Outstanding GCSE results were being celebrated by students and staff at Ormiston Six Villages Academy with more than half achieving the Government’s new headline measure in both English and Maths, despite this being the first year of the new tougher exams.
Overall, 57% of students achieved a Grade 4 or better in English and Maths, with a 4 the new grade set by the Government as a pass, with success in English, in which 70% of students achieved a Grade 4 or better.
37% of students achieved at least a Grade 5 in English and Maths – defined by the Government as a “strong pass” or better, with more than half of students (51%) achieving this in English, which is a significant achievement and testament to the hard work of staff and students.
There was success with the coveted Grade 9s, equivalent to a top A** under the old grading system. Poppy Thompson achieved Grade 9s in English Literature and Maths, Annarisa Punarjit achieved a Grade 9 in English Literature and Jack Saunders achieved a Grade 9 in Maths.
There were stunning individual success stories:
Nina Zander, who achieved 3 8s, and 7 A*s
Poppy Thomson, who achieved 2 9s, 1 8, 5 A*s and an A
Ellen Carter, who is celebrating achieving 1 8, 2 7s, 2 A*s, 4 As and 2 Bs
Jack Saunders, who attained a Grade 9, 2 As, 4 Bs, 2 6 and 1 C
James Dack achieved 3 As, 1 7, 3 Bs, 2 6 and 1 C
Twins, Katie and Lauren Brennan, have collectively achieved some top grades including two Grade 6s, 1 A, 7 Bs.
Chloe and Natalie Boardman, who are also twins, collectively achieved a Grade 7, 4 As, and 7 Bs.
Umbar Sharif, Principal said:
“We are delighted with our students’ achievements and congratulate them all, as with the support of our dedicated staff, they have worked tirelessly to achieve these truly excellent results. Our students have very bright futures ahead of them and we are proud to have helped them on their way. As an academy, we have always focused on the achievement of every student and these results bear out our commitment.”
Nick Hudson, Interim CEO of Ormiston Academies Trust, said:
"It is our absolute priority to ensure that every student fulfils their potential, no matter what their background, and we are delighted to see these results from Ormiston Six Villages Academy. Students, staff and parents deserve great credit for these results which reflect their commitment and determination to succeed and we look forward to building on these achievements year after year.”
Congratulation messages from some of the staff celebrating with the students and their families can be watched here:
Posted 24 August 2017