A Level Results 2018


Oxbridge tradition continues at New Hall with Head Girl & Deputy Head Girl successes

Record average UCAS point score per student equates to AAB in successful ‘diamond model’ school

New Hall students celebrate 72% A*/A and 92% A*-B grades at A Level for top third of cohort!

Students awarded 100% in 50 A Level modules!

Record number of students secure competitive apprenticeship places, including with top London firms


 % Grades for all students% Grades for top third of cohort
A*-A37% 76%
A*-B72% 92%
A*-C91% 100%


Sixth Form students at 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 and apprenticeship places of their choice.  Records were set, with the average UCAS point score per student equating to AAB, a remarkable 50 A Level modules scoring a perfect 100% and the highest number ever securing competitive apprenticeship places, including with top London firms.

Head Girl and Boy and their Deputies celebrate 6A*s and 9As between them

Principal, Katherine Jeffrey, said: “We are extremely proud of all our students today. Their hard work and persistence throughout their time at New Hall, along with that of their teachers, has paid off.  The university places and apprenticeships that New Hall students have gained reflect the holistic education that the school offers.  Successes range from humanities to veterinary medicine, vocational theatre school places to modern languages.  We are also proud to share news of the continued tradition of Oxbridge success at New Hall, with New Hallians achieving places to read Biochemistry, History and Mathematics.  This brings the number of New Hallians currently at Oxbridge to 18.”

A long tradition of Oxbridge success continues at New Hall.  Constance Day, Head Girl, scholar and boarder, achieved A*A*A, plus an A* in the Extended Project (EPQ) and will read History at Trinity College, Cambridge.  Elizabeth Skells, Deputy Head Girl, scholar and boarder, achieved A*AA, together with an A* in the EPQ and A in an AS Level, and will read Biochemistry at Hertford College, Oxford.  New Hallian scholar, Lucy Greenwood, former student of New Hall Preparatory and Senior Divisions, is also celebrating outstanding results, with A*A*A*A*A*, and will read Mathematics at St Peter’s College, Oxford.

Head Girl, Constance Day, and Deputy Head Girl, Elizabeth Skells, celebrate 5A*s and 4As between them, securing their Oxbridge places

Principal, Katherine Jeffrey, said: “Following the successes of six candidates last year who progressed on to Oxbridge, the school is delighted once again to see students achieve success in such a wide range of humanities and STEM subject areas, reflecting the breadth and strength of a New Hall education.”

Head of Boarding, Elizabeth Searle, said: “I am delighted that the benefits of boarding at New Hall are reflected in this year’s outstanding A Level results.  For those students, without the daily time pressure of travelling to and from school, there is more time to dedicate to their studies, to seek help from academic staff and to access the full co-curricular timetable and the facilities at New Hall.”

One fifth of students achieved at least 3 A grades, with outstanding results across all subject areas.  The top third of the cohort celebrated 72% A*/A and 92% A*-B grades at A Level.

Those celebrating today include:  Rose McQuillan, who received an unconditional offer to read English Literature at the University of Birmingham, and achieved A*AA, together with an A* in the EPQ; Charles Mabbutt, outgoing Deputy Head Boy, who achieved A*AA, plus an A in an EPQ, and will read Politics at the University of Durham; Natalie Chan, who achieved A*A*AA and will read Philosophy at UCL; Jake Powell, who achieved AAA and will read Veterinary Medicine at the Royal Veterinary College; James Beagley, who achieved A*AA and will read Spanish & Arabic at the University of Durham; Matthew McCarthy, who achieved AAA and will read Politics at the University of Leeds; Jack Wakelin, who achieved AAA and will read Criminal Justice and Criminology at the University of Leeds; and Oluwaferanmi Aloko, who achieved AAA and will read Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham.


Natalie Chan and Principal Katherine Jeffrey celebrate Natalie’s results of A*A*AA, securing her place to read Philosophy at UCL

Among those securing sought-after apprenticeship places are: Drew Mead, outgoing Head Boy, who is celebrating outstanding results that have secured his place on an apprenticeship course with RSM UK in Business & Finance; Henry Hall, who is taking up an apprenticeship in Quantity Surveying with Mott McDonald; Henry Webster, who will be undertaking an apprenticeship in investment banking with UBS; Thomas Clayton, who has an apprenticeship with AON Insurance; and Elliot Swallow, who will be a management trainee with Weston Homes.


New Hall students secure competitive apprenticeship places