A Level Results Day 2021
Oakwood Park Grammar School 2021 A Level Results
Staff at Oakwood Park Grammar School were delighted to see the faces of the Year 13 students who have risen so bravely to meet the challenges presented to them during the past two years. OPGS Sixth Form Class of 2021 have won, by their hard work, the opportunity to study a wide variety of subjects in the world’s top educational institutions or to join their chosen professions. Three outstanding students, Sol Dubock (A*A*A*A*), Sam Whitehead (A*A*A*A) and Ryan Mehaffey (A*A*A*) will train to be the Computer Scientists of the future as they take up their places at Emmanuel College Cambridge, and the universities of Bath and Southampton. Also destined for Southampton, but to study Mathematics, is Head Boy Maximus Leighton (A*A*A*). Other outstanding Mathematicians are Daniel Milne (A*, A*, A, A) and Michael McGrath who will continue their studies at Exeter and Leeds. Using his ability at Mathematics for a different outcome, is Joel Town (A*AAA) who will study Mechanical Engineering at Nottingham University. Joining him in Nottingham will be Forensic Psychologist Bella Cruttenden (A*AAA), whereas her fellow social scientist, Megan Carr (A*A*A*A), is looking forward to studying Psychology.
Both Head Girl, Kajal Knight (A*A*A*A*) and Louis Mickelwright-Taylor (A*A* A* A) continue their love of politics as they take up their offers which, for Kajal, is from The London School of Economics. Also heading to LSE is keen environmentalist Archie Mitchell (A*A*A*A*). His interest in the planet is shared by Hannah Bealey (A*A*A) and George Wallace (A*A*A B) who will be studying Geography at UEA and Bristol. Natural Scientists Charlotte Withers (A*A*AA) and Thomas Guy (A*A*A*B) leave the OPGS laboratories for those of Bath and Durham. Exercise Scientist Joshua Ball (A*A*AA) will continue to explore his love of sport at Loughborough, and Jasmine Hill (A*A*A*) will be on our theatres’ stages soon as part of her Performing Arts apprenticeship.
Looking back at all our Year 13 students, we see a group of young people who joined us from a wide range of selective and non-selective schools and who have worked with their teachers and peers to maintain an active and supportive Sixth Form community in the face of unprecedented obstacles. This cohort will be more resilient than any that has gone before them. We look forward to welcoming them back to OPGS at Christmas for a black tie dinner, served to them by staff. Perhaps then, we can celebrate formally their outstanding academic and personal achievements.
Mr Moody, Head Teacher said: “We are immensely proud of all the work and achievements of our students, especially after such a difficult and disrupted year. Our teachers have worked tirelessly to ensure students are all able to progress onto further education and study, and we look forward to seeing what they will achieve in the future.”
This year, following the cancellation of exams, grades were awarded through a process of teacher assessed grades, against a national standard and approved and awarded by the exam boards. The government is not publishing performance data for any schools or colleges this year due to the varying impact of the pandemic.