Oak Wood School

Student Profiles

Outstanding student Shillan Patel achieved remarkable grades in Maths, Further Maths and Physics (A*, A*, B). He is ecstatic to have secured a place at the University of Warwick to study MORSE (Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics) which will open many prosperous career paths for him.

Shillan attributes his success to his independent learning and to his teachers, particularly in Maths, who were willing to invest their time to provide extra help. He described the wide range of opportunities that are available within the sixth form to gain valuable insight and advice surrounding both university and career prospects; and the extra-curricular opportunities and leadership roles, such as being part of the student council and mentoring Year 7 students, that help to develop skills and qualities such as initiative, interpersonal skills and teamwork, all of which are very important in life.

The former Oak Farm Junior School pupil advises future students to start planning where you want to go next early on and to work hard from the start to get the results you want.

“I would recommend Oak Wood Sixth form because of the support network and sense of community. The small class sizes help you feel at home and part of the year group. It is a fantastic place to learn.”

Cameron achieved 3 A’s in Business, Maths and Economics and is now planning to further his education at the University of Warwick to study Business Management.

Cameron spoke highly of Oak Wood Sixth Form, praising its small class sizes which allow for a personalised approach to learning. He would therefore recommend the sixth form to anyone because the assistance you receive is genuinely tailored to you.

Not only is there academic support at Oak Wood, Cameron mentioned the varied extra-curricular opportunities on offer. He took part in the Brilliant Club where students visited Southampton and Warwick University and gained a certificate following the completion of a course in Biology. Other opportunities included work experience, careers talks and university fairs and events.

The former Hayes Park Primary School pupil commented: “My advice to younger students would be to work hard and to not give up. Keep trying and you’ll get to where you want to be!”