A-Level Success 2021
Oaks Park High School has enjoyed its best ever A-level results. In a turbulent year for education, students have been able to progress to university places, apprenticeships or employment opportunities. Oaks Park has also maintained our excellent track record of placing high numbers of students in Russell Group universities.
Despite the disruption to learning caused by Covid and with exams being cancelled in favour of Centre Assessed Grades students celebrated excellent results. The cohort has done incredibly well in unprecedented circumstances and were rightfully thrilled with the results they received today. Today’s results mean that the overwhelming majority have attained a place at university, with 75% of students securing their first choice university and 33% of applicants accepting places at the top Russell Group universities.
Particular successes were those of Krish Patel and Emily Teo. Krish achieved 4 A* grades and will now go on to Loughborough University to read Robotics, Mechatronics and Control Engineering, whilst Emily achieved 3 A* grades and will read Economics at the London School of Economics.
These achievements, and those of all the students, are a great source of pride to headteacher Joanne Hamill, who said: “I am incredibly proud of all the work that Oaks Park sixth form has done in order to get to today. Despite the circumstances and disruption to the school year, they have demonstrated the resilience and capacity to rise to the challenges faced to achieve their goals. I am very grateful to all the hard working staff at Oaks Park who have supported and inspired the students during the past two years’.
Destination coordinator Laura Willson commented: “The students have put in a large amount of effort to complete their UCAS applications and to undertake co-curricular activities that will help them progress onto their next steps. I am so pleased with the large number of students who are going to destinations that were one of their top choices.”
Throughout the year students have continued to be provided with our nationally recognised Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance. This has enabled them to secure high calibre apprenticeships and alternative degree pathways. Notable students are Chante Griffith who will take up a Degree Apprenticeship with RSM UK (Auditing, Tax and Consultancy Services) and Amani Gayle with SNC-Lavalin Group and will be a Level 6 Project Management Degree Apprenticeship.
Year 13 pastoral leader Liam McDonnell added: “It was a pleasure to see the excitement on students’ faces as they opened their results to discover that they had achieved the grades to gain places at their chosen destinations. Their sixth form experience has been unlike any other and we are immensely proud of what they have achieved.”