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.

Once again, results in performing arts have been exceptional. All of the students studying music secured an A* – C grade with 31% achieving A* or A. The drama and dance results are their best ever with 87%  and 86% achieving  A*-C respectively.

DSC01306The drive to develop the most able students has seen all students studying AS level critical thinking securing passes whilst  84% achieved A* to C in further mathematics, a course designed to challenge the most gifted mathematicians.

The Art and  Design and Technology Faculty was very successful; notably 94% of  grades awarded at A* to C in Photography, 92% in Art and 82% in textiles.

There are many individual success stories with 10% of the year group achieving 8 or more passes with grades at A and A*.

Headteacher Mr Edward Rodriguez said,
“Our students approached their examinations in an exemplary manner; they worked hard and demonstrated notable commitment to their studies. I am delighted to see that their efforts have been rewarded.”