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14th September 2023

Exam Results and Leavers’ Destinations 2023

Collage of 2023 leavers Having achieved excellent exam results in this year’s IB, A-level and BTEC qualifications, Oakham School’s newest alumni from the class of 2023 are embarking on some impressive leavers’ destinations.

The majority – 86% of applicants – are into a university of their choice, either choosing to study in the UK or overseas, with the remainder taking a gap year. These include 11 students going to what have become known as the ‘golden triangle’/G5/’Loxbridge’ universities (Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, Imperial and UCL). Twenty-one pupils are at international universities, including IE Madrid, Maastricht, Erasmus, Rotterdam, University of Toronto, Michigan State University, King University, Tennessee, and ESADE Law and Business School in Spain. Six students are studying specialist clinical courses, including Medicine and Veterinary Science.


Individual Success Stories

Former Head of School Obi, who achieved 3 A*s and 1 A in his A-levels, is doing Mechanical Engineering at Imperial. Former Head of School Poppy achieved 2 A*s and 1 A and is studying French and Spanish at Edinburgh.

Three pupils who achieved outstanding results in the IB Diploma are starting courses in the following areas: Aashish, who achieved 43 points, is studying Mathematics and Philosophy at Warwick, George, who achieved 44 points is reading History and Politics at Oxford, and James, who secured the full 45 points, is studying French and German and Russian at St Andrews.

Hattie successfully secured her place to study French and Arabic at Oxford and George, who played at full back in the National Schools Cup Final, is studying Economics at Cambridge.

Twelve leavers are studying specialist Art and Design courses, among them four of the five students who scored a perfect 100% in their Art A-level. Sara is studying Creative Arts and Humanities at UCL and Sebastian is studying Painting at Camberwell College of Arts UAL. Also at Camberwell College of Arts are Alex, who is studying Animation, and Emily, who is doing a Foundation Diploma. Alex and Emily also achieved a perfect 100% in their CCS A-level. Meanwhile Yat Fei is studying Medicine at UCL.

Overseas destinations are gaining popularity once more after Covid. The University of Maastricht and IE Madrid have three students apiece studying there. Konstantin and Claudia are both studying International Business at the University of Maastricht.

Markus is embarking on a prestigious Apprenticeship study programme in Hamburg, Germany.

Etta, who wowed audiences with her starring roles in the School Productions of Into the Woods, Singin’ in the Rain and The Sweet Science of Bruising has secured a place on a specialist Drama course at the Oxford School of Drama. Archie, whose prowess on the trombone has seen him star in many Oakham School concerts, has accepted a place at Durham to study Music.


Rugby Cup Winner Destinations

Members of Oakham School’s National Schools Cup winning rugby side are also embarking on exciting future career paths, reflective of the all-round nature of the School. Among the squad, Toby who played at centre is pursuing a professional rugby career with Northampton Saints and co-captain Felix is studying Flexible Combined Honours at Exeter. Flanker Will is going to study International Business and Modern Languages at Exeter following a gap year. Flanker Julius has taken up his place at Durham to study Biological Sciences and prop Findlay is going to Birmingham after a gap year to study Sport and Exercise and Health Science.


Most Popular University Destinations 2023

1 Exeter

2 Newcastle

3 Oxford Brookes

= 4 Birmingham and NTU

6 Durham

= 7 UCL, Reading, York

= 10. Harper Adams, Loughborough, St Andrews


Most popular university courses 2023

  • Business and Finance
  • History, Politics and International Relations
  • Art and Design
  • Medicine and Medical Courses
  • Psychology
  • Agriculture and Agribusiness
  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Languages is a popular course of study with 10 students taking either pure language or combined language courses.

We are delighted to celebrate our newest Old Oakhamians’ exam successes and wish them all the best in their future plans.


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