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GCSE results: Top grades win scholarship for Felsted School pupil from Broxted

A “summer like no other” is coming to an end for Felsted School as students open their GCSE results today (Thursday, August 20).

Five pupils achieved 10 grade 9s, a further four achieved nine grade 9s and 14 pupils achieved a clean sweep of 8s and 9s.

Head Chris Townsend said: “I am hugely proud of what our pupils have achieved during their time at Felsted, and look forward to seeing what they can go on to achieve in the coming years.

Connor, far right, with fellow Felsted stars Kit and Sana (40921117)
Connor, far right, with fellow Felsted stars Kit and Sana (40921117)

“I am also very grateful to all the parents who have provided outstanding support at all times and of course to the teachers who discovered new skills in remote learning this last term, but have worked with, encouraged and enthused these young people throughout their GCSE courses.”

One of the school’s success stories is Broxted resident and day pupil Connor. He got a full house of grade 9s, and has been awarded the highly competitive Hunter Scholarship to study in Felsted’s sixth form.

The Hunter Scholarship is named in honour of former Felstedian Professor Tony Hunter, recognising his outstanding achievements in the field of scientific research at the Salk Institute Cancer Centre in California.

Connor will be studying biology, chemistry, maths and further maths A-levels alongside an EPQ (extended project qualification) with a view to a potential career in medicine or the sciences.

He joined Felsted Prep School in Year 7 from Howe Green School in Great Hallingbury and as an academic and music scholar who balances his studies with playing the clarinet and piano at Grade 8 level in various school orchestras.

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