Students have consistently made good or better progress than the national average over the past few years, at all levels of ability, meaning that a student is expected to gain one grade higher than they would at any other Oxford state school; our expectations are made clear in the target setting process, and we have a very significant academic mentoring system that helps keep them on track for these grades.
Students progress well to their next stage of education, employment or training. Last year’s GCSE English re-sit success rates were up to four times the national average.
Year 12 have an opportunity for work experience after their summer exams and much support is given to help with applying for courses or employment.
All BTEC Level 2 students who do not currently have GCSE grade 4 in English and Maths are required to study these to improve their prospects for progression. Some of our students also take GCSEs and A Levels in their first language, be it Urdu, Polish, Portuguese or Persian.
Students in Year 13 achieved some excellent results, last year, which allowed them to start their new journey in life. Students have either gone onto starting courses at their chosen universities or have gone into an apprenticeship or full time work. Our school is top in the city for students remaining in education or employment after they leave us. Many students went on to study at top Russell Group Universities including:
University of Southampton
We had 100% success rate of students having an offer from university including 24% receiving unconditional offers - this figure being above the national average.
We are also top for progression in the English re-sit during Year 12, moving our students up one grade, where nationally the trend is to go down during this year.