A Level Results at Oxford Spires Academy

Sixth Form Press Release


Thursday 13th August 2020


Despite a year of challenges and uncertainties for Sixth Form students nationally, Oxford Spires Academy has seen further improvements in its A level results this summer and we are delighted to report that almost all of this year’s Year 13 students have secured their first choice of university place. Some of our students have also secured high value apprenticeships and traineeships. The grades received may improve even further following the appeals process, widely covered in the national press.

Our top-performing students have done particularly well, even in these adverse circumstances. Head boy Patryk Tomczynski has been awarded A grades in Physics and Further Maths and a B in Maths; Matty Clark has been awarded an A* in Physics, A grades in Maths and Chemistry and a A in Computing AS level; and Houzeefa Zaffar has been awarded grade A in Economics, with Bs in Maths and Physics.

We would also like to congratulate Briah Bilverstone (A in Sociology, Cs in Philosophy and Ethics, and Politics); Miranda Lipscombe (A in Media, B in History, C in Philosophy and Ethics, and A in her Extended Project); Nadia Shah (B in Geography; B in Spanish as well as BTEC Sport); Sanaa Ahmed (B in Economics alongside Distinction and Merit in Double Business BTEC); and Libby Harris (C in Psychology, as well as double Distinction in Business BTEC and B in her Extended Project).

Commenting on this year’s results, Principal Marianne Blake said:
‘I am really proud of the accomplishments of all our students this year. We have a rising academic profile and remain committed to providing an inclusive Sixth Form for our local community. Over two thirds of our students will progress into university this year and many have been successful in securing their first choice.

I would like to take the opportunity to recognise and thank our staff for working hard to support and encourage our students particularly given the extreme challenges of this year. The government suggested this week that mock grades might be used as a basis for challenge. Our most recent mock grades indicate that 40% of results could be higher than those allocated to students. I would like to support students in making appeals so that their hard work and the progress we have made is fully realised.’

Chris Scrivener, Chair of Governors, states:
‘On behalf of the Local Governing Body, can I congratulate all students on their achievements as they transition from school to higher education or employment. It is pleasing to know that most of our Sixth Form students have secured their first choice university places and it was good to see so many happy faces today.
This is a testament to the hard work of our teaching staff and colleagues within Oxford Spires in these exceptional and challenging times’