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Felsted School A-levels: High five for head boy Henry as he achieves A* clean sweep amid students' 100% pass rate



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Felsted School's A-level cohort of 94 students achieved a 100% pass rate, with 57% of grades at A* or A.

The private school's head boy, Henry Barker, a weekly boarder from Little Bardfield, achieved four A*s in economics, maths, further maths and psychology, plus an A* in his EPQ (extended project qualification), securing his place to read computer science at Durham University.

Henry made the most of his time at Felsted as both an academic and music scholar; he was a member of the Senior Funk Band, a keen tennis and rugby player and joined the student charity team on an overseas mission to support the Magic Bus cause in Mumbai. A key highlight was joining the school rugby team's South Africa tour.

Felsted students (50084481)
Felsted students (50084481)

Matthew Hipkin secured his place to read history at Cambridge while Tom Conlon is pursuing anthropology at Durham after they both achieved four A*s in the same subjects: English, government & politics, history and TEP (theology, ethics & politics).

Matthew, a weekly boarder from Felsted village, was an academic scholar who balanced his studies with membership of the school's running club. He achieved a commendation for his entry to Oxford University's prestigious Julia Wood Prize. A boarder from Barnston, Tom was a member of the Academic Andrew Society. They both represented the school in the Model United Nations at The Hague.

Albert Smith secured three A*s in business, economics and geography and is keen to go straight into employment in the City after work experience. A day student from Felsted, Albert played in the second row for the school's 1st XV rugby team and went on the tour to South Africa. Also a keen boxer, Albert hopes to continue at a high level in this sport.

Head boy Henry Barker's five A*s in economics, maths, further maths, psychology and his EPQ secured his place to read computer science at Durham.
Head boy Henry Barker's five A*s in economics, maths, further maths, psychology and his EPQ secured his place to read computer science at Durham.

Head Chris Townsend said: "Once more, this year has been disrupted by factors beyond their control, but all of our students can be incredibly proud of the hard work they have put in over the last two years, as can their teachers, who have worked tirelessly to support them.

"We wish them every success as they move on from Felsted and hope they will continue to demonstrate the same work ethic and desire to make a positive difference."

Students were not able to sit the exams this summer but A-level results were calculated from evidence-based grades submitted by the private school. Felsted offers the choice of the International Baccalaureate Diploma or A-levels for sixth-formers.

Matthew Hipkin, who got four A*s, achieved a commendation for his entry to Oxford University's prestigious Julia Wood Prize
Matthew Hipkin, who got four A*s, achieved a commendation for his entry to Oxford University's prestigious Julia Wood Prize
Tom Conlon secured his place to read anthropology at Durham with four A*s in English, government & politics, history and TEP (theology, ethics & politics)
Tom Conlon secured his place to read anthropology at Durham with four A*s in English, government & politics, history and TEP (theology, ethics & politics)
Boxer and rugby forward Albert Smith is seeking work in the City after A*s in business, economics and geography
Boxer and rugby forward Albert Smith is seeking work in the City after A*s in business, economics and geography


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