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13
August
2015
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16:13
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Students celebrate A-Level results across Oxfordshire

Based on the information provided by schools and academies so far today, early indications appear to show around 96 per cent of students have gained two or more A-Levels at the A*- E pass rate. This would represent an increase on the 2014 figure (95.1 per cent) – but confirmed results are always published later in the year.

Information received also suggests around 50 per cent of students have achieved two or more A levels at grade A*-B. This would also represent an improvement on the corresponding figure for 2014 (46.7 per cent), however, these estimates are based only on a partial picture and should be viewed with caution at this stage.

A snapshot of performances from around the county

  • At Wood Green School in Witney, 10 out of 75 students attained three or more A grades, while at John Mason School in Abingdon, an impressive 32.4 per cent of A level courses resulted in A*/A grades - 6.4 per cent higher than the national average for 2014.
  • No fewer than six students at The Marlborough School in Woodstock scored a clean sweep of A* and A grades in their chosen subjects. The vast majority of students at the school have secured a place at their first-choice university.
  • A total of 13 sixth form students from Didcot Girls School and St Birinus achieved at least three grades at A* or A.  Three students have secured university places at Oxford or Cambridge Universities.
  • At Bartholomew School in Eynsham, 10 students achieved three or more A*/A grades.
  • Students at Burford School chalked up a 100 per cent pass rate, with two students achieving 4 A*/A’s, seven gaining three A*/A grades and six others recording two A*/A grades.

Great results

Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children, Education and Familes, Melinda Tilley said: “Congratulations to all students receiving their A-Level results today. There have clearly been some outstanding success stories, but regardless of individual achievements, results day is an important milestone following years of hard work on the part of the young people themselves, and the efforts of dedicated teaching staff across the county.

“Parents also play a crucial role in supporting their children through the exam period, which can be very stressful, and there will no doubt be plenty of relieved families celebrating today.”

She added: “Of course, not all students will have received the results they were hoping for today, but there is excellent support available both through the schools themselves and a number of services which offer help for young people making their next steps. I wish all our students future success as they start the next chapter in their lives.”

Next steps

For anyone unsure of their next steps after A-Level or GCSE exam results, further help can be found at the Oxme website and through the National Careers Service which has a helpline number - 0800 100 900.

Details of drop-in advice sessions at the county council’s Early Intervention Hubs can be found on the council’s website.

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