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GCSE Student Success – Press Release

By 24th August 2023November 1st, 2023News

Thursday 24th August 2023




A nail-biting wait for this year’s GCSE results came to an end today, Thursday, 24nd August, with students at Oaklands Catholic School, receiving news that would shape their future.

This year was always going to be different as the Government had made it clear that results would return to pre-COVID levels following teacher assessment.

The school is delighted to report a very successful year’s results for GCSEs. 80% of students at the school achieved Grade 4 or above in both English and Maths, with 65% achieving Grade 5 and above by the same measure. This was a fantastic result from a comprehensive intake of students. Many individual subjects performed particularly well this year.

A large number of students from the year group would now be going on to study A Levels within the school Sixth Form College.

Mr Quinn said, “Oaklands School is a mixed ability Comprehensive school, so these are a very pleasing set of results. I am delighted that so many students of all abilities have achieved their full potential. A significant number of students have achieved Grades 7, 8 and 9s in all their subjects. The approach of the school over a number of years has been to ensure that all pupils take a broad and balanced curriculum with GCSE exams being at the core of this.”

These excellent results demonstrate the effectiveness of high quality teaching coupled with strong management systems and team work. Oaklands has achieved a consistently high standard of examination results despite the turbulence in the examination system.

Mr Quinn went on to say, “I do not want to take anything away from their success, year on year students work harder and harder. This year group suffered two disrupted years early in their time at Oaklands. This year I have been humbled by the number of parents that not only have thanked staff for the academic input, but also have commented on the outstanding pastoral care received over the last five years.”

Mr Matthew Quinn, Headteacher

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