2017 GCSE Record Results
Hamptonians are celebrating record-breaking results at I/GCSE. 74% of all grades awarded were at A*, a significant increase on the previous figure of 67% attained in 2016. In total there were 1362 A* grades. 93.3% of grades were at A* or A, compared with the national average of 20%.
Hampton’s traditionally outstanding results in the STEM subjects continued and Fifth Year boys secured equally impressive success in Modern and Classical Languages, achieving over 90% A* in these subjects overall.
Headmaster, Kevin Knibbs, warmly congratulated the boys, praising them for combining such remarkable academic excellence with equivalent success in sport, the Arts and other co-curricular activities. He also paid particular tribute to the marvellous support provided by Hampton teachers and parents in helping the boys scale these academic heights.
The School’s reputation for providing an exceptional all-round education was evident once again, with many of its outstanding young sportsmen and musicians attaining top grades.
Rowers Oli Bridge, Bill Downey and Oli Woodall, who helped Great Britain’s J16 VIII to victory in this summer’s international match versus France, notched up 10A* grades each. Their fellow GB oarsman Ben Andrews secured 6 A*s and 4 As and also found time over the summer to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe with Voices of Lions.
Other Hampton musicians also excelled in their GCSEs: Nicholas Dibb-Fuller, Felix Elliott,Timothy Wallace, Fred Spence and Tom Morrison all received news of 10A * grades. Violinist, Christopher Hamilton, was thrilled to see he had achieved 9A*s and 1A grade. His mother Catherine reflected on the wonderful news:
“I am so proud of him, almost moved to tears. He has done so well.”
Hampton’s Fifth Year Rugby players also had cause for celebration. Alan Blackman-Rogers, Adam Loweth, Fergus McWilliams, Matt Mundy, Zak Wort and James Thompson each chalked up 10A* grades. James, who captained the U16 team to success in the Middlesex Cup last season, said that his results capped off a wonderful summer, during which he travelled to Malawi with the Adventure Society and toured Canada with the Senior Rugby squad:
“It has been a long wait but it is incredible to get such good news. It is a relief to know that all my hard work paid off.”
Photos from results’ day