New Hall Students celebrate superb GCSE success

Date Posted: Thursday 25 August 2022

  • One fifth of grades at the top grade 9
  • 40% of grades 8+
  • 60% of grades 7+
  • 92% of grades 5+

GCSE students are rejoicing at their ‘superb’ set of results – 92% of grades at GCSE were awarded 5+ with 60% of all grades at 7+ (equivalent to A*/A on the old system).  40% of grades were at 8+ (equivalent to A*).  One fifth of the grades achieved by students were at the highest grade 9.

Principal, Katherine Jeffrey, said: “We are extremely proud of our students’ superb GCSE successes. Today’s results evidence the effectiveness of the ‘diamond model’ of education, in which girls and boys are taught separately from the ages of 11-16.  The results are also testament to the hard work and resilience shown by the students and staff, throughout the challenges of the past few years.”

 Individual successes

Top performing students included: Ines, who achieved 10 grade 9s and one grade 8 who is planning to take Biology, Chemistry and Psychology A Levels in the Sixth Form at New Hall; King-David, who achieved 9 grade 9s, one grade 7 and an A* in his Higher Project Qualification, and will be staying at New Hall to study Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics; Christian, who achieved 8 grade 9s and 3 grade 8s and will be staying to study Chemistry, Further Mathematics and Physics at A Level; and Archie D, who achieved 8 grade 9s, one grade 8 and one grade 7, and will be studying Economics, History and Theology A Levels in our Sixth Form.

Head of Girls’ & Boys’ Division, Suzanna Minnis, said: “After the hiatus of the last two years I am delighted to celebrate these excellent results with our students and their families. The hard work and determination of both students and staff, through thick and thin, have paid off and the students should be very proud of their achievements.  The holistic education offered by the School provides the best possible preparation for our students to continue their studies in the Sixth Form.”

Outstanding achievers include many boarding students.  Vice Principal, Julius Sidwell, said: “The benefits of boarding at New Hall are reflected in this year’s GCSE results, with a staggering 108 grades at 8+ (equivalent to A*) and a further 73 grade 7s (equivalent to A) achieved by the 30 boarders in this year group.  The strong pastoral and academic support offered to our boarders have led to their gaining these excellent GCSE results. The time saved by taking away daily travel to and from school, as well as the dedicated study time and out-of-hours help from academic staff enable our boarding students to excel in the classroom as well as to enjoy the full co-curricular programme of activities offered daily at New Hall.”