Results Day 2018
There is plenty to celebrate at OSFC this year as pass rates and high grades are up on the previous year’s strong results in the context of the more challenging new A Level exams.
Whilst the national pass rate has declined, our A Level pass rate is up and once again above the national rate at over 98%. We have achieved our best ever high grades at A Level, with a superb 4% increase on last year. The college continues to build on its superb record for A Level studies, with over 250 students achieving at least AAA or equivalent.
We are proud to have maintained a very broad curriculum offer and a 4 AS Level programme in Year 12, giving students a full external exam experience in their first year, a greater number of qualifications than offered by most sixth form providers and flexibility about subject choices on progression through to Year 13. Our AS Level results are also strong with increases in both pass rate and high grades.
As has been the case for many years now, there was a superb 100% pass rate by students completing vocational/Applied General courses. The high grade rate for students taking the Extended Diploma is a brilliant 94%, with over 700 Distinction* or Distinction grades achieved, which are the equivalent of A*/A grades. A substantial number of students completed ‘blended’ programmes, combining A Level and applied courses and have achieved excellent results in these.
Our students have secured places at Oxbridge and other Russell Group universities and there are many other superb outcomes in terms of both progression to a wide range of universities and to other excellent options including apprenticeships, gap years, Art Foundation courses and directly into employment.
Jayne Clarke, OSFC Principal, said “This is a fantastic set of results. There has been a greater level of uncertainty about outcomes with linear exams and the new tougher A Level specifications. I am very proud of the achievements of our students. To have seen improvements in both pass rates and high grades in this context is outstanding and testament to the hard work and dedication of both the students and our staff, who have supported students wonderfully well. We wish all our students the very best of luck on the next steps in their futures, whether this be at university, on an apprenticeship or in employment.”