A-level results: Oundle School

Students at Oundle School are celebrating after collecting their A-level results
Students at Oundle School are celebrating after collecting their A-level results

Oundle School pupils have performed outstandingly in their sixth form examinations, with 25 per cent of grades awarded at A* for the second year in succession.

Almost two thirds (64 per cent) of results were graded A or better, the best performance of the last five years.

Just under half of the pupils (48 per cent) were awarded three A grades or better and over 40 pupils achieved at least four A grades.

Seven pupils scored four A* grades, with Michael Hutchinson achieving five A* grades.

40 per cent of Cambridge Pre-U grades were awarded at D1 or D2 level (the latter equivalent to the A-level A*).

As a result 26 Oundelians have confirmed their places at Oxford or Cambridge Universities, the second highest figure in the last dozen years.

Pupil performance was strong across all subjects, with over 30 per cent of grades awarded A* in the traditional academic disciplines of Mathematics, English, History and Latin.

Headmaster Charles Bush said: “Once again Oundle pupils have performed extremely well.

“These results represent tremendous efforts by both pupils and teachers.

“We are proud of these achievements and grateful for the academic leadership shown by this group of pupils during their time at school.

“They deserve real congratulations on their success which has set up some wonderful opportunities for their tertiary education in future.

“In my final year at Oundle I wish to pay tribute to the outstanding teaching that has given rise to increasingly excellent results over the last 10 years.

“Oundle’s academic credentials are particularly impressive and stand close comparison with all other co-educational schools in the UK.

“There is no doubt that the remarkable academic reputation and culture is as a result of the outstanding commitment and expertise of the teaching staff.”