A Level Results August 2019

Oriel High School are celebrating the GCE ‘A’ Level and BTEC achievements of its’ Year 13 students. Headteacher, Philip Stack, stated: ‘We are delighted to see the hard work and commitment of our students, their families, and the staff here reflected in their results. These results reflect the sense of team work between the students and staff and between the students themselves as well as the support of our families for which I am grateful. I am very proud of our students and wish them every happiness and success for the future.’

As we see the final round of results from reformed qualifications we are thrilled to report significant increases in the number of students achieving the very highest grades from A*- B and their equivalents. We have seen strong performance and fulfilled potential in both A Level and BTEC qualifications, reflecting the diverse nature of our student body.

The range of destinations and pathways open to students is ever increasing. Whilst the largest cohort ever from Oriel High School are now headed to university, many having received unconditional offers during their application process, others are embarking on their first full time employment or beginning one of the increasing numbers of Degree and Higher Level Apprenticeships available locally and nationally. A number are seizing the opportunity to complete a Gap Year and voluntary work. We are incredibly proud of our students wherever their next steps may take them.

Joseph Baker:                 Maths A, Physics B, Biology B

Abbie Chart:                    English Literature A*, History A, Sociology A, Extended Project A *

Anna Child:                     Sociology A, English Language A, Religious Studies B

Jordan Cole:                   Maths A, Chemistry B, Physics B

Sacha Copsey:               IT Distinction*, Psychology B, English Language B

Luke Davis:                     History A, Sociology B, English Language B

George Ellis:                   Sociology A*, History B, English Language B

Chloe Froud:                   Health & Social Care Distinction * Distinction, Sport & Exercise Science Merit

Peter Gregory:                History A*, Business A*, Drama and Theatre B

Thomas Haggis:             Maths A*, Further Maths A*, Physics A, Chemistry B

Connor Holmes:             Maths A, Biology B, Chemistry B

Shanelle Keogh             Maths A, Biology A, Chemistry A

Reese Loy:                      Maths A, Further Maths A; Physics B

Harry Mayes:                 History A*, Geography A, Biology C, Core Maths C

Finlay Roberts:               Maths A, Further Maths A, Economics B

Isaac Sharma:                Business Distinction, Applied Science Distinction, Economics A

Ioana Staicu:                  French A*, Sociology A, Psychology B, English Literature B

Harish Vadgama:           Maths B, Physics B, Chemistry B

Thomas Williams:          Physics A*, Maths A*, Further Maths A*, Chemistry A

Crawley Community Awards



Oriel High School wins local community award for being the number 1 volunteer group at the Crawley Community Awards held at The Hawth Theatre recently.  The Young Leaders group are a very committed group of people who have excelled this year in supporting other young people and the elderly in our community.  Oriel Youth Wing continues to offer a range of opportunities for its members to show their community commitment while developing their skills.  Oriel staff member Katie Jordan said “ winning the award was a real honour.  We will continue with our efforts in the coming year and give the students more opportunities to get involved in their local community”.

Art at Three Bridges Station

We’re very proud of our students who produced art work working to the theme of ‘Journeys’ which will now be displayed at Three Bridges Train Station over the summer.

Greenaway Estate Agents Christmas Dinners and Wishing Tree appeal

It was great to give a donation of support to @DarrenGreenaway for Greenaway Estate Agents Christmas Dinners and Wishing Tree appeal. They are hoping this year, with everyone’s help, to be feeding 500 families and helping a 1000 wishes come true. It is Greenaway’s ambition for Christmas 2019 to deliver 500 Christmas meals and make 1000 children’s wishes come true.  At Oriel High School we are delighted to help this ambition by providing the school main hall and car park as a base for the Christmas Hamper distribution.  Greenaway were looking out for a suitable location for 2019 and got in touch with the school.  Ryan Sallows, the school’s Business Manager said “ We were delighted to be approached to help, and to be able to say yes.  Greenaway needed a large space to store all the hampers and ample car parking space as well.  The school is an ideal location for them.

Year 7 Street20 cricket team Champions

Well done to our Year 7 Street20 cricket team for winning today’s North Sussex District tournament at Thomas Bennett and qualifying for the Sussex School Games later this term. #Cricket #Street20 #Winners #Champions #OrielPE

Prestigious competition finals spot for Oriel High School

A group of students from Oriel High School, Crawley, have been selected to compete at the UK finals of a science and engineering competition after their exciting project caught the eye of judges. The three strong team of year seven pupils from the school will now take their place in next year’s final of The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition.

The team, made up of Sean Murray, Toby Lawrence and Owen Webster, have been announced as one of the winners of the regional heats at The Big Bang South East, with the project from the group entitled ‘Proximity using pulse’. As part of the project, they investigated to see if you can use your pulse to tell how far away an object/person is. They did this by blindfolding people and making slight sounds and seeing if they picked it up by measuring their pulse. Their testing found positive results but the conditions need to be suited.

Mark Titterington, Chief Executive, EngineeringUK said: “The team from Oriel High School really impressed the judges with their project and we’re excited to see how they do at the UK finals. It is a huge achievement to progress to this stage of The Competition, Sean, Toby and Owen should be incredibly proud to take up their place and compete at The Big Bang Fair in March.

Oriel High School brings the magical world of Oz to life

Reviewed by the Crawley News on the 5th December, this was their view of our show.

In a wonderful performance of the classic tale the Crawley school has captured the exciting tale in a joyous, fun and captivating production. In a world jam packed with big budget, high octane and power ballad musicals it is refreshing to see a classic tale retold for everyone to enjoy.  Oriel High School Arts Faculty has done just that with their pre-Christmas production of The Wizard of Oz.

And boy have they packed in a lot.

From the entire town filled with Munchkins to flying monkeys, jitterbug dancers and winkie guards, at times you wondered if anyone else could fit on the stage, but the refreshing choreography pulled you into the performances and you couldn’t help but smile all the way through.  There are always certain scenes and characters in any musical that you look out for or wonder how they will interpret and in this journalists case it was always going to be how the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion would be portrayed.

They did not disappoint.

Karleigh O’Shea’s Scarecrow was spot on, right down to the emotional strings that tugged at you and gave the character such empathy. Tin Man played by Ryan O-Shea visually realised the hard exterior that begged for a heart and Zoe Difrancescomarino as Lion was the complete epitome of the loveable character and totally relatable.  But no production can hold together no matter how good any of the main characters are without a superb supporting cast.  Musical Director Catherine Gardner and Director Steve Thurley really did an incredible job pulling in dozens of pupils to bring life to Oz with many taking on multiple roles to allow the story to flow effortlessly.

If Nicole Clements who played Dorothy does not pursue something in media then we would be shocked as her performance was beyond stellar and led the audience on her quest to get home. As for the Wicked Witch?  Well you wouldn’t want to meet her on a dark night!  Halle James brought the evil character to life far too well, little ones beware!

If you get a chance to catch this show, and we highly recommend it, then do keep a look out for Jacob Niner who plays Professor Marvel – his inner monologue and the way he allowed his character to bumble about was both funny yet endearing and a little gem within the production.

With a superb backstage crew bringing the differing worlds together with light and sound it was a pleasure to watch and thoroughly enjoyable.  So will Dorothy manage to find her way back to Kansas? Hopefully you will watch the show and find out for yourself.

As you can see ‘the Arts’ are alive and well at Oriel High School.