Fifth Year Hamptonians have achieved superb GCSE results. A hugely impressive 58% of exam grades awarded were 9s, with 82% at 9-8 (A*) and 95% at 9-7 (A*-A).
Remarkably, over half of the year group achieved 10 or more 9-8 (A*) grades. Fifty Hamptonians chalked up ten or more grade 9s (high A*), among whom six boys were rewarded with 12 very top 9 grades – a phenomenal return.
Fifth Year Hamptonian Charlie Puczyniec secured a remarkable 13 GCSEs at the top grades 9-8 (A*), including four modern and classical languages. Hampton’s budding writers enjoyed an excellent crop of results. Young Reporters Melan Wijesinghe, Mateo Puljic, Harry Pritchard and Tomas Escobar all secured clean sweeps of top 9-8 (A*) grades; their achievement was equalled by Hampton Sports Chronicle (HSC) journalists, Josh Hood, Harry McLusky, Tom Oliver and Vishal Saha. Josh and Vishal now join the editorial team of HSC in September
Music was one of a number of subjects in which Hamptonians secured 100% 9-7 (A-A*) grades. Among the talented musicians celebrating exam success this morning were Milo Band, Dylan Rutter, Sam Moshi, Tomas Escobar and Ivo Meldrum. They recently enjoyed their first experience of the Edinburgh Fringe with acapella, male voice choir Voices of Lions, and today notched up over 50 top 9-8 (A*) grades collectively.
Hampton’s sportsmen are also celebrating impressive academic results. Rounding off an exceptional summer in style, athlete Kieran Bouwmeester-Reid achieved 11 top grades after being part of the Hampton team which competed at the English Schools’ Track and Field Championships in July. His teammates Hayden Christian and Aaron Mills also recorded 20 A*-A grades between them.
Kieran was also a member of last season’s U16B Football squad, which reached the English Schools’ FA (ESFA) Cup Final. Six of the national finalists’ squad were rewarded with at least ten top grades and several of their fellow Fifth Year footballers demonstrated similar academic prowess alongside their sporting abilities. U16A Captain Toby North joined Zain Suterwalla, Ben Walker and Chibby Nwoko in achieving a full house of 9-8 grades, with the latter soon to begin an apprenticeship with Fulham FC.
Among the U16A rugby squad, seven players achieved a run of top 9-8 grades and Hampton’s rowers and cricketers are also celebrating excellent results.
Cyclist Finlay Hawker also deserves the highest praise for his 11 A* grades (9-8). Finlay is currently part of the British Cycling Development Pathway and has his sights set on becoming a professional cyclist.
The Headmaster, Kevin Knibbs, offered warm congratulations to Fifth Year Hamptonians:
These superb GCSE results are just reward for the hard work, commitment and good-natured adaptability of this talented year group. Over half of them achieving 10 or more top 9-8 grades is truly exceptional, even by our School’s traditionally high standards. Our boys deserve the highest praise, alongside due recognition and thanks to their wonderfully supportive parents and dedicated teachers – this has been a remarkable Team Hampton effort, especially given the vicissitudes of the pandemic.
We are delighted that our Fifth Years have combined performing so impressively in their GCSE examinations with enthusiastically embracing the renowned wide range of co-curricular opportunities available at Hampton. They have excelled across all areas of School life and been splendid company, all the time upholding our ethos of aspiring to personal best while supporting those around them with kindness. Having established such strong foundations for Sixth Form success, we’ll look forward to seeing them flourish and thrive as senior pupils and role models for younger Hamptonians.
Many congratulations, boys! Enjoy your thoroughly-deserved celebrations with your families!
Images from GCSE results day
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