Students and staff at Oak Wood School are celebrating their 2019 GCSE results, with fantastic achievements across the curriculum, including grade 9s in Art, English, French and Maths.
Behind every set of exam results there is a personal story of hard work, commitment and perseverance, much like Lutaf, one of the school’s star students.
Lutaf achieved fantastic grades, including 9 in Chemistry, 8 in Biology, Physics, Maths and English Literature, 7 in Film Studies and 6 in Business, History and English Language. He is ambitious for the future and dreams of a career in medicine. Lutaf is grateful for his teachers always being ready to go the extra mile, as well as the extracurricular opportunities like the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Fellow high achiever Jibran is looking forward to joining his classmates at Oak Wood Sixth Form and trying to emulate some of their departing peers, who last week found out they achieved the A Levels they needed to get their places at university.
Jibran achieved excellent GCSE results, including 9 in English Language, 8 in English Literature and 7 in Physics. He attributes his success to the encouraging and supportive teachers at Oak Wood, as well as the resources and extra help provided after school. Jibran is now determined to make the most of his success to carve out a career for himself in Bio Medical Science.
In 2017 Oak Wood began admitting girls for the very first time and just a few months later opened its brand new, state-of-the-art facilities. Students are also now led by Head of School Gilly Hare, who joined from neighbouring, Outstanding rated Swakeleys School for Girls.
Mrs Hare commented: “Since I started, my team and I have implemented a number of new initiatives to ensure everyone leaves Oak Wood as a well-rounded young adult, equipped with the relevant skills and attributes to be successful.
“We firmly believe that by engaging students outside of the classroom, as well as in it, they will not only prosper academically but be better prepared for the challenges and opportunities that the world outside will bring.
“I am immensely proud of how students have embraced our changes.”