New year 7 students – start of term information

New students joining Oathall on Thursday 4 September will receive a letter this week from Mr Wright with details of arrangements for the first day of term. If you have moved house recently or did not return your admission forms in time then you can download a copy of the letter here. Please contact the office from 4 September by phone on 01444 414001 or by email office@oathall.org if you have not received your Parentpay account activation details.

School will start at the normal time on Thursday 4 September for Years 7, 10 and 11 only. This will enable Year 7 students to settle in more easily on their first day. On Friday 5 September Years 8 and 9 will join Years 7, 10 and 11 for their first day.

Record High Results at Oathall Community College

Many congratulations to Oathall students who are once again celebrating another year of record GCSE results. The college has improved on last year’s successes and has achieved 66% in the key measure of students achieving 5+ A*-C GCSE’s including English and maths.

In mathematics, students have eclipsed previous high standards with 80% achieving A*-C. In English, students have consolidated last year’s achievements with 92% achieving A*-C in English literature. The college’s relentless drive for academic success has seen improvements this year across the curriculum.

More than half of all grades awarded were B or higher and nearly a quarter of all grades were at A or A*. There were some fantastic results in individual subjects; 39% of students taking geography achieved A or A*, in biology, chemistry and physics 52% of grades were at A or A*. In addition, 50% achieved at this highest level in PE. These really are outstanding results.

Students excelled in modern languages with 82% achieving A* to C in German and 75% of grades across all languages being at this standard. This is particularly noteworthy as the vast majority of students study languages at the college.

Once again, results in performing and creative arts have been exceptional. 93% of grades in photography were C or above and 84% achieved A*-C in drama.

The drive to develop the most able students has seen all students achieving passes in AS level critical thinking whilst 85% achieved A* to C in further mathematics, a course designed to challenge the most gifted mathematicians.

There are many individual success stories with 11% of the year group achieving 8 or more passes with grades at A and A*.Oathall GCSE Results day

Headteacher Mr Edward Rodriguez said,
“Our students have worked hard and been committed to their studies. The support from their teachers and parents has been critical to their success I am so pleased to see that all their efforts have been rewarded. It is particularly pleasing to see the trend of improving results continuing at the college.”

For more photos of students collecting their results see our Flickr pages

Autumn term 2014

School will start at the normal time on Thursday 4 September for Years 7, 10 and 11 only. This will enable Year 7 students to settle in more easily on their first day. On Friday 5 September Years 8 and 9 will join Years 7, 10 and 11 for their first day.

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There will be an INSET day on 26 September and the college will be closed. Half term is from Monday 27 October until Friday 31 October. Term ends on Friday 19 December.