Record Oxbridge success as New Hall soars

Average point score of 140 per student equates to A, A, B

Students awarded 100% in 45 A Level modules 

44% A*-A
76% A*-B
91% A*-C

Sixth Form students from New Hall School, the overall TES Independent School of the Year 2016-17, are celebrating another year of excellent A Level results and success in achieving the university places of their choice.  A record six Oxbridge places have been secured for 2017.

Principal, Katherine Jeffrey, said: “Once again we have seen strong results across the board at New Hall, including a remarkable 100% achieved in 45 A Level modules.  The average point score per student equates to A, A, B at A Level, which has enabled the vast majority of our students to secure their university place of choice.  We are incredibly proud of our students’ successes and it is wonderful to see their excitement today after all their hard work.  Given the exceptional competition for Oxbridge places for 2017, at New Hall we are delighted to be celebrating record places confirmed at Oxford and Cambridge, for an impressive range of subjects: Law, Biological Sciences, Music, History, Spanish with Russian, and Theology & Religion.  These fantastic results and New Hall’s success as the TES Independent School of the Year show the strengths of Catholic independent education and reflect the quality and breadth of the curriculum at New Hall.”

Rebecca Jackson, scholar, boarder and former pupil of St John’s Preparatory School Billericay, achieved 2A* s and 2As and will read Law at Magdalen College, Oxford.  Gianni Fennings, scholar and former pupil of Loyola Preparatory School, achieved 4A*s, including one with 100%. He will read History at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.  Jemima Walker, scholar and former pupil of Woodlands School Great Warley, achieved 2A*s and 2As and will read Biological Sciences at St Catherine’s College, Oxford.  Felix Fardell, scholar and former pupil of New Hall Preparatory Division, gained 1A* and 3As and will read Music at St Peter’s College, Oxford. Oliver Ledwith, scholar and former pupil of St Margaret’s Preparatory School, achieved 1A* and 2As and will read Spanish & Russian at Churchill College, Cambridge.  New Hallian scholar Anna Jeffrey was also celebrating securing her place to read Theology & Religion at Mansfield College, Oxford.

Chelmsford twins Danielle and Hannah Rothmann each achieved at least 3A*s.  Danielle’s A*s were in Fine Art, Geography and Government & Politics and she was also awarded an A in her Extended Project Qualification and an A in Economics AS Level.  She will be reading Fine Art at the University of Edinburgh.  Deputy Head Girl Hannah achieved A*s in Latin, English Literature and History and is delighted be taking up her place to read Classics at the University of Edinburgh.

Head of Sixth Form, James Alderson, said: “It is a joy to celebrate with our students today.
The results achieved are a great reward for the hard work of our students and the dedication and care of the teachers who have nurtured and inspired them.  We wish our Year 13 leavers every success in their continued studies and future careers.”