Talented Musician awarded A*A*AB reflects on most Memorable Moments

Sam Banks gained an impressive A*A*AB in Music, Maths, Economics and Further Maths which has secured his place at the University of Bristol to study Economics and Econometrics.


Sam joined the Royal Hospital School in Year 7 from St James' Middle School in Bury St Edmunds. During his 7 years at the School he took part in a huge range of extracurricular activities including being a key member of a variety of School Bands and Choirs as well as representative rugby.

When asked about his most memorable moments at school, he said:

"My RHS highlights have been playing in the School Marching Band at Remembrance Divisions every year, performing in the Jazz Band at Speech Day and my final season in the 1st XV rugby team running out to play St Joseph's College in the NatWest cup in front of a massive crowd".

He went on to say

"It was heart-breaking to have my final year cut short but I have kept busy learning Russian, focusing on keeping fit and working at the COVID-19 testing site in Cambridge.

I want to say a massive thank you to all the time and effort my teachers put into helping me both on and off timetable. I can't put into words how grateful I am for all the support you showed me"