Hitchin Boys’ School reported the outstanding achievements of its students in their A Levels and other Level 3 qualifications this week.
This year has been a return to public exams, but with some adjustments to recognize the significant disruption students have faced due to the pandemic.
More than 100 students have successfully met the criteria for their college offer, while others have moved on to apprenticeships, college, and employment.
Notable successes include Oliver Lavialle achieving 4 A* grades in Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Further Maths and continuing his studies in Aerospace Engineering at Bath. William Morley also achieved 4 A* grades in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Further Mathematics and is studying Natural Science at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. Max Garthwaite and Thomas Brown have 3 A*s and are studying economics and physics respectively, both at the University of Manchester.
Head Boy Charlie Innam has successfully secured an offer to train as a professional pilot at the University of West London. A further 24 students achieved the equivalent of straight A* or A grades in each A level. Almost a third of all grades awarded to HBS students were A or A* with an overall pass rate of 99%. 18 students undertook a mix of academic and professional qualifications and they also achieved excellent results in the BTECs in Business and Information Technology.
Fergal Moane, Director, said: “These two years have been incredibly difficult for this cohort of students and we are extremely proud of their accomplishments. This is the first set of public exams they have taken since their GCSEs were awarded by teacher assessment two years ago.
“Throughout the pandemic, our students have remained engaged and resilient, and their efforts have paid off with great results.
“They proved the pessimists wrong and showed how this generation can overcome adversity and strive for excellence. We wish them well in the future, whether in college, apprenticeship or employment.”