North Oxfordshire Academy First Year of A level Results
% entries A* to C – 48.9%
% entries A* to E - 88.9%
We are extremely proud of our students and their performance in this year’s A level and AS exams in the first year that the academy has run a full A level programme.
Some excellent individual performances include Karlena Clifford (pictured) who received an A in Maths and a C in Further Maths having completed both courses (AS and A2) in just one year. She has been accepted onto a Maths degree course at Loughborough University and eventually wants to qualify as a secondary school Maths teacher. Sandra Piatkowska (pictured) who received an A*, two A grades and two C grades despite only moving to the UK from Poland 5 years ago. Her performance is especially impressive given that her grades were achieved in subjects studied in a second language. She has been accepted onto a degree programme in Cellular and Molecular Medicine at Bristol University. Katy Piper (pictured) our top performing year 12 student. Katy received 4 As and a B in her AS levels in Maths, English Literature, Biology, Psychology and French. Katy’s ambition is to study Law at Oxford University after completing her A2 exams next year. Not all of our students go on to university with many choosing the apprenticeship route: Emma Farrow, who achieved an A grade a B and two Cs in her A levels, has already started her apprenticeship at Brethertons Solicitors in Banbury where she hopes to eventually qualify as a Lawyer.
North Oxfordshire Academy GCSE Success
Twins Emily and Jessica Hughes are amongst students at North Oxfordshire Academy who are today celebrating their GCSE results.
The twins each received 8 A*-C grades including English and maths, making them some of the highest fliers at the academy.
Both girls were delighted with their success:
Jess Hughes "I am pleased with my results and so glad I had so many good teachers to help me through it."
Emily Hughes "I am overwhelmed!"
Other students celebrating today included:
- Julia Kaminsska with 9 x A*-A grades
- Megan Husband with 8 x A*-A grades
- Emma Ogle with 8 x A*-A grades
- Dominic Warner with 6 x A*A and 2 B grades
- Nathan Moore with 6A*-A and 2 B grades
Nathan Moore "I’m so glad it’s all over; time to catch up on the lost sleep!"
Megan Husband "I’m shaking I’m so happy"
Chloe Benwell "This is the top point for me. Our parents will be ecstatic!
Amy Benwell"I am over the moon."
Sara Billins, Principal said:
"I’d like to congratulate all the students who are celebrating today. The students will be joining the vast majority of their year group in remaining at the academy to join our 6th Form which each year is growing in its reputation for strong academic results”.
Welcome to our website.
I am delighted to welcome you to North Oxfordshire Academy. This is a school where everyone is determined to build a strong school for the community and is working relentlessly hard to deliver the very highest standard of education.
We want our students to achieve the academic excellence that will enable them to access top universities and apprenticeships and go on to have successful and rewarding careers. We want them to grow into confident and articulate young people capable of holding their own in any social situation. We want our students to leave the academy and make a positive contribution to their communities, be self-supporting and interested in how they can participate and make a difference.
We do this with a no gimmicks approach to education. We believe the basics count. We recruit top quality teachers with the skills knowledge and expertise to help students achieve their very best. Through the United Learning network of academies and independent schools we give students a wide range of opportunities to work with and compete against students from diverse range of backgrounds and experience.
However, we also set the bar high for our students. Our expectations are high. The basics go without saying and are no negotiable. We expect our students to be properly prepared for school , on time and well behaved and respectful to others in their language and with good manners. But we will also push them hard to be the best that they can be. This means home learning, reading, practice, after school classes and clubs. We want to instil a strong work ethic in our students and the understanding that nothing comes without hard work and effort.
North Oxfordshire staff and students are encouraged to live their daily academy lives with the following three values;
- To create a positive learning environment where everyone is welcomed and valued
- To strive to be the best that they can possibly be. No excuses, no shortcuts, no limits
- To have a relentless focus on high standards of uniform, behaviour, attendance, punctuality, learning and achievement.
North Oxfordshire students enjoy their school lives. We offer a varied curriculum and every student is encouraged to study the subjects that they are interested in. In addition, the Personal Enrichment Programme (PEP pro) offers students an incredibly exciting range of activities which enable them to explore their broader interests. Every student is expected to perform at the highest level. Every student is expected to excel at something.
Enjoy the website and please don’t hesitate to contact us with any queries and suggestions or come and visit!
Sara Billins (Mrs.)