A-Level success at Oundle School

Charlie Dowell celebrating his A-Level results at Oundle School
Charlie Dowell celebrating his A-Level results at Oundle School

Staff and pupils at Oundle School are delighted with their A-Level results.

Students have achieved 86.5 per cent A* to B grades, with almost one in five grades (18.9 per cent) awarded at A*, an increase from 2011.

79 pupils (almost 40 per cent of the cohort) were awarded three A grades or better and 34 pupils achieved four A grades or better.

Eleven pupils achieved five A grades or better; this represents close to a 50 per cent increase from 2011 for performance at this level.

Charles Dowell, George Ducksbury, Oliver Jackson, Benedict Kennedy, Frank Lam, Jun Lau, Hugo Markland, Clint Wong and Bertram Yap all scored at least four A* grades.

Charles and Clint each scored five A* grades.

12 per cent of pupils achieved the top distinction (D1) in one or more subjects on the Cambridge Pre-U course – this is graded higher than the A* at A level.

Rachel Wong achieved the top mark in the country for Pre-U Economics.

As a result 16 Oundelians so far have confirmed their places at Oxford or Cambridge universities.

Pupil performance was strong across all subjects, with more than 25 per cent of grades awarded at A* in both mathematics and chemistry.

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

“This tremendous set of results rewards the excellent efforts of pupils and their teachers. We are proud of their achievements and grateful for the academic leadership they have shown during their time at the school.”