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A Level Results

In August 2018, we celebrated an excellent set of A Level exam results with an impressive overall pass rate of 100% with 51% of grades awarded at A*-B and 76% at A*-C. These results were above national average and were an impressive improvement on last year’s accomplishments.

Our 2018 graduates not only secured success at A Level; we saw achievement in BTEC qualifications too. As a result of their overwhelming success, students have the opportunity to take up places at prestigious universities, begin apprenticeship programmes and embark on prosperous career paths.

Many congratulations to all our graduates. We wish them every success in the future and look forward to welcoming them back in the future as part of our prestigious alumni programme.

Mark Bland, Headteacher said: “Our students’ achievements are richly deserved because of their relentless determination to succeed. I’d also like to publicly praise our excellent staff, whose unstinting support has created an unparalleled team ethos than runs throughout our blossoming Sixth Form.”

Ross Curley, Head of Sixth Form said: “I am delighted that students are undertaking such a breadth of opportunities, in no small part thanks to our ability to offer such a wide spread of subjects and enrichment opportunities. They leave us today not just as well qualified young adults, but equipped with the outstanding interpersonal skills and can-do attitudes that will serve them well through their university studies and into the world of work. I am excited to see our Oak Wood Interns becoming tomorrow’s leaders!”

Individual successes:

Outstanding student Shillan Patel achieved remarkable grades in Maths, Further Maths and Physics (A*, A*, B). He is ecstatic to have secured a place at the University of Warwick to study MORSE (Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics) which will open many prosperous career paths for him.

Shillan attributes his success to his independent learning and to his teachers, particularly in Maths, who were willing to invest their time to provide extra help. He described the wide range of opportunities that are available within the sixth form to gain valuable insight and advice surrounding both university and career prospects; and the extra-curricular opportunities and leadership roles, such as being part of the student council and mentoring Year 7 students, that help to develop skills and qualities such as initiative, interpersonal skills and teamwork, all of which are very important in life.

The former Oak Farm Junior School pupil advises future students to start planning where you want to go next early on and to work hard from the start to get the results you want.

“I would recommend Oak Wood Sixth form because of the support network and sense of community. The small class sizes help you feel at home and part of the year group. It is a fantastic place to learn.”

 Cameron achieved 3 A’s in Business, Maths and Economics and is now planning to further his education at the University of Warwick to study Business Management.

Cameron spoke highly of Oak Wood Sixth Form, praising its small class sizes which allow for a personalised approach to learning. He would therefore recommend the sixth form to anyone because the assistance you receive is genuinely tailored to you.

Not only is there academic support at Oak Wood, Cameron mentioned the varied extra-curricular opportunities on offer. He took part in the Brilliant Club where students visited Southampton and Warwick University and gained a certificate following the completion of a course in Biology. Other opportunities included work experience, careers talks and university fairs and events.

The former Hayes Park Primary School pupil commented: “My advice to younger students would be to work hard and to not give up. Keep trying and you’ll get to where you want to be!”