The Marches School Sixth Form Celebrates with their Fantastic Students

It is a big well done to our Sixth Form students and staff who have ridden the last two incredibly tough years together.

It is joyous today celebrating the realisation of the talent we always knew they had, seeing the students able to move onto the exciting and varied courses they have chosen and the smiles on faces today. We have watched this year group grow in confidence and resilience, through their programme of study and careful support. The journey for them has not been the usual one, but together through nurture and our strong family links we can now celebrate the student’s successes together.

Sarah Peacock, Key Stage 5 Raising Standards Leader commented, “Congratulations and well done to every student. Today the hard work and determination is rewarded and I am excited for their futures. They are great role models for the excellent young people of Oswestry. We look forward to seeing many of them back to share their experiences in the future to illustrate just what is possible.“

Headteacher of The Marches School and Sixth Form, Alison Pearson added, “Congratulations to everyone we could not be more pleased with the outcomes of this year’s results and what it means to the student’s futures. They are now on the way as we stand proudly on. Once again, our tailored approach from staff and the support from parents has benefitted the success of the students immensely.”

Standout performances came from:

Robbie Ackerman

Connie Holmes

Efan Smith

Eva Nickolova

Bethan Jones

Imogen Steele

Pablo Harrison-Alsar

Charlie Edwards

Lughaidh Power

Emma Adams

Ben Mullock

Fin Taylor

All of whom achieved straight A/A* grades

Applications for The Marches Sixth Form are still open with details here.

Success for Students of The Grove Sixth Form

Huge congratulations to our sixth form students who have received fantastic success. This cohort of students did not sit their GCSE examinations and so this summer’s exams were the first external exams they took resulting in tremendous achievements.

Students at The Grove Sixth Form have worked incredibly hard and shown great strength of character, resilience, adaptability and determination – all of which highlight and reflect the values of our school community.

We are pleased to have such dedicated and talented young adults representing our Sixth Form and we watch with interest as they embark on their next steps. Many have opted to study further securing places at their first choice of university two of which include Russell Group universities. Others have secured officer training within the Forces, apprenticeships, and employment.

Andy Rayner, Head of Sixth Form commented, “We are so proud of our students and their results yet again this year. Despite all the disruption that they have faced over the past couple of years, our students have continued to surpass their own expectations and demonstrated a true strength with these being their first formal exam results after teacher-assessed grades at GCSE. Our students have worked extremely hard and been supported fantastically by their teachers as they now prepare to start their next exciting chapter.’’

Headteacher of The Grove School and Sixth Form, Sonia Taylor added, “This group of students have been exceptional, and the challenges of the pandemic have not held them back. They have approached their studies with maturity and tenacity showing great courage in times of stress and uncertainty. While many of them will be focusing on their grades today, I want to remind them they are more than their grades. They are a true inspiration to all, especially our younger students.’

All the staff at The Grove are immensely proud of everyone’s achievements and wish them well for their future.

Notable achievements are:

Jessie Swinnerton achieving 2A* and 1A who is reading Marketing and Business Management at the Keele University

Amelia Fleet achieved 2A’s and a Distinction* and will study Criminology at Liverpool John Moore University

Madelaine Lowe achieved 4A’s and is considering her next steps.

Hattie Beath achieved 1A* and 2B’s and is reading Geography with Environmental Mathematics at the University of Leeds.

Jake Nicholls achieve 1A* and 2 B’s and is reading Business and Management and the Durham University.

Sir John Talbot’s Sixth Form celebrate success

Sir John Talbot’s Sixth Form is celebrating the success and achievements of all its students. The results represent the hard work, determination and resilience of students and staff throughout some difficult circumstances due to the pandemic.

Jo Haycock, Head of Sixth Form commented, “Students and staff have worked incredibly hard to achieve success.  Our students have shown a consistent level of commitment and determination to achieve these results.  In tandem with teamwork and the pastoral support provided, students have achieved fantastic grades opening university and apprenticeship opportunities.  I look forward to hearing how they succeed as they move onto the next chapter of their lives.  Well done to all our students!”

A*-E – 100%

A*-C – 73.2%

A*-A – 31.4%

Headteacher at Sir John Talbot’s Sixth Form, Tim Stonall added, “Our students, staff and families have worked in harmony to ensure the very best outcomes.  Due to formal exams returning this year, students have once again adapted showing great resilience to overcome the disruption of the last two years.  We want to wish all our students every success for the future and hope that they stay in touch with us as they remain part of our school community”.

Students will go on to study at Liverpool John Moore, Oxford University, Glasgow University, University of Birmingham and Cardiff University.

If you are interested in our Sixth Form, applications are still open for September 2022, details can be found on the website

Notable achievements:

Zara Leary

English Literature – A*
History – A*
Religious Studies – A*
Extended Project – A*

Holly Gilbert

History – A*
English Literature – A*
Maths – A
Extended Project A*

Evie Rymer

Psychology A
Maths B
Biology B
Core Maths A

Chloe Lloyd

Maths A
Biology B
Chemistry B
Further Maths A