We are delighted to recognise the achievements of this year’s (I)GCSE and A level cohorts in public examinations.

At (I)GCSE, 27% of all grades awarded were grade 9, 54% were graded 9 or 8, and 74% were graded 9-7. Across all entries, the most common grade was a grade 9. Twenty-three pupils achieved straight grade 9s and 8s, while 33 pupils achieved straight grades 9-7 (the equivalent of A*-A). Topping the lists were Eliza, Fergus and Sophie who recorded straight grade 9s, amassing a remarkable 33 top grades between them. Despite facing unprecedented disruption to their education both before and during their time at Oundle, these pupils performed admirably, making significant progress in their Fifth Form year to achieve results comparable to the School’s pre-pandemic norms.

At A level, 26% of grades awarded were at A* or equivalent, with 63% A*A and 83% A*–B.  Remarkably, ten pupils achieved the outstanding feat of securing four A* grades, while a further twenty-one pupils achieved at least three A* grades. Forty percent of the cohort achieved straight A*/A grades, with A being the most common grade across all entries. A high proportion of pupils immediately secured a place at one of their chosen universities and 17 pupils took up Oxbridge offers.