16 August 2018
The Oratory School celebrated another year of improvement in A Level results with the A*, A*-A and A*-B grades all showing gains on last year; the majority of pupils have again gained entry to their first choice universities.
Our value added results place the school in the top 3% of schools for adding value to this year’s Upper 6th Form cohort.
High achievers were: Harry Davies and Sai Muvvala who met and exceeded their offers for Medicine at Sheffield and Economics at UCL respectively, with both achieving 3 A*s; other high achievers included Matthaeus Gemmingen-Hornberg with 3 As (Philosophy at Edinburgh); Jack Radford with A* and 3 As (Computer Science at Surrey); Will Sudding with A* and 2 As (Civil Engineering at Bristol); Ryan Sprules with A* and 2 As (gap year); and Luke Thomson with 3 As (Classics at Durham); there were 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 Art & Design with 8 A*s and 1 A and Photography with 3 A*s and 2 As, demonstrating once more The Oratory School’s strength in these disciplines. In other areas there were excellent departmental performances in: Classics where there were 100% A*-B grades in Latin and Greek; History and Economics where over 80% of pupils achieved A*-B grades and Maths in which over 70% of grades were at A*-B. A very impressive 60% of the pupils who took English Literature achieved A*s.
The Head Master, Mr Joe Smith, who was on hand to offer his congratulations to boys and parents said: “We are delighted with these results, which show another significant increase in the percentages of A*-A and A*- B grades achieved on the last two years’ results. This is in line with our goal to ensure that every boy achieves his academic potential at The Oratory, whatever that might be. For a school with a broad intake and spread of ability these are results to be proud of, for our pupils, their parents and their teachers.”