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A treble success for outstanding teaching

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Students at Christ’s Hospital school in Horsham have helped it win a treble of national accolades for exceptional teaching.

In the school’s latest success the economics department has been awarded best performance by girls taking economics at an English independent school, for the International Baccalaureate standard level.

In another success, the philosophy department has been awarded best performance by boys taking logic-philosophy at an English Independent School at GCE A level.

Christ’s Hospital has been presented with these awards by the Good Schools Guide for out-performing all other UK Independent schools in these categories. These prestigious annual awards, which are now in their eighth year, are based on detailed analysis of the most recent examination results, and are designed to highlight consistently good teaching.

Head master of Christ’s Hospital John Franklin said: “We are absolutely delighted to be acknowledged in this way for our excellence in economics and philosophy.”

Ralph Lucas, editor of The Good Schools Guide, said: “Our annual awards scheme is designed to recognise and reward excellence in teaching. The Good Schools Guide Awards are based on a series of calculations which take into account relative popularity and performance of the subject, absolute performance, and percentage of pupils taking the subject.”

The Christ’s Hospital Spanish department received an award earlier in the summer for the best performance by boys and girls taking Spanish at an English Independent School to make a treble success this summer.

Pictured are staff copying the usual examination celebrations done by students, watched by somewhat bemused students. Picture by Toby Phillips.

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