Sixth Form Press Release – 16TH August 2018
Oxford Spires Academy is delighted to announce an excellent set of A Level results with significant improvements across the board. The percentage of A*-C grades achieved by Year 13 students has risen to 64% and over a third of A level entries were at A*-B. There were a number of subjects whose performances were particularly strong, including Chemistry, Economics, Maths, English Language, German, Psychology and Spanish.
Once again individual Year 13 students excelled and will now be able to progress to their chosen university courses. These include:
Eleanor Floyd who has achieved 3 A* grades in English Literature, History and Politics will now progress to read History at Exeter University.
Head Boy William Cheetham gained A grades in Mathematics and German and B grades in Further Maths and Physics and plans to read Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College London.
Sarah Nadeem, having gained A grade in Psychology, C in Biology and Distinction in Sport will now read Biology at Bristol University.
Holly Gardner with an A in Geography and B grades in Economics and History plans to read History at University College London.
Rubina Ali with A grade in Economics, B in Psychology and C in Biology plans to read Bio Medical Sciences at Warwick University.
Arthur Basso with A in Economics, B in History and C in Politics will now read International Relations and Politics at Oxford Brookes.
Lewis Waring with an A in Art, B in English Literature and C in History will now go on to study Fine Art.
Commenting on this success, Headteacher Marianne Blake said:
“Taking over Oxford Spires this year has been a revelation. It has been wonderful to see how our oldest students combine academic success with the role they play leading our school community. I am delighted to so many personal successes and so many meeting their university ambitions.”
Tony Brett, Chair of Local Governors, said:
“I am extremely happy to see that under the inspirational leadership of Marianne Blake and Jackie Watson, our Head of Sixth Form, our students have once again excelled themselves and indeed achieved pleasing improvements. These results are testament to the skill and dedication of all our teaching staff and the hard work and application of our students so I send my congratulations to them all and wish them success in their future studies or workplaces.”