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A Level results – another successful year

The wait for Sixth Formers is over; the results are here and Hethersett Old Hall School pupils are celebrating another set of successful examination results.

With a pass rate of nearly 100% and over 60% of A Levels attaining the top grades, Mr Crump said “Training for the clergy, make-up for the film industry, songwriting, astrophysics, interior design – just some of the higher education paths chosen by sixth formers at HOHS in another successful year for the school’s leavers. With most of the students having a D of E Gold Award under their belt as well as good A Level results, they are well positioned to impress their universities and future employers with skills that go beyond the academic.

The EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) is now well established at the school and has proved popular with universities as it fosters research skills.  This has been another interesting and successful year, with 86% of the passes in this A-level standard qualification being at A or A* grades. The qualification enables pupils to explore a subject of personal interest to them – this year our girls have written songs, created books and conducted original research into their chosen areas.”

Many congratulations to all our girls. We wish them every success in the next stage of their education.

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Our fete made the news!


Our Wonderland fete was in the Eastern Evening News on Monday – look out for it in tomorrow’s Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury, too. The even better news is that the fete made in excess of £6,000 profit for PA funds – well done, everyone, that is a fantastic achievement!


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Garden Treasures

This time of year may be a bit less colourful in the HOHS gardens than in spring, summer or autumn… but if you look hard there are some lovely sights to admire! Mr Young, our gardener, identified the vividly-coloured Amythyst Deceiver (Laccaria Amyythestina) mushroom* pictured below, and the other photos were snapped on Thursday by Jess, one of our three gap year tutors.

Speaking of being outdoors…if you haven’t already been out into your own garden this weekend to see what’s flying, perching or feeding there, there is still time to take part in the Big Garden Birdwatch today! Any good photos sent to marketing@hohs.co.uk will be published on the blog next week.

(*  As with any mushrooms or fungi, do not touch or eat any you find growing in the wild.)




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HOHS in the news

Our Christmas market – which, as reported earlier, was a huge success and raised £3,500 – made the news today in the Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury!

HoHS Christmas Market in Wymondham Mercury 1






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HOHS in the news

Our Gopher Science Workshop day and the Year 12 girls’ Macmillan Coffee event BOTH made the news this week in the Eastern Daily Press and Eastern Evening News  and will almost certainly be in this week’s Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury. Click here to read the article and to see more pictures on Archant’s website.

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A* Success in IGCSE English

Following on from the success of our A Level results yesterday, we were delighted to learn that this year’s English and English Literature IGCSE results (released earlier than GCSE results) were excellent, even beating last year’s outstanding results.

In IGCSE English, our girls achieved 35% passes at A*, 35% at grade A, 90% A*-B and a 100% pass rate A*- C.

In IGCSE English Literature, our girls achieved 29% passes at A*, 29% at grade A, 71% A* – B.

Mrs Crump, the very happy Head of English, commented that ‘The girls all worked very hard and I am delighted with their achievements!’

Fingers crossed for even more good news next Thursday!


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A Level results – another successful year

The worrying wait for Sixth Formers is over as Hethersett Old Hall School celebrates another set of successful examination results, with a higher percentage of top grades than last year.

Once again there was a 100% pass rate at A Level but the headline figure is a 16% increase in grades in the top A* – C band, up from a very respectable 58% last year to an impressive 74% this year. Mr Crump said ‘It is very pleasing that almost three-quarters of our A level grades are in the upper grade band. It is a testimony to the hard work of the girls and staff’.

University choices show the wide range of interests and career aspirations of this year’s candidates. Girls have attained places on university courses in disciplines such as architecture, oceanography, bioveterinary science, the culinary arts, agriculture, English and creating writing and geography.

Many congratulations to all our girls. We wish them every success in the next stage of their education.

A Level Results day

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Garden News

Following on from Mr Bray’s retirement at the end of term, his successor, Mr Andrew Young, is not letting the grass grow under his feet! Pictured here with Mr Reeves, plans are afoot to revamp our lovely orchard, with new trees, soft fruit beds and greater accessibility for pupils. Oh, and Apple Day is returning in the autumn – let’s hope we have a large crop of fruit!

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A message from Mr Bray

A message to all pupils and parents from Mr Bray….

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Our summer fete makes the news

Our Parents’ Association Summer Fete makes the news:

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