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Exam Results

Exam Results 2022

We have described the achievements of our year 11 and year 14 pupils below. Some of this information is required by the Department for Education and Ofsted.  If you have any comments or queries about the information on this page or would like any clarification, please do not hesitate to contact us.

During the previous academic year (20/21) our Y11 pupils did not sit externally set exams due to Coronavirus. Instead we were asked to submit teacher assessment grades. These grades were based on our knowledge of the pupils, their performance in unit tests, mock exams and their course work. This year pupils did sit some formal exams, the Government has said that due to the uneven impact of the pandemic one should not make direct comparisons between performance data from previous years. This is not usually an issue for The Oaks as the needs of our pupils vary year on year.

At the start of the school year there were 49 pupils in y11, 55% of whom were considered disadvantaged, 18% of pupils were Looked After. All pupils gained at least one external accreditation or qualification. We are very proud to be a school for pupils with Special Educational Needs and have high expectations for all of our pupils. We aim to provide a breadth of opportunity and encourage high levels of participation. All pupils had their progress recognised and celebrated and were able achieve external accreditation.

You can click on the link below to see our progress 8 scores and how we compare to other secondary schools Nationally and Locally. Our average attainment 8 scores were 2.5 in English and 3.7 in Maths.

DFE performance tables


Pass Rates

67% of pupils with moderate learning difficulties achieved in GCSE subjects this year. Pupils also achieved level one and two passes in BTEC Home Cooking, ICT, Sport and Active Leisure and Cambridge Mathematics Awards. Entry levels were passed in Personal and Social Education, English, Maths, History, Science, Geography, Sport and Active Leisure, Creative media, Employment Skills, Computing, Childcare, Hair and Beauty, Vocational Studies, Enterprise Skills and Expressive arts by all pupils with moderate learning difficulties.

100% of students with more severe difficulties passed Entry Level qualifications. 100% of students with PMLD successfully completed the ASDAN Sensory Transition Challenge

100% of all year 11 sat Entry Level qualifications. Overall there were 232 passes, 147 at EL3, 63 at EL2 and 22 at EL1

GCSE Results

A total of 63 GCSE’s were achieved, 21 of these were the higher grades 4-9. GCSEs were taken in Maths, English Language and English Literature, History, Art, Photography and Science. Pupils also gained additional level 1 and 2 awards in Maths.  3 pupils gained 6 GCSEs, 1 achieved 5 and 2 achieved 4 passes. Three pupils with severe learning difficulties achieved a GCSE pass. Overall

2% of pupils achieved a good pass in Mathematics

6% of pupils achieved a good pass in English

2% of pupils achieved a good pass in both Mathematics and English

0% of Looked After Children achieved a good pass in Mathematics or English but 33% gained at least 1 GCSE. 53% of disadvantaged pupils gained GCSEs, 11% achieved a good pass in English, 5% in Mathematics and 5% in both

Achieving the English Baccalaureate means getting a GCSE grade 5 or above in English, Mathematics, 2 sciences, a language, and history or geography. 0% of pupils at The Oaks were entered for or achieved this.

Other Results

Our year 14 students achieved a range of ASDAN and NOCN awards, certificates and diplomas. They are now making the transition to life beyond school.  Please see the 6th form pages for details.


You can see where this year’s leavers are progressing to by going to the School, Transition, Information page of the website


Well done to all of our brilliant pupils and staff who worked so hard together to achieve such good results this year and dealt with the new exam conditions beautifully.  Our thanks also go to parents and carers for their support.


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