Celebrations and preparations as Oasis students receive their A Level and BTEC results
Across the country thousands of young people have been returning to school one last time today to receive their A Level and BTEC results.
After two years of studies and examinations, there has been much to celebrate across the Oasis families at the academies with a sixth form. Attention has now quickly turned to next steps into further education or beginning a career.
In Bradford many students have achieved superb individual outcomes. After 7 years at Oasis Academy Lister Park, Naseema has achieved grades 3 A grades and will go on to study Pharmacy at the University of Bradford. Tahmid has secured Distinctions in Business, Health and Social Care and Sport, and will go on to study Criminology and Law at the University of Huddersfield.
Tahmid said: “Throughout my sixth form experience I have received a great support from all my teachers - from lockdown support to face to face. Mrs Mahmood has always been supportive in helping all sixth form students by not only boosting our confidence but helping me to strive for excellence in any decision I made. Thank you to the Oasis Family”
Sian Dover, Principal at Oasis Academy Lister Park, said; "We are delighted for our students today – they have worked so hard for these results. The disruption to education over the last few years has been tough on our young people, and yet they have shown commitment and dedication. Their reward is taking their next step with confidence, whether that is in further education or beginning a career. "
Oasis Academy Shirley Park students also have much to celebrate. Finn is excited to be going to the University of Manchester to study Zoology after achieving all As at A Level, while Aran achieved the same to take up a place at Kings College London to study Pharmacy.
Sebastian and Sheun both achieved AAAs and will study Computer Science at the University of Birmingham. Katie Hyne is also off to Birmingham University to Study English Literature having achieve AAB in English, History and Politics.
Saqib Chaudhri, Principal at Oasis Academy Shirley Park, said: “It’s great to be here today to acknowledge the hard work and achievements of our young people. We wish them all the very best for in their future endeavours.
“A huge credit too, to our staff across the Academy – many of our Sixth Form students have been with us throughout their primary and secondary education and so today is the culmination of many years of study and progress.”
Over in Kent students spoke of the opportunity to now pursue their passions further when they leave school. Michael achieved two Distinctions and a B and can now study Film Production at Canterbury Christ Church University. Joining him at Canterbury will be Luke who will be studying Sport and Exercise Science, whilst Shannon’s Distinction and two B’s mean she will begin a Digital Marketing Apprenticeship in the Autumn.
Andy Booth, Executive Principal at Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey, said: “A big well done and congratulations to our Year 13s on a terrific set of results, that have been achieved through hard work and dedication. It is great to hear about their next steps they have lined up, be that starting a career or going on to further study.”
“They should be very proud of their achievements, and they are an inspiration to our young students.”
At Oasis Academy Enfield we heard about four students going on to study very different subjects. Klerda will be studying History at Kings College London after achieving AAB, and not far away Diyar will studying Biomedicine at the University of Westminster after getting an A and two Distinctions.
Pius achieved MMP in his B Tech meaning that he will be moving to the midlands to be study Civil Engineering at Birmingham City University whilst Bersan achieved a Distinction*, Distinction and an A and so will be doing Business Management at the University of Sussex.
Anthony Williams, Principal at Oasis Academy Enfield, said: “Today is all about celebrating our students who collectively have achieved some of the best A Level results in the Academy’s history.”
“Our young people have remained focused, despite many obstacles over the last couple of years due to the pandemic, and now they get to celebrate with their families how well they have done. We are immensely proud of them all."
Over at Oasis Academy Hadley there were some extremely high achievers. Ercan received AAB in his A Levels and will be studying Criminology at the University of Exeter, whilst Naz who achieved A*BBC will be studying Medicine at Kings College. Naima will be taking her dream subject at her dream university, International Relations at the London School of Economics after securing AAB.
Zoe Thompson, Principal of Oasis Academy Hadley, said: “Huge congratulations to our Year 13 students who have achieved fantastic results this year. It is wonderful to hear them excitedly telling their teachers and all those who have supported them about where they are going next and what they are going to study.”
“The revision lessons, the coursework, the exams – all the hard work has paid off for our young people and we are so happy for them. They are inspiring to all of our other students, showing them what they can achieve.”
Due to the disruption caused by Covid, this year saw the first A-level exams for Oasis Academy South Bank after its Sixth Form opened in 2018. This year half of students going to university have secured a place at a Russell Group institution, including UCL, Manchester, Sheffield, LSE, Queen Mary, Bristol, KCL and Nottingham.
Shan scored A*AA and will now study International Relations and Business at Queen Mary University of London, whilst Adillah will be going onto Manchester University to study Art History and English after results of A*AA.
Sobaan and Zaki have secured places on the prestigious Procter&Gamble Degree Apprenticeship, where over 3 years they’ll do rotations in marketing, sales, supply chain, and finance divisions and secure a Chartered Management Degree at the same time.
Principal of Oasis Academy South Bank, Anna Richardson, said: “At Oasis Academy South Bank no child is left behind, and everyone is supported to their next step so that they will ultimately they will be successful and happily employed in a career with prospects. The joy of A Level Results day is seeing our young people reach the next stage in life with the opportunity to go onto study at great universities.”
“This is the culmination of a lot of hard work by the students, and we are so proud of them. We are also grateful to our staff team who have supported these young people to achieve their best, not just in Year 12 and Year 13, but throughout secondary school too.”