OHS girls usually forge ahead of the national trend achieving increases in A*/A grades. In 2015, 54% of our Sixth Form achieving a clean sweep of A*/A grades and stellar GCSE grades. Three quarters of all the OHS students’ A Level grades were A*/A, and the subjects in which girls achieved 100% A*/A covers a hugely diverse range including Physics, Further Maths, Ancient Greek, Mandarin, German and English . 100% of our students applying to study Medicine were successful and 100% of those girls who studied for an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) gained A*grades. In 2016, a quarter of Oxford High girls gain 10 or more A* at GCSE and our girls’ strength in a rich diversity of academic subjects came to the fore with clean sweeps in languages and creative subjects alongside the STEM subjects for which OHS is renowned for.
We firmly believe this is evidence of the power of young women making their own choices for academic research, combined with one to one supervision from our exceptional staff.
What is particularly striking is the correlation between pursuing a passion for a specific subject and achieving academic success. Our students have the opportunity to study what they love because of our unparalleled choice of 27 A Level subjects. Over the last 5 years, 1 in 4 of our applicants has been successful in securing places at Oxford and Cambridge and 1 in 8 for Medicine. We enjoy a 100% success rate for Medicine and over 80% of our applicants routinely achieve places at Russell Group Plus universities. What we are most proud of is that between 80% and 90% meet their first choice offer and OHS students go on to study at a huge range of institutions in the UK and abroad. These are as diverse as from Cambridge to Central St Martins and from Criminology to Commercial Music.
I am incredibly proud of every one of our Oxford High girls.
Judith Carlisle, Head of Oxford High School