OSH Sixth Formers are today celebrating A Level results which will enable them to continue their education at university or accelerate their entry into the world of work.
On days like today the media are abuzz with statistics. Our pass rate this year was 98% and around a quarter of grades A* or A, but the most encouraging figure of all is that around 75% of our students are heading off to study mathematics, engineering, the sciences and medical related degrees at a time when the skill sets developed by these courses are in great demand.
Between them, Orlando Chan, Alexander Lloyd, Max McCarthy, Rohanna Still and Mike Yeung will study engineering courses from civil to biomedical and maritime to mechanical.
Physicists Ieuan Wilkes and Daire Morjaria will study at Oxford and Aberystwyth whilst Chemists Jack Barr, Shahwaiz Anjum and Phillipa Jacob are off to Manchester, Bristol and Cardiff respectively.
Medics Anand Morarji and Matt Fung are soon to start at Birmingham and Manchester medical schools; Vets Abi McCarthy and Hannah Sharkey go to Bristol and Liverpool.
The Arts are also represented in university destinations. Musicians Will Croft, Matt Eden, Harry Broom and Alastair Smith will commence courses at Oxford, the Royal Northern, Birmingham Conservatoire and Manchester. Historians Tom Richardson and Luke Wilson are to study at Hull and the LSE. Historian Blake Lewis, meanwhile, is off to Oxford to study Law.
Headmaster Paul Kilbride commented “I would like to congratulate all of our students on their achievements this year. They have managed to secure places on good courses at good universities and leave behind a legacy of involvement, dedication and enthusiasm for school life. I wish them the very best for their exciting futures. “