Best ever results at Oathall Community College
Many congratulations to Oathall students who are celebrating record GCSE successes at Oathall this summer. The college has achieved its best ever results in the key GCSE measure of students achieving 5+ A*-C including English and Maths. This represents a step change in the performance of the college over the past three years.
GCSE results in English & Maths have significantly improved against last year, with 80% of students achieving A*-C in Maths making this the college’s best ever results by far in this subject.
The college has seen improvements in the performances against all measures in subjects across the curriculum. Over 25% of grades awarded were A or A*, and half of all grades awarded were B or higher. There have been some fantastic results in individual subjects; 43% of students taking History achieved A or A*; in Biology, Chemistry & Physics over 45% of all grades were awarded at A or A*.
Students excelled in all the Language GCSE’s with 94% of students taking French achieving A*-C and 38% achieving A*-A. This is particularly impressive as the vast majority of students study languages at the college.
The college is keen to challenge its most able students as exemplified by offering students the chance to study AS level Critical Thinking. 88% of grades awarded in this subject were C or higher with a pass rate of 100%. In Further Maths, a course designed to stretch our most talented mathematicians, 91% achieved grade C or higher. Three students managed to secure A* with Distinction, a grade surpassing A* level, unique to this course.
Results in the Performing Arts have been exceptional, improving on their already high standards. 94% of grades in Art were C or above; 83% of Dance students achieved a C or higher and PE had their best ever results with 82% of the students achieving A*-C.
Individual success stories abound with over 10% of the year group achieving 8 or more passes at the highest A and A* level.
‘It is delightful to see that all the hard work of students and their teachers has been rewarded by these excellent results. There have been some terrific improvements across a range of subjects and some impressive individual achievements amongst our students; it is especially pleasing to see so many of our students reaching their full potential. These admirable results are a reflection of the commitment by students and staff to succeed which could not have been achieved without the support of parents and families.’
Edward Rodriguez, Headteacher
2013 GCSE Results table