Students from New Hall School, the UK’s largest Catholic boarding & day school for students aged 1-18, are celebrating their GCSE and A Level results through these unprecedented times. On 17 August 2020, the UK Government confirmed that teachers’ Centre-Assessed Grades (or the algorithm grade if higher) would be the students’ results. We are delighted that the hard work of the students and staff at New Hall has now been appropriately rewarded.
We were sorry that the national summer examinations were cancelled by the UK Government; our Year 11 and Year 13 students missed out on the opportunity to demonstrate their ability through the normal examination process. It has been a difficult time for students across the country and our sympathy and support has been with those who were adversely and unfairly affected by the initial grades given.
Following the record-breaking achievements of last summer, A Level and GCSE results 2020 are as follows:
- At A Level, 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.
- At GCSE, 73% of grades were at 7+ (A*/A), with 46% at 8+ and over 20% at 9. Six students achieved ten or more grade 9s. 29 students achieved at least eight grade 8s.
- In the Level 1 GCSE Project Qualification, 89% of grades were at A*/A, with 100% at A*-B. For the fifth year running, New Hall entered the youngest candidates nationally, five academic years early. This was our largest ever cohort, with 28 Year 6 pupils undertaking this qualification offered at the end of our Politics course.
Our congratulations go to the students on these successes. We also thank our dedicated teaching staff for their expertise, commitment and care that have helped to make these achievements possible. I would also like to thank our parents, grandparents and guardians for their support for the young people and the School, helping to guide the students through these challenging times.