Start of Autumn Term 2015

The school will start at the normal time on Friday 4 September for Years 7, 10 and 11 only.  On Monday 7 September, Years 8 and 9 will join Years 7, 10 and 11 for their first day.

The term dates for the new academic year are available to view here.

We appreciate your support in emphasising to your children the importance of a punctual start to the day. Key times for the start of the school day:

  • 8.35 am on school site
  • 8.40 am in tutor room
  • 8.45 am register called

We are grateful for your support in ensuring all students start the school year smartly dressed in their uniform. The latest uniform and equipment policy guidelines are available to view here.

Students celebrating excellent results at Oathall Community College.

Many congratulations to Oathall students who are once again celebrating another year of excellent GCSE results. The college has improved on last year’s successes in many subjects.

DSC01321In English, students have eclipsed previous high standards with 77% achieving A*-C. In mathematics, 68% achieved passes at A* to C. The college’s relentless drive for academic success has seen continued improvements this year across the curriculum.

More than half of all grades awarded were B or higher and a quarter of all grades were at A or A*. There were some fantastic results in individual subjects; in biology, chemistry and physics 53% of grades were at A or A* and 34% of students taking art achieved A or A* . In PE 49% of students, in media 42% and in geography 39% succeeded in achieving these highest grades. These really are outstanding results.

Students excelled in modern languages with 25% of grades across all languages being awarded at A or A* at this standard. This is particularly noteworthy as the vast majority of students study languages at the college. Continue reading

The 13th National Students’ Art Exhibition

Congratulations to year 11 Art GCSE students Ellie Angus and Jess Brown whose portrait paintings were both selected to be exhibited at The Mall Galleries earlier this month.

JB-Portrait-web EA-with-portrait-webThis is the 13th year of the National Students’ Art Exhibition held under the patronage of the Royal Society of British Artists. It features the best young artists in the country, a truly inspirational exhibition celebrating gifted and talented students in Schools, Colleges and Academies.

James Horton MA RBA (President): ” It is vital and perhaps more so than ever before, that as a society we should strive to maintain a serious approach to developing new talent and ensuring that skills in all media are properly taught and the results recognised and applauded in order to preserve our cultural heritage.”

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Students at Oathall have been busy celebrating the European Week of Languages. Everyone had the opportunity to develop their cultural knowledge of European countries. Year 7 students participated in a sensational Eurovision contest. They sang songs in French, Spanish and German. The winning group will be announced shortly (watch this space!). Students also had the opportunity to sample European cuisine with Year 9 classes cooking European pastries with Mr Maier. And students in Year 8 and Year 9 tried out Spanish tapas with Señor Henri and German food with Frau Stockley.

Other cultural activities included working on a project about a European artist, learning how to play ‘la pétanque’ and studying the film‘ Les choristes’. Oathall staff demonstrated their hidden talents as they were challenged to say ‘hello’ in any language by Year 8 students.
We would like to thank everyone for their enthusiastic participation.

A bientôt ! Bis bald! ¡Hasta luego!