Herts & Essex High School A-level results: 54 students achieve top grades in all their subjects
Almost a fifth of the 295-strong Year 13 cohort at Herts & Essex High School achieved the top A* or A grades in all their A-levels.
Alongside the 54 students (18.3%) who got at least 3 As, almost half (49%) of those who collected their results from the Warwick Road secondary on Thursday (August 17) had at least one A.
Marcus Chan, Lucy Kay, Luella Lau and Beth Parker achieved a clean sweep of four A*s in their subjects.
The school says that 98% of the cohort achieved their destination of choice, including a record number of prestigious destinations such as Oxford and Cambridge universities and medicine, dentistry and veterinary schools.
Cathy Tooze, executive headteacher, said: “We are delighted with this year’s A-level results. There have been some notably exceptional achievements, with students excelling across the board.
“Despite suffering disruption to their earlier education during the pandemic, our Year 13 cohort has worked hard, practised self-belief and strived for their ambitious goals – and reached them. We are incredibly proud of them and they should be equally proud of themselves.
“Our dedicated staff work consistently hard to teach, inspire and support our students, and I am incredibly grateful for all they do. The combination of outstanding teaching and learning and superb pastoral support provides an invaluable backbone which allows every student to achieve their potential.
“They now go on to pursue an impressive range and diversity of courses and destinations. We wish them every success in whatever that future path may be.”
Caroline Lewis, deputy headteacher and director of sixth form, said: “It has been interesting and exciting to work with this cohort of sixth formers. Not only have they achieved great academic results, but also, over the course of their time in the sixth form, they created activity and enthusiasm throughout the school.
“We know that our sixth formers leave us as well-rounded young people empowered to aim high, embrace new opportunities and with the confidence that they can achieve excellence.”
Students who not only followed the school’s motto of ‘reach for the stars’ but grabbed hold of them included:
4 A* – Marcus Chan, Lucy Kay, Luella Lau, Beth Parker
3 A*, 1 A, 1 B – Felicity Davenport; 3 A*, 1 A – Isabelle Carey-Young, Maya Sivathanu; 3 A* – Grace Flint
2 A*, 3 A – Lily Edwards; 2 A*, 2 A – Philip Leamon, Suzanna Tischkowitz, Ruby Weemes; 2 A*, 1 A, 1 B – Zoe Bennett, Thomas Grant; 2 A*, 1 A – Holi Kingston, Daniel Farkas, Rohan Fincher-Arnold
1 A*, 3 A, 1 B – Kaitlin Johnson, Matthew Lee; 1 A*, 3 A – Morein Abdelmalek, Pippa Ghijben, Dominic Hodgson, Valeria Sameli; 1 A*, 2 A, 1 B – Alistair Coomes, Natasha Dunsire; 1 A*, 2 A – Charlotte Lynch, Jack Balado-Lopez, James Garrett, Sofia Read, Savannah De Vries, Charlotte Hudson
1 A*, 1 A, 2 B – Aamanah Munir; 1 A*, 1 A, 1 B, 1 C – Katie Ferreira, Alexander Johnston Smith, Lucy Scott, Tobias Sinclair; 1 A*, 1 A, 1 B – Florrie Gee, Rosanna Whittington, 1 A*, 1 A, 2 Cs – Hannah Cole; 1 A*, 3 Bs – Josephine Edwards; 1 A*, 2 B, 1 C – Francesca Calierno, 1 A*, 1 B, 1 C – Indya Bloomfield-Bowmaker
3 A, 1 B – Anna Welch, Alexander Berry, Chelsea Yamgoue; 3 A – Molly Dean, Minnie Savage, Bryony Witt-Davies