We are once again delighted with this year’s excellent GCSE results, and we are incredibly proud of all of our students.
Our Mathematics and Science results have reached new heights, confirming that Oaklands is the best place to complete STEM subjects. This follows on from a similar performance in these subjects at A Level. Humanities subjects also continue to excel, with 87% achieving a Grade 4+ (old C Grade) in RE. This is the first year where all GCSE subjects have reformed.
A fantastic 95% of pupils achieved Grade 4 (old C Grade) in English compared with 83% in 2018 and in Mathematics, 86% achieved a Grade 4+ (old C Grade) compared with 73% in 2018. This puts Oaklands well above the initial national figures for 2019.
Headteacher Matthew Quinn said “These figures show an increase on last year’s results. Well done to everyone! Progress measures look set to show an improvement when national data is confirmed next January. The difficulties of the new GCSEs in reformed subjects have created a challenging environment for the students and staff. With little reference material, it is great news to see the students perform and achieve so highly. We have a cohort of over 220 students who start from significantly different points. Many experience real difficulties so it is fantastic to see them all do so well.”
A significant number of students will return to Oaklands Sixth Form; Maths, Science and Humanities are popular choices. Mr Quinn went on to say, “Our GCSE cohort sees students from Oaklands going on to study Chemistry, Physics, Engineering and Medicine alongside those that take a modern apprentice route with employers who offer engineering, business and finance. They want to emulate their success, so they return to us knowing they will receive outstanding support. These GCSE outcomes will provide them all with a wonderful foundation for further study and we congratulate them and their families and the staff who have supported the students throughout the two years of GCSE study.”