A-Levels: Oundle School

Twenty students are off to Oxford and Cambridge from Oundle

Thursday, 13th August 2020, 11:13 am
Updated Thursday, 13th August 2020, 11:16 am
Oundle School. File picture.
Oundle School. File picture.

Oundle School pupils have once again achieved outstanding results.

The fee-school in East Northamptonshire described this year's cohort as one of the strongest in recent years.

A statement from the school said: "While results nationwide this year have clearly been subject to more scrutiny and contention than ever, we are pleased to confirm that the examination boards have affirmed our faith in our pupils.

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"Our 2020 leavers were a strong and able year group and the results generated this year rightly place the cohort as one of the strongest in recent times. We sincerely regret that these bright young people were not able to have the satisfaction of crowning their time at Oundle with top-level performance in formal examinations.

"Twenty two per cent of grades awarded were at A* or equivalent, with 53 per cent A*A and 81% A*–B. Twenty Cambridge and Oxford candidates have so far secured their places, alongside the large majority of pupils who have been able to confirm their places at their Firm or Insurance-choice universities. We look forward to hearing further good news regarding the confirmation of university places in the next few days.

Whilst the overall picture is most encouraging, it is each individual pupil that the School is now focused on celebrating and supporting as necessary. The difficult process of external moderation of centre-assessed grades has highlighted some situations that will bear further scrutiny. The circumstances this year have clearly been different and difficult, with an ever-shifting landscape, but we remain confident of being able to respond positively to developments and clarifications that will come this week and beyond.

Sarah Kerr-Dineen, Head of Oundle School, commented: “This group of pupils more than any deserved to have their hard work and abilities recognised fairly after a term of disruption and disappointment that was not of their making. I congratulate them all.”