New Hall School celebrated outstanding GCSE results today. Staff and parents praised the students for both their excellent academic results and their resilience over the course of the year.
Principal, Mrs Katherine Jeffrey, commented: “In this unprecedented year, the students have made tremendous strides to adapt to every new circumstance and the changes to their learning environment. We are incredibly proud of them.”
The majority of students will remain at New Hall, commencing their A Level studies in September. Suzanna Minnis, Head of Girls’ and Boys’ Divisions, shared her thoughts on the Class of 2021: “It is wonderful to see the students and their families celebrating fantastic achievements, after a period which challenged their creativity and perseverance. We are happy to have as many as 79% of grades at 7 (A* and A) and above. Once again, our Diamond Model, that allows boys and girls to learn in separate classes from Year 7 to Year 11, receives validation, with the outstanding balance of results between boys and girls across all subjects. Their A Level choices demonstrate that we have successfully evaded gender stereotyping of subjects.”
Head of Year 11 Boys, Mr Nathan Kerr, shared: “This is a very joyful day for all. I have seen these students grow and progress in their studies, taking on the challenge of GCSEs in the midst of a pandemic. The maturity and enthusiasm with which they approached their lessons were impressive and inspiring. Now the next challenge awaits, and we wish them all the best!”
Samuel, who achieved straight 9s, commented on his experience: “This is a fantastic end to my GCSEs, which were filled with unexpected challenges. I can only say that I am thrilled and relieved. I look forward to studying Biology, Chemistry, Geography and Spanish at A Level and seeing everyone again in September.”
Poppy’s perfect score of straight 9s came after years of hard work and determination. She commented: “Now that I have the results, I am hoping this is a step closer to my dream of studying Medicine! I am so excited to start my A Levels here at New Hall. I will be studying Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology. But first, I plan on celebrating with family and friends for the rest of the summer.”