A level results from across the Banbury area
Chipping Norton School
The headteacher has praised the ‘extraordinary commitment, energy and belief’ among his pupils at Chipping Norton School.
The school’s results were as follows:
39% of all grades were A* or A 69% of all grades were A* to B 91% of all grades were A* to C 100% of all grades were A* to E
Headteacher Barry Doherty said: "I am delighted to share the news that the extraordinary commitment, energy and belief amongst our students and their teachers have resulted in a tremendous set of examination results. Across every subject, our Outstanding sixth form can now celebrate the impact of the hard work undertaken by students and staff. We have succeeded in overcoming the hurdles presented in recent years by focussing our endeavours on the things within our control - a great curriculum that delivers the highest quality teaching, learning and assessment.
“Our community deserves this day after the challenges of the last few years.
“Our headline figures represent and celebrate the remarkable efforts of our highly talented students and their incredible teachers.”
The Warriner School
Students, parents and staff are celebrating an excellent set of A-Level results at The Warriner School.
Headteacher Annabel Kay said: “We always knew that if this group of students had been able to sit their GCSE exams they would have done amazingly well. This set of results truly reflects their hard work, resilience, and commitment. They have had such a challenging two and a half years and can be so proud of what they have achieved. I must also thank the sixth form staff who have given so freely of their time and expertise to support our students”
The results were:
39% of all grades were A* and A, 69% being A*, A or B.
Wykham Park Academy
Sixth formers at Wykham Park Academy have defied the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic to achieve successful A-level results.
The results were:
Around 37% secured grades A*-B 99% achieved A*-E
Carly Berry, head of sixth form at Wykham Park, said: “I think if we reflect on this year’s cohort, they had a disruptive Year 11 and didn’t sit any exams as their GCSE grades were teacher-assessed. When they came back in Year 12 they still endured disruption following a second lockdown and Year 13 is the only year that they haven’t been interrupted and this is the first set of exams they have had to sit.
“I’m incredibly proud of our sixth formers. They have performed brilliantly and the results are testament to their hard work and resilience.
“I would also like to thank our teaching staff for their commitment in rolling out the measures we introduced to support our students and boost their wellbeing.”
Twins Saarika and Sanjana Solomon were over the moon with their results. Saarika Solomon, 18, sat Biology, Psychology, & Sociology A-levels. She achieved 3 B grades and will study Sociology at Bristol University. Her twin Sanjana also took A-levels achieving an A for Biology, A in Psychology & a B grade for Geography. She also secured an A for EPQ. She will study Biological Sciences at Cardiff University.
Saarika said: “The last two years have been stressful but the school has been very supportive. We have had catch up sessions and help with revision and a lot of support with our wellbeing. Our teachers were always there to support us and help with whatever we needed.
“Online learning is not the same as being in a classroom and we covered a lot when we returned to make sure we were prepared for our exams.
“I’m so pleased to have achieved my goal of going to Bristol and I can’t wait to start following my gap year.”
Sanjana said: "I'm happy I got to sit exams this time around as for our GCSEs we had teacher-assessed grades. Preparing for the exams was stressful but I'm happy that I've been able to prove that I'm capable of doing the exams. The teachers helped us a lot and gave us a lot of one-to-one support and organised extra sessions for subjects If we wanted them. They were great and Saarika and I are grateful for the support of our teachers."
Chenderit school would like congratulate all students on their A level results and other level 3 successes.
The results were:
29% of all results being graded A* or A 61% of all results being graded A*, A or B
Headteacher, Jane Cartwright said: “Our students have shown remarkable resilience over the past two years and these students, who were unable to sit GCSEs in 2020, performed exceptionally well in this summer’s exams, which were the first external assessments they have been able to take. We are proud of all they have achieved and have been celebrating their achievements with them in school this morning - our students have performed brilliantly, in line with or better in virtually all measures when compared with last year and 2019”.
Chenderit School would like to to highlight the following students’ achievements in particular:
Lily Sear, who achieved 3A*s and an A and is now moving on to study Law at the University of Cambridge Charlotte Bowman, who achieved 3 A*s and will now be studying English at the University of Exeter Suzanna Teal, who achieved 3 A*s and an A and is now moving on to study Photography at University of the Arts, London Charlie Blee, who achieved 2 A*s and an A and will now be studying Law with Politics at the University of Manchester Lucy Frewin, who achieved 2 A*s and 2 As and is now moving on to study International Relations at the University of Edinburgh Avril Boyd, who achieved 2 A*s and an A and will now be studying Biochemistry at the University of Warwick Joshua Dennett, who achieved an A* and 2 As and is now moving on to study Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of Manchester Sacha Harvey, who achieved an A* and 2 As and is now studying Biology at the University of Bristol
Kineton High School
Kineton High School would like to congratulate the year 13 pupils for achieved the best ever A Level and Level 3 BTEC results this year, continuing the upward trend in Post-16 outcomes.
The results were:
More than 53% of students achieving A* - B in their A Level and Post-16 studies, with an average grade of a B Over 80% of students achieving A*-C
Miss Loveridge, Head of Sixth Form said: “I am so incredibly proud of all the students in Year 13. They have worked so hard, overcome so much and have demonstrated outstanding resilience and maturity. They are all moving on to exciting next steps, be that University, apprenticeship or the world of work; and I know they will all continue to be incredibly successful.”
Some excellent achievements include Caitlin who achieved A*A*A A and secured her place at Oxford University to read History; Mark who achieved A*A A A (Leeds University); Jessica who achieved A*AA and a Distinction * (Exeter University); Jade who achieved A*A*A A (University of York).
North Oxfordshire Academy
There were celebrations at North Oxfordshire Academy this morning as students opened their A Level results.
The results were:
23% achieving the top A*-A grades 79% achieved A*-C grades
Alison Merrills, Principal at North Oxfordshire Academy, said: “Congratulations to all of our students who have received fantastic results this year. All students have done exceptionally well and we are incredibly proud of how they overcome all the challenges over the past two years. I wish them all the best as they move onto university.”
Flav Covaci achieved three A*s and an A and is off to study English Literature at Mansfield College, University of Oxford. Flav Covaci, said: “North Oxfordshire Academy has been so crucial in my journey over the past seven years. I would have never had the confidence to apply to Oxbridge without the Oxford mentoring programme.”
Deborah Omelegan-Obe, who achieved two A*s and two As, has secured a place to study Law at Jesus College, University of Cambridge, said: “I am so grateful for North Oxfordshire Academy and so excited for what the future holds!”
Blessed George Napier Catholic School
BGN would like to congratulate all of the Year 13 students who have shown such commitment to their studies and resilience throughout the many challenges they have faced during their time in Sixth Form.
The school is delighted that so many students achieved the grades they needed and were offered a place at their chosen university. In addition, they have a number of students who have successfully secured Apprenticeships such as Logistics, Quantity Surveying and Finance.
Students have accepted places at a large number of universities including Cambridge, Bath, Southampton, Durham, Liverpool and Warwick. They have chosen to study a wide range of subjects such as Accounting, Business, Economics, Ecology and Conservation, Physics, Engineering, Cyber Security, Law, Fine Art and Geography.
Tudor Hall staff have praised the resilience and dedication of Tudor Hall girls to aim high. The students’ hard work alongside the support of their subject teachers and the pastoral team has been rewarded with excellent results.
The results were:
Half of all grades were A*-A And a quarter of Tudor Hall girls achieved two A*s or more.
Headmistress, Julie Lodrick, said: “We all know just how demanding the last two years have been for this cohort of students taking their A Levels. It is against this challenging and uncertain backdrop that the girls have achieved remarkable grades and I am incredibly proud of what they have accomplished. They have shown such dedication and willingness to succeed, and we could not be more delighted with their success.”
Magdalen College School
Magdalen College have congratulated all of the A-level students who received their results today.
Headteacher Ian Colling said: “It has been a turbulent time for everyone over the last few years, and seeing such success for so many is a delight. These are the first public exams that this cohort have taken, having missed their GCSEs and they have risen to the challenge remarkably well.
“We would like to wish everyone well in their futures, whatever these hold, and hope that the tremendous achievements of these students continue long into the future.”