GCSE Results, 2017
Once again Oakgrove delivered a strong set of results, improving on 2016. The school is projecting an A8 score of 52.64. There was a significant increase in the % of students achieving the full EBacc and the % of students who achieved the Basics measure of passes in both English and Maths rose to 77.5%. 92% of students achieved 2 good Science passes, 82% achieved the EBacc Humanities element and 82% achieved the EBacc languages element. As a result, we are projecting another positive Progress 8 figure.
Our year 11 students performed ahead of national averages at A*-C or 9-4 in the following subjects: English Language, English Literature, Maths, Core Science, Additional Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, History, Sociology, Product Design, Photography, ICT, Business Studies, French, Food Technology, Art and Media.
Our year 11 students performed ahead of national averages at A*-A or 9-7 in the following subjects: English Language, English Literature, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Core Science, Additional Science, History, Sociology, French, Business Studies, ICT and Food Technology.
Top performing students, in terms of average points scores were Ella Preedy, Chloe Martin, Jing Zhang, Allanna Bennison, Paddy Evans, Olivia Milner-Thomas, Harry Beale, Kincso Marton, Tanwira Ally, Connor Lawson and Charlotte Wood
Head teacher Ian Tett commented “This year’s results represent the first wave of substantial changes to courses and exam units, including the removal of coursework in English and Maths and their new 9-1 grading system. Reports in the national press state that this has been the most academically challenging set of exams since the 1980’s. However, results for Oakgrove indicate that is one of the best set of results in the school’s 12 year history. Attainment in virtually every subject has increased, with particularly strong results in EBACC subjects such as Maths, the Sciences, French, History and Geography. Achievements in the creative subjects were a particular highlight with 100% of students gaining an A*-C in GCSE Photography and over 83% for Art. Many students will now continue their academic journey by staying at the school’s 6th form.”
A Level Results Success for Oakgrove!
Oakgrove School has achieved further success with its outstanding A Level results this summer, with over 53% of all entries being awarded A* – B grades. This is yet another set of landmark results adding to the Sixth Form’s eight year history.
University applications have been hugely successful with students studying a variety of degree courses including Computer Science, Law, Multimedia Journalism, Accounting & Finance, Advertising and Primary teaching.
Top achievers included Andrew Fletcher, who earned a place to read Biochemistry with a Professional Placement at the University of Birmingham achieving A*s in Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry and an A* grade in the Extended Project Qualification. Thomas Smith, Ciara Price and Aliyah Mahmood all gained one A* and two A grades. Thomas achieved his grades in Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics and he will be going on to read Mathematics. Ciara will be reading International Law and Globalisation having achieved her grades in Sociology, Government and Politics and Mathematics. Aliyah’s grades in Psychology, Mathematics and Chemistry mean she will be reading Psychology in the new term.
We also have a number of students who have gained places on Degree Apprenticeships this year. Sam Howard has been offered an Accountancy apprenticeship with KPMG, Annabelle Ferguson has a Digital Technology Apprenticeship with Santander and Alfie Barton has gained a place with Network Rail on their IT Degree Apprenticeship scheme.
Ian Tett, Headteacher, said he was very pleased with the overall results and with some outstanding individual achievements it was a day for celebration. Students and staff should be congratulated on their hard work and it was great to see our percentage of students obtaining A*-B increase further. Oakgrove students will be looking forward to going on to study a wide range of subjects at prestigious institutions with a significant number going to Russell Group universities.