Richard Barwise achieves King's best ever in Townsend Warner History
Townsend-Warner History competition 2007
This year there was another very fine team performance by King’s, who were unofficially placed 4th from about a hundred competing prep schools. 200 of the 750 entrants qualified for Paper 2, and these 200 included a record 12 King’s pupils. Richard Barwise achieved a brilliant second place – the highest individual showing ever by a King’s pupil. Indeed Richard was the only candidate to achieve 80% or more on both papers. The examiner commented that ‘in many years Richard would have been a worthy champion’. Year 7s Joseph Stedman-Jones and Cameron Skinner produced highly promising papers and Evy Cavalla (the highest placed King’s girl for several years) and Tom Etheridge both moved through well on Paper Two.
The examiner's report again featured a number of humorous comments and observations. ‘Elizabeth got her own way because she was a woman’, ‘Henry VII, unlike some Kings, was a clever man.’ ‘Elizabeth I never married and therefore had many successes.’ ‘Charles I, like the present government, put on heavy extra taxes and paid the price’.
Richard Barwise 2nd
Joseph Stedman-Jones 37th=
Cameron Skinner 58th=
Evy Cavalla 70th=
Tom Etheridge 82nd=
Paper 2 Qualifiers
Oliver Shore 107th=
James Hopkinson-Hughes, Will Adams 147th=
Sam Kleeman 153rd
Asher Kessler 167th=
Paul Clarke, Alex Holiday 182nd=