A Level & Vocational Results 2023
Success for Ousedale Students!
Overall headline figures include:
- 80% of the cohort have applied to and accepted university places; a third are attending Russell Group universities
- 76% so far have confirmed places at their first choice university. This is likely to increase throughout the day.
- An increase in the number of apprenticeships being applied for and accepted by students
- 174 students took qualifications with the average grade achieved a C+, this represents a very comparable performance compared to 2019 which was the last time formal examinations were sat when the average grade was also a C
- 25 students achieved an average grade across all their qualifications of an A/A*
- 77 students, i.e. 45% of the cohort, achieved an average grade across all their subjects of a B or better
- Whilst there are no progress or value added measures being published, we expect our results will show that students have made progress in line with their expected performance
- Of those students making exceptional progress i.e. on average results are more than 1 grade higher in each of their subjects than students nationally of a similar ability achieved in 2019, 75% are students with identified special educational needs.
Headteacher Andy Burton said: “We are delighted to see the hard work of our students, and of course their teachers, recognised and rewarded in today’s Level 3 A Level and Vocational results. We must not forget that this cohort of students has overcome an unprecedented period of disruption to their education to take formal examinations for the first time in their secondary career having missed out on sitting their GCSEs. They have also overcome the impact of the strike days and extra bank holidays over the last year. Despite this the overall results look incredibly encouraging with fantastic individual success stories for so many of our students. However, school is fundamentally about ensuring that our students are equipped with the necessary skills, characteristics and qualifications in order to progress onto the destinations of their choice. 80% of our Year 13 students have applied to study at university next year and have accepted their places or are in the process of confirming them today, and of these approximately a third are going to Russell Group institutions, including Oxford and Cambridge, to study courses ranging from Law, Geography, Business Management, Aerospace Engineering, Politics and International Relations, Music, Language and Speech Therapy, Events Management, Digital Marketing, Economics, Marine Biology, Chemistry and Midwifery. Additionally, and just as importantly, we also have students progressing onto higher level apprenticeships at Grant Thornton, BMW, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and Niftylift amongst others.
Congratulations to all our Year 13 students, we wish them all the very best in their next endeavours and look forward to hearing of their continuing successes over the coming years.”
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