Oswestry School pupils are celebrating their GCSE results, with 88 per cent of grades in the 9-4 bracket, higher overall attainment when compared with pre-pandemic levels of 2019.

Following years of Covid-19 related disruption, the national trend this year has seen GCSE results back in line with the attainment levels of 2019. We are thrilled to have bucked this trend.

Fifty-one fifth formers (Year 11) sat GCSE exams along with 14 fourth formers (Year 10) and collecting his results alongside them was Learning Support Assistant (LSA) Rob Howell, who achieved a Grade 5 in GCSE Physics to go along with his Grade 4 in Chemistry last year.

Rob who is a member of the Learning Support Department at Oswestry School also plans to take GCSE Biology in 2024 as part of his personal ongoing commitment to pupils to do everything he can to encourage and support them and understand what they are going through by studying for and sitting exams with them.

Oswestry School GCSE highlights include:

·  28% of grades were in the top 9-7 bracket (nearly a third of all grades), 3% more than in 2019 and 6% higher than in 2018.

·  87% of grades were in the 9-4 bracket representing a 2% increase from 2019 and an 8% increase from 2018;

·  14 pupils in Year 10 sat early entry GCSEs in subjects ranging from Art to Computing, Chinese and Spanish with just under 50% of GCSEs awarded the top grade 9.

Headmaster, Peter Middleton, said: “Oswestry School pupils have worked tremendously hard during the course of the past two years and have been rewarded with a terrific set of GCSE results.  As a non-selective school, we celebrate all individuals and the personal bests that they have achieved, and we are very proud of each and every one of them.

“The launch of our home-grown Teaching and Learning Model two years ago has seen instant results with improvements on pre-pandemic attainment levels; our pupils have been well supported by their teachers and the wider staff team, and they can progress to the next stage in their educational journey with confidence.”

Picture credit: Oswestry School.