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The Oratory School prides itself on an outstanding all-round education, where success in exams is one part of the overall achievements a pupil at our school will obtain. Our pupils develop wide-ranging skills which are important in later life and which give them both fantastic experiences as well as excellent opportunities to develop themselves beyond the curriculum.

Our 2018 A Level results place us in the top 3% of schools nationally for Value Added. This means every boy here is known, valued and stretched as an individual and wherever he starts from we ensure he fulfils his maximum potential. The outstanding quality of the teaching here is such that we are able to significantly improve the results our boys achieve.

The examination results remain strong, with some notable achievements in this year’s A Level and GCSE Results (August 2018):

  • A* grades at A Level up by a huge 5% on last year
  • A*-A, A*-B and A*-C grades at A Level all significantly up on last year
  • ALIS value-added baseline data placed The Oratory in top 3% of schools for adding value at A Level
  • Majority of pupils gained entry into their first choice university
  • Harry Davies and Sai Muvvala each achieved straight A* grades getting into Medical School at Sheffield and UCL for Economics
  • 40% 0f students went on to Russell Group universities
  • More than 10% increase  at A*-A/9-7 at GCSE – up to 46%
  • GCSE A*-C grades also up to 87%
  • Lucas Sieyes was the leading performer at GCSE with 3 9s, 5 A*s, and 1 8 and awarded and Academic Blazer.
  • Academic Blazers for GCSE results also awarded to Danila Shkaev with 1 9, 4 A*s and 4 8s, and to Harry Page with 3 9s, 1 A* and 4 8s.

Whilst our “high-flyers” deserve recognition for these fantastic achievements, it goes without saying that we are proud of every single one of our pupils. The hard work, determination and resilience our boys demonstrate during exams is something they can all be very proud of.

As a smaller school, the boys have the benefit of having excellent relationships with their teachers and tutors who support them throughout the entire year, and who provide guidance, encouragement and advice to ensure that each and every boy achieves his potential during the exam period.

A Level Results breakdown (16 August 2018):

A* – 17%

A Grades or above – 40%

A*, A and B Grades – 62%

A*, A, B and C Grades – 76%

A* to E Grades – 98%