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Oakham School Celebrates A-level Results

18th August 2022

As pupils across the country receive their A-level and BTEC results, Oakham School proudly applauds the efforts of all its pupils and thanks parents and staff for their support and hard work.

After two years of CAGs (Centre Assessed Grades) and TAGs (Teacher Assessed Grades), this is the first cohort to tackle a full set of external examinations since 2019.

Oakham pupils have achieved over 50%  A*- A grades at A-level, and more than 75% of A-level and BTEC grades combined were awarded A*- B. Most notably, one pupil achieved an extraordinary result of 5 A*s and ten pupils achieved straight A*s.

This echoes the high standard of IB Diploma results achieved in July, which saw one pupil gain full marks and a further 67% achieving A*- A equivalent.

Henry Price, Headmaster said: “The 2022 Oakham School Leavers can take their next steps proud of the contribution that they have made to the School in so many ways. I am hugely grateful to them for leading the School as we emerged from Covid, and commend them for their academic achievements.”

Oakham School is delighted that the majority of its pupils have been accepted into their first choice university and secured their places to study at some of the best establishments across the UK and overseas. These include four pupils going to Oxbridge to study Computer Science and Maths, French and German, Music, and Natural Sciences, as well as pupils going to study Medicine and Veterinary Science. This is alongside several pupils who have chosen to further their studies at specialist Drama, Music, Art and sporting institutions.

Dr Leo Dudin, Deputy Head Academic, commented: “It has not been an easy path for this year group, but they have shown great courage and commitment, and we are all proud of what they have achieved. Since the cancellation of GCSEs back in March 2020, these pupils have been on a roller-coaster ride, with periods of real uncertainty and disruption to their education. They have shown real resilience, adaptability and good humour throughout. At the end of it all, they have achieved good results, which are a testimony to their diligence, intelligence and inner strength.”

Mr Price concluded: “I would particularly like to thank my colleagues who have taught, guided and supported this cohort as the Covid clouds have ebbed and flowed, coping with illness and remote learning, as well as the usual joys and challenges of school life.”

“Finally, and most importantly, I pay tribute to parents who have been supporting their children whilst also managing the uncertainty of Covid in their personal and professional lives. Today’s successes are very much a team effort, and I thank everyone for their care, courage, contribution and the strong connection that has sustained us.”

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