A-level joy for those coming to Trinity Hall in 2021

As A-level students found out their results yesterday 105 of them discovered they will be studying at Trinity Hall in Michaelmas Term.

Jerwood Library by David Valinsky

Due to the pandemic, the Cambridge admissions process had to be entirely digital, which meant that all the interviews took place online.

Despite the logistical challenges, the process at Trinity Hall ran extremely smoothly, and the College was able to assess more than 500 applications fully and fairly.

Marcus Tomalin, Director of Admissions at Trinity Hall, said: “This has been a difficult and exhausting year for students and teachers alike, and their courage and dedication have been inspirational. We were delighted to receive so many strong applications from such a diverse
group of applicants, and we are thrilled that the vast majority of our offer holders have now met their offer conditions. We look forward to welcoming them to the Trinity Hall community in October”.

Among those joining the College is Thomas from Northwood School in London. He’ll be studying Engineering after securing four A*s. His school said yesterday: “All our students worked so hard for these result; which they can be really proud of.”

Clare Jackson, Senior Tutor at Trinity Hall, said: “After all school-leaving students have experienced so much disruption to their learning, teaching and normal school experience, the A-level results received this week represent a terrific achievement.

“The continued flexibility and resilience of all A-level students in adapting to remote study and school closures has been hugely impressive. We are warmly looking forward to welcoming the new cohort of Trinity Hall undergraduates to College next month and, in the meantime offer our warmest congratulations on their examination success.”

This year saw a record number of top grades across the country with 44.8% getting A* or A grades as replacement results were used following the cancellation of exams for the second year.

The University of Cambridge has been celebrating A-level results through its #GoingToCambridge hashtag on social media and website.