A quarter of Oxford High girls Oxbridge bound after A-level success


The girls at Oxford High School are once more heading off to leading universities with an abundance of outstanding exam results giving them a flying start to the next stage of their lives. Results highlights from the school include:

  • 26% of grades at A*
  • 62% of grades at A*-A
  • 24% of those heading to university this year gained a place at Oxford or Cambridge. Of those heading to Oxbridge, four have offers to study Natural Sciences
  • 14% of those heading to university this year are studying languages

There was cause for a double celebration for Chloe Troughear, an HSBC Scholar (pictured above), who is celebrating her 18th birthday today and is heading to Birmingham to study Politics with an A* in Politics amongst her brilliant results. 

Dr Philip Hills, Headmaster of Oxford High said:

“I am delighted for and proud of every one of our Year 13. I have no doubt these young women are set to change the world with their ambitions which range from Natural Sciences at Cambridge to Archaeology at UCL.

“What I have found particularly interesting is the sheer volume of girls studying languages at a time when, sadly, so many schools particularly in the state sector are having to cut back on language teaching.

“Twenty-five percent of our Year 13 at OHS took a language A Level and 14% are now heading to university for Modern Languages degrees. A handful of girls are going on from their Latin and Greek A Levels to study Classics, so our school motto seems as apposite as ever – Ad Lucem!”