Updated: Aug 7, 2019
Congratulations to all the Common Entrance students!
Congratulations to all of our Common Entrance boys and girls on some fabulous results! Top grades are one thing and we have plenty of those but more unique are the great many inspiring stories of improvement. Here are a few favourites:
Lovely young Ted, predicted D grades at best in February, has toiled harder than anyone, putting the hours in both at Easter and half term, most weekends and week day evenings as well. There were no guarantees though and the progress reports were somewhat shaky. Outstanding news then that Ted some how pulled out all the stops and surpassed himself with an A grade in French and Bs in Latin and Maths! Thanks to Tutor Ben and Tutor Maria for their unfailing energy - phew!
One of our most delightful boys, Robert, was averaging 37% this time last year. He found learning verbs and vocab for French and Latin really hard especially with the challenges of dyslexia and dyspraxia to contend with, but he kept plugging away, determined to improve. Robert was a dream to teach for all the tutors, working hard, focusing fully, asking pertinent questions and all with a splash of good humour along the way. Two solid B grades are impressive indeed from this lovely chap. Bravo!
The overseas brigade did stunningly well, especially as most international schools do not prepare for a Common Entrance level in Year 8. Jake figured out fairly late in the day that he was going to need some extra help to meet the high expectations. He had private tuition daily for 6 weeks and, despite the odd mild panic along the way, came out shining. Thanks go particularly to tutor Diana and tutor Angela. His mother said, "He got an A in French and I phoned Harrow to see if it was a typo!"
A huge well done to the children for pulling out the stops when it mattered most, but also well done to the support team, to parents and families and to the private tutors on a job extremely well done.