A-LEVEL AND BTEC RESULTS AT OXFORD SPIRES ACADEMY
Thursday 18th August 2016
Oxford Spires Academy is delighted to announce its best ever set of A-level results. The Principal congratulates all students involved in these examinations and, of course, their parents and teachers. There were 68 candidates in the Upper Sixth this year and students have succeeded in meeting challenging grades to go on to top Universities and the next stage in their education and career. The overall pass rate is 99%. An impressive 46.4% of all students achieved 2 or more qualifications at grades A*-B. There were particularly strong performances in Further Mathematics, Computing, Philosophy and Ethics, Physics, Geography, Media Studies, Spanish, Sociology, Creative Writing, Sport Studies and Business Studies
Students who achieved particularly high results include:
Arturo Loiselle 4A*s in Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics: Arturo has a
place at Edinburgh to study Chemistry.
Lewis Thorne 3A*s in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and an A in Chemistry: Lewis
has a place at Cambridge to study Chemical Engineering.
Andrea Pinedo 3 A*s in English Literature, Sociology, Spanish and a B in Drama:
Andrea is taking a gap year and will work at OSA.
Ben Thorne 2 A*s in Maths, Further Maths and As in Physics and Chemistry: Ben
has a place at Bristol to study Engineering.
Joseph Zhu 2 A*s in Maths and Further Maths, A in Physics and a B in
Chemistry: Joseph has a place at Warwick to study Mathematics.
Victoria Baden 3 Distinction *s in Sport: Victoria has a place at St John’s York to
study Sports Studies and rehabilitation.
Amber Bartlett 3 Distinction *s in Sport: Amber has a place at Gloucester to study
Physical Education and coaching.
Dr Watson, Head of Sixth Form commented, “It has been a pleasure to work with Oxford Spires’ Year 13 students as Head of Sixth Form, and to see individuals flourish. I am pleased that this year’s excellent results allow so many of them to progress to the university courses of their choice. Results reflect students’ hard work and maturity.”
Principal Sue Croft said, “Our sixth form students are exceptional young adults who have achieved great results through hard work and a love of learning. I am indebted to an excellent sixth form team, ably led by Dr Watson and a wonderful academic and driven team of staff. The students have been a joy to teach; we are excited for them and their aspirational futures. They will be missed though they have left a legacy of excellence in personal qualities and academic achievement. The vast majority of pupils have won a place on a degree course including Lewis Thorne who has achieved a place at Cambridge University.”
Tony Brett, Chair of Governors said, “This year’s sixth form have been an impressive cohort and they have excelled in making Oxford Spires all the great things it is as well as achieving great results in their academic studies. Their brilliant attainment, progress and leadership reflect the outstanding teaching at Oxford Spires Academy and the drive for excellence by the Principal, Sue Croft; and head of Sixth Form, Dr Watson.”