable 39 Fifth Year boys learned that they had achieved 10 or more A* grades. 73 Hamptonians achieved 9A*s or more and 88 secured 8 A*s or over.

One of those with a perfect set of results, Daniel de Rozairo, arrived at School to learn that his hard work had been rewarded with 11A*s:

“Coming in to get my results I was a bit nervous and took ages to open the envelope. When I did I was absolutely thrilled with my results. It’s wonderful and I still can’t quite believe it.”

Daniel, who will study Further Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Spanish in the Sixth Form at Hampton, now hopes to go on to read Engineering at Oxford or Cambridge.

The Headmaster, Mr Kevin Knibbs, congratulated everyone on their exceptional success:

“This is a truly stellar set of results and our talented Fifth Year boys and their dedicated teachers deserve the highest praise for setting a host of new School GCSE records.  Two thirds of the total grades awarded at A* is a phenomenal performance, especially given that the proportion of top grades awarded nationally has fallen this year.

These talented young men can be really proud of themselves.  Their remarkable academic triumphs, achieved alongside especially rich contributions to music, sport, cultural pursuits and community activities, are testament to the way they have maintained a well-balanced approach to School life in the best Hampton traditions.  It is wonderful to see them getting so much out of their all-round education here and they can move on to their Sixth Form studies with confidence and a marvellous platform for future success.”