Once again the majority of Oratory pupils have again gained entry to their first choice universities following the release of A Level results this morning. There were a number of strong performances including: Matthew Petty who achieved an A* and 2 As (Electrical Engineering at Southampton); School Captain Ed Bromilow with 2 A*s and a B (Industrial Design at Loughborough); Sam Machin with 3 As and a B (Economics at Manchester); Sebastian Smith with A*, A, B (Computer Science at York); there were of course many other personal success stories on the day and many students arrived at school to pick up their results and celebrate with the members of staff present.
Particularly outstanding once again were the results for both Art & Design and Photography with 75% A*-A in each subject, continuing to confirm The Oratory School as a forerunner in these areas. In other disciplines there were excellent departmental performances in: Music, Chinese and Latin where there were 100% A*-B grades; Spanish where all grades were A*; Maths where there were 88% A*-C grades.
The Head Master, Mr Joe Smith, who was on hand to offer his congratulations to boys and parents said: “We are delighted with some outstanding individual performances in this year’s A Levels. Whilst we do of course celebrate those who have attained high grades in academic subjects, as a broadly non-selective school there have also been some excellent performances in practical areas as well as by those who have found A Level study challenging but have taken on the challenge and achieved places at their first choice universities. This is in line with our goal to ensure that every boy achieves his academic potential at The Oratory, whatever that might be.”