OPGS A-level students celebrate a top set of results
OPGS class of 2017 are celebrating a fantastic set of results again this year with just under a third of the year achieving A*/A grades. Many of our students find themselves at the top of their fields in a wide variety of subjects. Of particular note in Arts and Humanities are our Head Boy, Benjamin Gowers who, with three A* grades and an A* for his EPQ, is taking up a place at Merton College, Oxford University to study Modern Foreign Languages. William Sumner will study International Management at Bath after achieving 3 A grades and an A* for his EPQ. Callum MacGregor, with three A grades and an A* in EPQ, will be studying Geography and Cameron McIntosh, with 3 A grades Psychology, at Russell Group institutions. Jason Ferris leaves OPGS with 4 A levels and takes up a place at Exeter to study Philosophy. Emily Watson, Emma Maule, Chloe Owen and Zohra Soorma all join elite Russell Group universities to study English, Marketing, Politics and Sociology. The school has also provided universities with a bumper crop of students taking up courses in prized STEM subjects. Thomas Denniff and Nicholas Garland, who both achieved A*, A, A are off to study Maths and Chemistry. Jamie Shelver with A* in Maths and A* in Further Maths will take up a place at Nottingham. Jack Lord will pursue a course in Industrial Design at Loughborough with A*, A and B. A third of the year took an Extended Project Qualification with 70% achieving an A*- A with projects ranging from prevention of FGM to the manufacturing of cling film.
Kevin Moody, Headteacher said “I offer my congratulations to all of our students as they receive these excellent results.
The fact that nearly 60% of our students achieved grades from A* to B is testimony to the extensive support we give our sixth formers as they move from Year 12 to 13 with very few deciding to pursue their education elsewhere. We are proud of their achievements.”