Date Posted: Thursday 13 August 2020
The Class of 2020 has made us proud today with the award of their A Level grades.
Principal, Mrs Katherine Jeffrey, said: “We are so proud of these students who have overcome immense challenges during a critical stage in their academic career. Throughout these unprecedented times our students have remained resilient and strong in both their work ethic and emotional maturity. To have achieved these results in such a unique year is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our students and staff.”
92% of grades were at A*-B, with 65% at A*/A and 32% at A*. 43 students achieved all A* or A grades, with 15 achieving at least three A* grades.
There were smiles all around underneath face masks!
Head of Year 13, David Madge, said: “Throughout the period of remote learning, staff have been on hand to assist students with any academic or pastoral issues that they may have had, offering invaluable support and advice. During the Trinity Term, we provided our Sixth Form students with a Prepare for University remote learning programme in which Heads of Departments coordinated resources, individual support and teacher-led sessions to prepare our students for undergraduate study. This programme has been a huge success and a great way for students to use these last few months productively, ensuring that they are ready for the next chapter in their academic journey.
Among the students celebrating their hard work today were Gabrielle Bean, Head Girl, [pictured right] who has secured her place at University College London to study Medicine after receiving A*AA in Biology, Chemistry and Maths. More STEM success included Bosco Chiu, Deputy Head Boy, [pictured left] receiving A*AA and securing his place to study Psychology at the University of Nottingham and Emma Thomas, Senior Prefect, [pictured centre] celebrating her offer confirmed to study Medicinal and Biological Chemistry at the University of Nottingham.
Callum Westwood is celebrating fantastic results with A*A*A in History, Politics and Economics, thereby securing his place to study History and Politics at the University of Cambridge.
Sean Lomas [pictured above] celebrated A*AA and is excited to be developing his passion for Music at Bath Spa University in September, where he will be studying Commercial Music.
Deputy Principal, Andrew Fardell, said: “We are so proud of this year group and all that they have achieved. They have demonstrated immense maturity and grace through this whole process and are a credit to our community. We wish them the very best in their future endeavours, whether it is university study, an apprenticeship or a gap year. I have no doubt that New Hall’s Class of 2020 will excel in whatever they aspire to achieve.”