Record 81% of grades at A*-B
One quarter of the year group achieve at least 3 A grades
47% of grades at A*-A
94% of grades at A*-C
Sixth form students from New Hall School are celebrating another year of excellent A Level results. The majority have gained a place to study at their first choice university, including Oxbridge successes in highly competitive courses.
Courtney Sanders (School Prefect) gained one A* and three A grades and will read Law at the University of Oxford. Abigail Wells achieved three A* and two A grades and will read Human, Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge. Top performer, Matthew Gorton, achieved four A* grades and one A grade and will be reading Physics at the University of Lancaster. Will Ma achieved three A* grades and one A grade and will be reading Physics with Theoretical Physics at Imperial College, London.
New Hall’s outgoing Head Boy and Head Girl celebrated brilliant results. Henry Baird, a former New Hall Preparatory pupil, achieved one A* and three A grades and put equal effort into captaining the school’s first fifteen rugby team. Henry will be reading Classics at Durham University. Lucy Cracknell achieved two A grades and one B and has secured her place for Dentistry at King’s College, London.
The 2016 A Level grades build on the excellent results seen in previous years, with once again a 100% success rate and a record 81% of grades at A*-B. New Hall maintained a high number of top grades, bucking the national downward trend; 47% of grades were at A*-A. Almost one quarter of the year group achieved at least three A grades at A Level. Overall, 94% of results were at A*-C.
At New Hall School, it isn’t just about academic success. Students are offered a range of co-curricular activities, including sports, dance, drama, equestrian, debating and photography, and enjoy the rounded education the variety brings. New Hall received today stunning LAMDA results from one of the largest school cohorts nationally to be taking the public speaking qualification. Alice Talbut, Head Girl, achieved Distinction in Grade 8 Gold Medal Public Speaking, with a perfect 100% score. Former New Hall Preparatory School pupil and riding team vice-captain, Gemma Cotton, achieved two A* and one A grade. Gemma will read Theology and Religion at Durham University.
Other high performers were: Jacob Tan (2A*s, A); Mia Chen (2A*s, A, 2Bs); Joanna Pan (2A*s, A, B, C); Madelaine Twaite (2A*s, A); Katherine Streatfeild (A*, 3As); Felicity Allen (A*, 2As, B); Hugo Tai (A*, 2As, B); Caroline Buckley (A*, 2As); Zainab Oladipo (A*, 2As); Laura Weller (A*, 2As); Zoe Williams (3As, B); Charlie Treacher (3As, C); Louise Abraham (3As, B); and Molly James (3As, B).
Principal, Katherine Jeffrey, said “We are incredibly proud of all our students’ successes and it is wonderful to see their excitement today after all their hard work. We are delighted to hear that so many students have secured places at their first choice universities, to read competitive subjects such as Law, Dentistry and Engineering. We are pleased to see notable success in STEM-related subjects and so many students securing places for medical, science and mathematics based degrees. It is also a tremendous achievement to see so many New Hall students scoring 100% in A Level modules, which we believe is testament to their hard work and the high quality of teaching.”
Head of Sixth Form, James Alderson, said: “I am delighted to be able to celebrate with our students today. The impressive results achieved are a great reward for the hard work of all students. We wish them every success in their continued studies and future careers.”