A Level Results 2019

Sixth Form Press Release


Thursday 15th August 2019


Oxford Spires Academy is delighted to announce a good set of A Level results again from Year 13. Our top-performing students have done particularly well.

Head boy Mukahang Limbu has met his offer to read English and German at The Queen’s College, Oxford, with his A* in English Literature and As in German and History, joining the A* he already has in Creative Writing.

Helen Woods will also be reading English, at Wadham College, Oxford, with her A* in Creative Writing and As in English Literature, French, and Philosophy and Ethics.

Jasmine Burgess has gained A*s in Maths and Creative Writing, and As in Further Maths and Physics, and will read Maths at the University of Durham.

We are, as ever, proud of the full range of our students, and would particularly like to recognise the achievements of the following:

  • Merzia Qahramany, a student who came to Oxford Spires from Afghanistan part way into her GCSE course, who has gained Cs and Ds at A level, with A* in Persian, and will read Fashion Design at university.
  • Sisters Ines and Luisa Crespi de Valldaura who joined the school’s Sixth Form from Spain and have made the most of their linguistic abilities with As in Spanish and Bs in French, alongside their other A levels. Both will now progress to university.
  • Amna Aamir, who gained Chemistry, Maths and Physics A levels at OSA last year, and took a year in the school to refocus her studies and gained B grade in Art in one year – allowing her to apply for Architecture at Oxford Brookes.

There were a number of subjects whose performances were particularly strong, especially Languages where all students gained B grade and above. Other subjects of note were Maths, English Literature and Chemistry.

Commenting on this success, Principal Marianne Blake said:

“It is a privilege to lead a school such as Oxford Spires, where students from such a wide variety of social and cultural backgrounds succeed and progress to the full range of universities. Our Sixth Form will continue to be central to our school, as it grows in number, and we look forward to continuing progress in the even wider programme of A levels we will offer from next year.”

Tony Brett, Chair of Local Governors, said:

“I am extremely proud to see our students moving into the next stage of their lives so well equipped by their time at Oxford Spires Academy with many doors open to them. A fantastic reward for their diligent and thorough studies at Oxford Spires. Such good news is a huge tribute to the dedication and professionalism of all our staff, both teaching and support, and to the Head of Sixth Form, Dr Watson, all working under the headship of Ms Blake. Congratulations to all and huge thanks to everyone who made these results possible.