A-Level results: Great grades for New Hall students

THE A-Level cohort at New Hall School, Chelmsford, are celebrating excellent results with 45 per cent of grades being at A* and A. Once again New Hall announced a 100 per cent success rate overall.

Principal Katherine Jeffrey said: “We are proud of the students’ successes and it is wonderful to see their excitement today after all their hard work.”

New Hall students gained 31 A*s in total. Outstanding results were achieved in English Literature, with eight students out of 22 being awarded an A*.

Other departments celebrating particular successes were: history with 100 per cent A grades; the classics with 100 per cent A-B; and politics with 100 per cent A*/A-B and over half of entrants being award A*/A.

New Hall’s co-educational sixth form has doubled in size over the last four years and the school opened its St Thomas More Sixth Form Centre in September 2010 in response to the demand for places.

New Hall is now the largest Catholic independent boarding and day school in the country; 250 of its 1,150 students are boarders.


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• 13 students achieved three or more A*s and As and the majority of New Hall students have secured places at their choice of university, including places at Imperial College London, The University of St Andrews, The University of Warwick, The University of Edinburgh, The University of Bristol, The University of Durham, The University of Loughborough and The University of East Anglia.