Felsted School is celebrating some fantastic results from a high achieving year group. Including our IB Diploma students, whose results were received in July, Felsted pupils have secured offers at top universities (including Oxbridge and Russell Group) both in the UK and overseas.
Headmaster, Chris Townsend comments; “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 that they have put in over the last two years, as can their teachers, who have worked tirelessly to support them. From an A Level cohort of 94 pupils, a 100% pass rate was achieved, with 57% of results gaining A*/A grades. We wish them every success as they move on from Felsted and hope that they will continue to demonstrate the same work ethic and desire to make a positive difference."
Felsted’s top A Level performers were Henry Barker, Tom Conlon, Elliott Gander, Matthew Hipkin and Edward Platt, closely followed by Andy Vong, Yuchen (Michelle) Guo, Fiora Moscuzza, Isabella Owen, Albert Smith, Yahui (Irvette) Xu and Alexandra Crossey. Many other students overachieved or met their offers and can be incredibly proud of their achievements.
Head Boy, Henry Barker 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, a weekly boarder from Lt. Bardfield, made the most of his time at Felsted as both an Academic and Music Scholar; he was member of the Senior Funk Band, was a keen tennis and rugby player at school and joined the student charity team on an overseas charity mission to support the Magic Bus charity in Mumbai. A key highlight of his time was also joining the school rugby team on their tour to South Africa.
Tom Conlon is delighted to be pursuing a career goal in Anthropology, securing his place to read the subject at Durham University. He achieved four A*s in English, Government & Politics, History and TEP (Theology, Ethics & Politics). A boarder from Barnston, Tom was a member of the Academic Andrew Society and particularly enjoyed representing the school in the Model United Nations at The Hague.
Elliott Gander, a boarder from Braintree, is also off to Durham University to read Mathematics, after securing four A*s in German, Maths, Further Maths and Physics, with the aim to pursue a career in Finance. A Prefect, Music and Academic Scholar at Felsted, Elliott fully involved himself in school life, playing the electric guitar in the Senior Jazz and Funk Band and Cricket for the popular Crombies team. A particular highlight was reaching the final of the Investor Student Challenge in 2019.
Matthew Hipkin secured his place to read History at Cambridge, with four A*s in English, History, Government & Politics and TEP (Theology, Ethics & Politics). A weekly boarder from Felsted village, Matthew was an Academic Scholar who balanced his studies as a member of the School’s Running Club. He achieved a commendation for his entry to Oxford University’s prestigious Julia Wood Prize and enjoyed representing the school in the Model United Nations at The Hague.
Tom Conlon / Elliott Gander / Matthew Hipkin
Edward Platt secured his place to read Electrical and Mechanical Engineering at The University of Edinburgh. A weekly boarder from Chelmsford, Edward balanced his studies playing in the 1st VI tennis team, who came fifth in the Aegon Tennis National Finals in 2019. He was also an Arkwright Scholar and reached the final of the Investor Student Challenge in 2019 with his student team.
Andy Vong gained three A*s and one A grade in Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Further Maths, securing a place to study Natural Sciences at University College London (UCL). Andy joined Felsted on a full boarding bursary from the The Royal Docks Community School in London, with whom Felsted has a partnership. Andy enjoyed playing badminton and the violin at Felsted and was also a member of the Senior Choir.
Yuchen (Michelle) Guo achieved three A*s in Chemistry, Biology and Maths plus an A* in the EPQ, securing her place to read Medicine at University of Buckingham, an impressive achievement whilst studying in a second language. A full boarder from Beijing, Yuchen balanced her studies by playing badminton and as a member of the Running Club.
Andy Vong / Yuchen (Michelle) Guo / Edward Platt
Fiora Moscuzza overachieved her offer to read Modern Languages at Durham University, securing three A*s in French, Physical Education and Spanish plus an A* in her EPQ. A day student from Braintree, Fiora was both an Academic and Sports Scholar at Felsted, alongside being a Prefect. She made the most of all the opportunities available at Felsted, playing oboe in the Senior Orchestra and completing her Gold Duke of Edinburgh, an impressive achievement whilst still at school. Fiora also played first team Hockey, Netball and Cricket and enjoyed touring with her teams to South Africa and Barbados. A highlight of Fiora’s time at Felsted was her Round Square Exchange to Colombia where she was able to meet new people and improve her Spanish, which in turn inspired her to pursue languages at a higher level.
Isabella Owen, a weekly boarding student from Nayland, secured her place to read Ancient History and Archaeology at Durham University, achieving three A* grades in Classics, Drama & Theatre, and English plus an A grade in her EPQ. A Prefect and Drama Scholar, Bella gave a stunning performance as Belle in ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and enjoyed singing with the Felsted Senior Choir. Bella also completed her Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award, an impressive achievement whilst still at school.
Albert Smith secured three A*s in Business, Economics and and Geography and is keen to go straight to work in the City after gaining some relevant work experience. A day student from Felsted village, Albert particularly enjoyed playing in the 2nd row for the School’s 1st XV rugby team and going on the School’s overseas rugby tour to South Africa. Also a keen boxer, Albert hopes to continue at a high level in this sport.
Fiora Moscuzza / Isabella Owen / Albert Smith
Yahui (Irvette) Xu, a full boarder from the Anhui Province in China, achieved three A* grades in Maths, Further Maths and Physics and will be reapplying to university next year based on these excellent results. She fully enjoyed her time in Felsted Sixth Form, balancing her studies by playing badminton and as a member of the School Running Club.
Alexandra Crossey, a full boarder from Sudbury, has secured her offer to read Medicine at The University of Edinburgh, gaining an A* in Maths and Physics and an A grade in Biology and Chemistry. Alex was a Prefect and combined Music and Academic Scholar, playing the Saxophone, Violin and Piano as a member of the Senior Orchestra and Jazz Band. She also enjoyed playing for the Senior Girls’ Tennis Team.
Yahui (Irvette) Xu / Alexandra Crossey
This year’s cohort have achieved great things during a challenging two years, with many going on to pursue their passions in a diverse range of courses and careers at a full range of leading universities. Highlights include:
- Margot Annis overachieved her offer to read Liberal Arts at University of Nottingham, as did Caitlin Betteridge, Florence Burrows, Holly Pilcher, Claudia Stainton and Natasha Worsick who will be reading Psychology (x 2), Veterinary Medicine, Criminology and Geography respectively at the same university
- Ewan Cacace secured a Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship to read Music at Durham University, with Cooper Baker and William Barnett both overachieving in their exams to secure their places to read Geography and History respectively at Durham also.
- Max Cornelius will be reading Music at the leading Leeds Conservatoire
- Poppy Evans will pursue her passion for Art at The University of Edinburgh
- Ella Faud is to pursue a higher apprenticeship programme at Computacenter
- Archie Faulkner outperformed his offer to read Geography with Economics at Loughborough University
- Tom Fleming beat his offer to read Business Management at University of Reading
- Beth Irvine overachieved her offer to read Business Management with Marketing at Birmingham University
- Jasmine Kenny secured an Army Scholarship to Sandhurst alongside studying English & Creative Writing at Exeter
- Olivia Murray-Smith beat her offer to study Liberal Arts at Queen’s University, Belfast
- Obinna Nkwocha has received a professional rugby contract with Saracens
- Daniel Sanchez O’Brien overachieved his offer to study English Literature with Film & Television Studies at University of Glasgow
- Max Tomlinson beat his offer to read Combined Honours at Newcastle University
- Head Girl, Poppy Tydeman overachieved her offer to study Social Sciences at the University of Bath, alongside her passion for playing SuperLeague netball
Students were not able to sit the examinations this summer but A Level results were calculated from evidence-based grades submitted by the school.