Students at LVS Oxford, a specialist, independent school in Begbroke, Oxfordshire for young people aged 11-19 with autism, are celebrating success in their GCSEs and Entry Level qualifications.
For students with a diagnosis on the autistic spectrum the 2020 – 2021 academic year was especially challenging, as isolation and distancing measures for COVID increased anxiety. The school and students have worked hard to ensure continuity of education that supports their academic progress and social and emotional wellbeing.
The school provides a calm culture and learning environment that allows students to prepare for and engage in lessons and qualifications and achieve their best.
LVS Oxford students achieved a GCSE overall pass rate of 92% with 72% of those grades 5-9 (A*-B). with an outstanding 100% pass rate for the English Language, Drama and History GCSE’s. In addition, 24 students studied for, and achieved, entry level qualifications in a range of mathematics, English and science.
Commenting on the results, Principal, Ian Peters, said; “These are excellent results. A credit to the staff and students who have worked hard to stay motivated, engaged and on-track despite the challenges of the past year. Anyone who knows a young person with autism will know how difficult it can be to manage their anxiety and remain in education so to go even further and successfully take part in gaining qualifications is a testament to their resilience and potential.”