Pupil Achievements

Harrow Hong Kong is proud of its pupils' outstanding examination record, which, combined with our rigorous curriculum, inspiring teaching, leadership programme and wide-ranging extra-curricular opportunities, enables Harrow pupils to enter leading universities around the world.

At A-Level in 2017, 35% of all grades achieved were A*, 67% were A*/A and almost 90% were A*-B. Between them the 61 pupils in Year 13 achieved 70 A* grades and 67 A grades overall. Additionally, 32 pupils achieved straight A*/A grades.

In GCSE examinations, 58% of the grades achieved were A* and 84% of them were A*-A. Fourteen pupils achieved nine or more A* grades with two achieving 11A*. In Biology 99% of all grades were at A*-A, 97% in Chemistry and 99% in Physics. In History 92% of all grades were at A*-A and in Spanish 91% of all grades were at A*-A.

Harrow Hong Kong also celebrates the numerous successes and achievements of its pupils both inside and outside the classroom.


For the 2017-18 Academic Year 

  • Following excellent performances in the Intermediate Mathematical Challenge, three pupils qualified for the Intermediate Mathematical Olympiad. Only 1600 pupils internationally qualified for these papers. Vivian (Wu) and Ho Wang (Sun), both in Year 11, achieved a Merit. Douglass (Year 12 Peel) achieved distinction and a medal prize, placing him in the top 100 pupils. (September 2017)

  • Twenty pupils participated in the Model United Nations Conference at the Canadian International School.  Joelle Chan chaired the Disarmament and International Security Committee, with various pupils receiving awards in their committees: Finn (Year 13 Sun - Best Delegate), Daniel (Year 10 Peel - Best Delegate), Julien (Year 10 - Churchill - Best Spoken Delegate); Andrew (Year 13 Sun - Best Spoken Delegate) (September 2017)

  • Caden (Year 6 Shackleton), Gwyneth (Year 6 Fry) and Toby (Year 6 Darwin) achieved Gold Awards in the Primary Maths Challenge (November 2017)

  • 77 Harrow Hong Kong pupils participated in the UKMT Senior Mathematics Challenge, and were awarded 18 Gold, 21 Silver and 26 Bronze awards between them. Gold awards, which are presented to the top 10% of pupils, went to: Kevin (Year 10, Churchill); Year 11 pupils Michael (Sun), Alex (Peel) and Edith (Wu), who was the best in year; Year 12 pupils Emily (Keller), James (Sun), Johnson (Churchill), Sophie (Gellhorn) and, best in year, Douglass (Peel); Year 13 pupils Michelle, Yennie (Keller), Ken (Churchill), Sharon (Keller), Mark (Peel), Sabrina (Keller), Tracy (Keller), Ben (Churchill) and, best in year, Greg (Peel). (November 2017)

  • Harrow pupils Ben (Year 13, Churchill), Shirley (Year 13, Keller) and Greg (Year 13, Peel) were among over 1740 pupils to take part in the British Physics Olympiad, designed to test the top young physicists in the UK.  Ben achieved a gold award (within the top 9.2%) with Shirley and Greg achieving bronze awards. (January 2018)

  • Greg (Year 13, Peel), Ben (Year 13, Churchill), Douglass (Year 12, Peel) and Edith (Year 11, Wu) qualified for the British Mathematics Olympiad (BMO1), open to the top 1000 pupils internationally. Ben performed superbly, achieving 54 out of 60.  Only the top 25% of pupils achieved 30 or more and Ben's score earned him a Silver medal, which put him in the top 100 candidates and qualified him for BMO2. (January 2018)

  • Several Year 6 pupils achieved excellent results in the Primary Maths Challenge Bonus Round – a fun and exciting mathematical challenge aimed at Year 6 pupils and below. Daniel (Darwin) and Tienson (Banks) achieved gold medals, placing them in the top 6% of pupils taking the paper in the UK and worldwide.  Gwyneth (Fry), Benjamin (Shackleton) and Toby (Darwin) picked up silver medals and Andrew (Banks), Jackson (Darwin) and Michael (Shackleton) all achieved bronze medals. (January 2018)

  • Harrow Hong Kong pupils excelled at the International History Bee and Bowl Championships of Hong Kong. In the individual bee, Russell (Year 8, Shackleton) won the gold medal, with Audrey (Year 8, Parks) achieving fourth. Kevin (Year 10, Churchill) won the Junior Varsity section, with Vincent (Year 11, Peel) claiming fourth. In the Geography component, Kevin finished first and Vincent fourth in their category, with Kush (Year 9, Shaftesbury) finishing fifth, Stella (Year 8, Fry) fourth, and Russell first in theirs. (February 2018)

  • Tank (Year 11, Sun) and Jeremy (Year 12, Peel) achieved bronze awards at the British Physics Olympiad. (February 2018)

  • Greg (Year 13, Peel) and Ben (Year 13, Churchill) were invited to compete in the British Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad. Ben earned a silver award (which placed him in the top 43 pupils in the UK) and Greg received a bronze award. (March 2018)

  • Twelve pupils represented Harrow Hong Kong at the South East Asia Maths Competition in Manila and returned with 15 medals between them. Ben (Year 13, Churchill) and Sabrina (Year 13, Keller) achieved 'black ribbons' for being in the top five pupils overall and in total six pupils (Annie (Year 9, Wu), Kevin (Year 10, Churchill), Jett (Year 10, Peel), Michelle (Year 10, Wu), Sabrina and Ben) achieved Gold tickets, qualifying them for the final, which will be held in Melbourne in June. (March 2018).

  • Edith (Year 11, Wu) gained a certificate for being the ‘Most Outstanding Candidate at Maths’ in the World Class Arena Test that she undertook in March 2018.

  • Fifteen pupils amassed 25 medals at the World Scholar’s Cup Hong Kong round, with all 15 qualifying for the Global Round. Highlights included: Emily (Year 12, Keller) achieving first place for Creative Writing; Victor (Year 13, Peel), Steven (Year 11, Peel) and Stephanie (Year 13, Gellhorn) – Team 421 – finishing as 14th team in Debating; Eve (Year 13, Keller), Stephenie (Year 10, Gellhorn) and Elbert (Year 13, Churchill) – Team 423 – finishing as 23rd overall team; Helen (Year 7, Nightingale) and Victor were top scholars in our School; Victor was 19th in the Debating Championship; Eve was 14th in the Writing Championship (March 2018)



  • Chryso (Year 6, Fry) was selected to perform in The Sound of Music, at The Venetian Theatre in Macau, as one of the 3 Marta (December 2017/January 2018)

  • Sofia (Year 6, Nightingale) was cast for a role in two Hong Kong Ballet Productions: she performed in eight shows of Le Corsaire in the role of Little Pages, and 15 shows of The Nutcracker in a role as a Clärchen Family member. (November/December 2017)

  • Ingrid (Year 10, Gellhorn) was invited to have photos, oil paintings and water-colours displayed at the 2017 Young Artists Show at O Gallery in Beijing where she also had to set up her own gallery space and present on her work (December 2017)

  • Anna (Year 9, Keller) achieved her ATCL Diploma (beyond Grade 8 standard) on the Piano. (January 2018)

  • Several Harrow pupils gained recognition in LAMDA examinations for public speaking. Distinctions were gained by Samar (Year 6, Darwin), Seraphina (Year 6, Parks), Hugo (Year 6, Banks) and Nathan (Year 7, Darwin). Additionally, Jett (Year 10, Peel) gained a Silver Medal in his category. (February 2018)

  • Five Harrow Hong Kong pupils gained distinctions in their ABRSM examinations: Ella (Year 9, Gellhorn): Grade 2 Clarinet; Lewis (Year 6, Shackleton): Grade 2 Trumpet; Daria (Year 10, Gellhorn): Grade 3 Alto Saxophone; Amy (Year 12, Keller) Grade 6 Alto Saxophone; Matthew (Year 8, Shackleton): Grade 7 Piano (March 2018).

  • Alexandra (Year 6, Parks) and Sophie (Year 9, Wu) were shortlisted for awards at the Hong Kong Young Writers Award 2018, with works based on the theme ‘New Journeys to the West’.  The competition receives around 1,000 entries from across 200 schools.


For the 2017-18 ACADEMIC YEAR

(Please click here to read the results of daily fixtures)

  • Sissy (Year 9, Fry) won a silver medal representing China at the 9th Asian Age Group Championships in Uzbekistan. (September 2017)

  • Singha (Year 13 Sun) was selected as part of the Hong Kong Team for the FINA Marathon Swimming World Cup at Repulse Bay on 21st October and Mr Green was also selected as one of Hong Kong’s coaches. Singha was also selected to swim in the International category of the Harbour race on 29th October. (October 2017)

  • At the Tuen Mun District Swimming Championships the Harrow Hong Kong Girls C Medley relay team of Tasman (Year 7 Nightingale), Angela (Year 7 Peel), Margaux (Year 7 Fry), Eve (Year 7 Fry) and Kaman gained silver medals and the Boys C Medley relay team of Andrew (Year 8 Banks), Henry (Year 6 Darwin), Ethan (Year 9 Peel), Angus (Year 7 Darwin) and Jessy who gained bronze. Additionally, Angela gained two bronze medals in the 100m Backstroke and 50m breaststroke (October 2017)

  • The School’s U20 water polo team competed in the South China Athletic Association youth tournament in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. The team, captained by Singha, and consisting of Leo, Andrew and Finn (Year 13 Sun), Jeromy (Year 12 Sun) and Ryan (Year 10 Peel) finished the tournament in third place, receiving bronze medals. (October 2017)

  • Ava (Year 9 Keller) competed in the HK Amateur Athletics Association Age Group Championships, winning a bronze medal in the shotput (October 2017)

  • Kiki (Year 8 Fry) achieved 3rd place for Karting in the China Karting Championships, for the 12 + age group (November 2017)

  • Singha (Year 13 Sun), Ryan (Year 10 Peel), Jeremy (Year 12 Sun), Tasman (Year 7 Nightingale) and Margaux (Year 7 Fry) completed the Cross-Harbour Race (Tsim Sha Tsui to Wan Chai, 1000m). Singha finished fourth in the International Race (October 2017)

  • Terence (Year 13 Peel) triumphed in the Sabre discipline at the Asian U23 Fencing Championships in Vietnam. A member of both the Hong Kong U20 and Senior National Fencing squads in the Sabre discipline, Terence picked up a bronze medal in the team event and placed seventh in the individual event.

  • The Harrow Hong Kong C Grade (U14) team came second overall at the HKSSF cross country championships, and placed first in the Boys U14 Grade Overall. Max finished in first, Xavier in second (both Year 8 Shackleton) and Kevin (Year 8 Darwin) in third. The School placed second in the Girls U14 Grade Overall (November 2017)   

  • Harrow Hong Kong’s under 14 Girl’s Football Team were crowned 2017 ISSFHK Champions (November 2017)

  • Eight teams comprising a total of 64 Harrow Hong Kong runners took part in the gruelling 24 Hour Race, raising over HK$200,000 for charity towards ending modern day slavery and human trafficking.  Harrow Hong Kong was the third fastest school, and its Girl’s C Team was the highest fundraising team (December 2017)

  • Anjeli (Year 9, Gelhorn), Ava (Year 9, Keller) and Catriona (Year 7, Nightingale) were selected for the selected for the Hong Kong U14 Regional Netball Squad (March 2018).