We are proud of our strong academic reputation; Oundelians have a natural love of learning and are ambitious in their approach to scholastic opportunity. Success in public examinations forms the basis of our examined curriculum but is only part of our academic approach.
We are delighted to recognise the excellent results 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. 23 pupils achieved straight grade 9s and 8s, while 33 pupils achieved straight grades 9-7 (the equivalent of A*-A). 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. 40% 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 places at Oxbridge. These 2023 leavers set a wonderful example to their younger peers through their determination, hard work and outstanding commitment to making the most of every opportunity, despite the disruption to their education and lack of opportunity to sit formal (I)GCSEs. We wish them much success and happiness for their future lives.
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*The starred years represent those affected by the pandemic, which resulted in significant inflation of grades nationally. Public examinations were not sat in either 2020, which saw Centre Assessed Grades (CAGs), or 2021, which saw Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs). The 2022 exam series was the first step by Ofqual to return to pre-pandemic levels. The results during this period not only recognise the talent and hard work of these cohorts, but also demonstrate the integrity and consistency of Oundle’s approach.