Excellence across all subjects
The girls at Oxford High School are once more heading off to leading universities with an abundance of outstanding A Level exam results giving them a flying start to the next stage of their lives.
- 26% of our grades were A*
- 62% of our grades were A*-A
- 24% of those heading to university this year gained a place at Oxford or Cambridge
- Of those heading to Oxbridge, 4 have offers to study Natural Sciences
- 14% of those heading to university this year are studying languages
Pictured below is Chloe Troughear, an HSBC Scholar at OHS who joined us in the Sixth Form from Cherwell School and who is celebrating her 18th birthday today. Chloe is now heading to Birmingham to study Politics with an A* in Politics amongst her brilliant results.
Dr Philip Hills, Headmaster of Oxford High School said:
“I am delighted for and proud of every one of our Year 13. I have no doubt these young women are set to change the world with their ambitions which range from Natural Sciences at Cambridge to Archaeology at UCL. What I have found particularly interesting is the sheer volume of girls studying languages at a time when, sadly, so many schools particularly in the state sector are having to cut back on language teaching. 25% of our Year 13 at OHS took a language A Level and 14% are now heading to university for Modern Languages degrees. A handful of girls are going on from their Latin and Greek A Levels to study Classics, so our school motto seems as apposite as ever – Ad Lucem!
Our Year 11 girls had many reasons to celebrate with a fantastic 71% of grades at A* (or the numeric equivalent) in their GCSEs. An impressive 78% of girls achieved 9 or more A*/A equivalent grades. It is always invidious to single out individuals, but Claudia Preston’s clean sweep of all A* and grade 9s, the highest grades available in all the ten subjects which she sat, merits special mention. All of our girls took at least one language, with 69% taking two or more languages. The cumulative percentage of language grades at A*/A/9-7 was a remarkable 97%, with grades at A*/9/8 totalling an impressive 77%. Our Hispanists, with 82% of grades at A*, were narrowly pipped to the post by our Latinists, who registered a remarkable 88% of grades 9/8. It seems that our school motto seems as apposite as ever – Ad Lucem! Well done to all of you!”
• 40% of our grades were A*grades
• 73% of our grades were A*-A grades
• 1/6 of the year gained a place at Oxford or Cambridge
• 10% of the year group gained a place to study medicine
• All of the girls who were offered places to study Medicine were successful.
And our 2017 GCSE results show the highest recorded A*s at GCSE that Oxford High ever achieved.
• Over 75% of grades were A*
• More than half of the year group achieved at least 9 grade A*
• 30% of girls achieved straight A*s
• 94% gained A*-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.
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.
We firmly believe that there is a 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.