Oldham Sixth Form College


Another Fantastic Year of Results!

Another Fantastic Year of Results!

We are delighted to report another set of outstanding student achievements in Advanced Level qualifications this summer.

These fantastic results include those of Cian Lomax, formerly of Newman RC College, who has secured an amazing 4 A* grades in Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths, and is progressing to Oxford University to read Chemistry. Equally impressive is the triple Distinction Star achieved by Tom Astbury, previously of St Damian’s School, who overcame leukaemia, engaged in extensive health-related volunteering, and is now heading off to Bournemouth University to commence a Paramedic Science degree course.

This year, following a second year of cancelled exams, qualifications were awarded through a process of teacher assessed grades, carefully moderated internally, and then approved and awarded by the exam boards. The government is not publishing performance data for any schools or colleges this year due to the varying impact of the pandemic. Whilst students across the country have all been affected by the pandemic, locally there have been higher rates of Covid throughout most of the last year in comparison to other areas. 

Both our A Level and our Applied General results are very strong, as usual, with almost 90% of students achieving at least one A*-B grade or equivalent, and 65% of all grades being high grades.  An impressive number of our students have secured places at Russell Group universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, and onto some of the most competitive degree courses, such as Medicine, Dentistry and Law. Despite competition for these universities and courses being higher than ever in 2021, our students have continued to excel, such as Ayeza Akhtar, formerly of The Radclyffe School, who achieved a score in her Medical School admissions test that placed her in the top 5% of UK students and she will be studying Medicine at Oxford University from October.  She said,

I am so grateful for the Oxbridge and Aspiring Medics programmes at OSFC and all the other support I have received.

We are delighted that so many of our students are progressing on to such exciting next steps; a wide range of universities and degree courses, apprenticeships in wide ranging fields, from Nursing to Accounting, as well as full time employment.

The college is proud to offer the widest choice of A Levels in the area and a 4 AS Level programme for A Level students in Year 12, giving students a greater number of qualifications than offered by most sixth form providers, and flexibility about subject choices on progression through to Year 13. Because of this, our students are now well-placed to move on to a broad range of exciting destinations. We are also very proud of our initial cohort of T Level students who have successfully completed their important first set of assessments. Suzannah Reeves, Associate Principal, said

“We are delighted with and very proud of the achievements of our students especially after the challenges that they have faced, because of Covid19, throughout the last two academic years.  Our fantastic staff have worked tirelessly so that all students have been taught and supported incredibly effectively ensuring that a record number of students have progressed onto university, an apprenticeship or to employment.”

Treat everything you learn as knowledge rather than A Level content – Farzana Rahman, 3 A* grades in Government and Politics, History and Law.

"I’m so grateful for Oxbridge, the Aspiring Medics Program and all of the support that I received at OSFC. I’m thrilled to be going to Oxford University to study Medicine."

"It’s amazing to have done so well despite the past 2 years, I’m looking forward to studying Physics at Durham University."


"I’m going to The University of Liverpool to study History and Politics. I enjoyed all my time at college. It’s a big step up from high school. The entire college has a positive environment about it."

"It’s a relief after the year we have had to have some good news. I can’t wait to study Medicine at Sheffield University."



See what the local press have had to say about our fantastic student results: