GCSE Results 2023

Thursday 24th August 2023

GCSE results at Oxford Spires Academy

 
Oxford Spires Academy students continue to perform well in their GCSEs

Like teenagers their age all over England, Oxford Spires Academy Year 11 students spent two years of their secondary education in lockdown or in ‘bubbles’, robbing them of important years of education. Despite this, they have achieved as well or better than students in 2019 when full exams were last taken.

Half of our students achieved at least a strong pass of Grade 5 in English and maths and a third of results were at the highest grades 7 to 9.

We are particularly proud of 17 of our students who achieved 10 or more grades 7 to 9, including Olivia Coates, Tessa Harrison, Qassim Ibrahim and Samuel May who all achieved at least eight Grades 8 or 9.

Students did particularly well in science subjects with 63% of Chemistry, 57% of Physics, 62% of Biology and 44% of Computer Science students achieving grades 7 to 9.

Many of these students will continue into the Oxford Spires Sixth Form and others have secured places in college or apprenticeships.

Zaf Hussain, Assistant Principal and senior leader for Year 11, said: “It has been a pleasure to watch our students recover from the difficult times they experienced during Covid and how they have applied themselves to catch up and study to achieve these remarkable grades. I would also like to thank their parents for the support they have given.”

Maurice Dixon, Acting Headteacher, said: “These results are testament to the hard work and resilience of our young people and I am hugely proud of them. I am also proud of the staff who have worked tirelessly through difficult and confusing changes over the past three years and who have done their absolute best to help our students achieve so well.”