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A-level results 2021: Oakham School quartet secure places at Oxford University and Cambridge University

A Rutland headteacher said this year's A-level achievers at his school had been 'buffeted and tested' like no other year.

More than half of all A-level grades at Oakham School were A* or As (56 per cent), while 82 per cent of grades were in the A* to B bracket in an overall 100 per cent pass rate.

A total of 36 pupils achieved straight A* and A grades, or equivalent in their A-level, BTEC and Pre-U courses.

Head of Oakham School, Henry Price
Head of Oakham School, Henry Price

"I am proud of this year group which has been buffeted and tested like no other cohort, and I am confident they will ultimately be all the stronger for the unique experience of the last 18 months," said Oakham School headteacher, Henry Price.

"The last two years, perhaps more than ever, have highlighted the importance of teamwork, resilience and agility.

"I would like to congratulate the pupils and thank staff and parents for their hard work, their collaboration and unwavering support of both their children and Oakham School in what has, without doubt, been a rollercoaster 18 months."

Oakham School
Oakham School

The school runs two BTEC courses, with 90 per cent scored the equivalent of A* or A, grades which every pupil studying the business BTEC achieved.

Overall, 60 per cent of all exams taken by Year 13 pupils in A-levels, Pre-U, BTEC, and the IB Diploma were awarded A* or A grades or equivalent.

Four pupils will be heading to Oxbridge universities to study engineering, biological science, and human and political sciences, with several more securing places in top European and American universities.

"We are immensely proud of all of our pupils, not just those who have achieved the top grades, but everyone who has put so much effort into their learning," said Dr Leo Dudin, deputy head academic.

"In another year that has seen further disruption to the rhythm of school life, the pupils have responded positively and remained focussed right to the finish line."

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