Hampton celebrated record-breaking results at I/GCSE with 68% of all grades at A*. 36 boys achieved 10A* grades and 91% of marks are A* or A grades. 65 out of the 185 boys in the year group (35%) achieved an impressive 10 or 9 A* grades in their exams.
Hampton’s national reputation for providing an exceptional all-round education was once again highlighted as several of its leading young sportsmen also secured outstanding academic results.
It was a successful day for the Boat Club. Rower Harry Fieldhouse, who claimed two Gold medals at the National Schools Regatta and helped Great Britain to victory in this summer’s international match versus France, notched up 10A* grades.
Harry, who came into School to collect his results with his dad Richard, said he was delighted:
This is the perfect end to a perfect summer. Rowing for GB was such an honour and to win was a fantastic feeling. On top of that, to get 10A* grades today is unbelievable.
Dad, Richard added:
I am so proud of Harry and of what he has achieved. He has worked hard but at the same time has managed to enjoy life to the full. He has done really well.
Harry’s crewmates and fellow Gold medallists at the National Schools’ Regatta, Matthew Turner and Joe Gellett, also scored 10A* grades. 1st VIII cox, Charlie Marcus, who represented Great Britain at this year’s Coupe de la Jeunesse competition, achieved 9 A* grades.
Hampton’s footballers also matched their on-field exploits with academic success. Four members of the team crowned Under 15 ISFA national champions last year attained 10 A* grades ‒ Gabriel Lewis, Will Davis, George Johnston-Purvis and Calogero Scannella, whose hat-trick in the ISFA final helped
secure a Hampton victory.
Calogero was one of the first to arrive on the day:
I am so relieved and feel great. I really hope to get a scholarship to an Ivy League college in the USA and hopefully this will help.
Mathematician Zion Kim was another who received straight A*s. This marks the end of a remarkable year for Zion, who was a member of the Hampton team that won the prestigious Hans Woyda Mathematics Competition.
Hampton musicians also excelled in the examination room. Academic, Music and Choral Scholar, Owain Bates achieved 10A* grades and Alfie Askham – percussionist, organist and member of the School’s celebrated male voice choir Voices of Lions – received 9A*s and an A grade.
Boys at Hampton take a combination of IGCSE and GCSE examinations and results were extremely strong across all subjects. Particular highlights included:
- Maths: 90% A* with 98 % of marks A* or A grades
- Chemistry: 75% A* grade with 97% A* or A grades
- Mandarin Chinese: 100% A* grades
Headmaster, Mr Kevin Knibbs, congratulated the boys on their fine results:
Our Fifth Year boys and their dedicated teachers deserve the highest praise. A record figure of over two thirds of total grades at A* and these outstanding overall results are due recognition of their efforts and everyone can be delighted with their achievements. It is wonderful to see these boys flourishing academically while also making so much of the all-round opportunities they enjoy here. They can move on to the Sixth Form with real confidence.