Ormiston Six Villages Academy celebrates the achievements of its GCSE students, who have successfully navigated through a challenging and unpredictable 18 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic and attained a wide array of excellent results.
Students at the academy, sponsored by Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT), have shown an intense commitment to their studies throughout, continuing to make exceptional progress and achieving high levels of success across all academic and vocational subjects.
The academy’s talented Year 11s have applied for a range of courses through which they will continue their education. These include the more traditional A levels, through to apprenticeships and vocational courses in architectural design, engineering, veterinary care, musical theatre, and photography. The academy would also like to extend a special mention to Finlay Glasspool, who will be undertaking a 2-year boarding course at Sparsholt College in Game and Wildlife Management.
Individual successes include:
This year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Government decided that students’ grades would be determined by teachers, based on work students produced throughout their course. These grades were then moderated and assessed by external exam boards which awarded the final grades.
“I wish to pay tribute to the extraordinary resilience, dedication and effort of our students. I could not be more impressed with the results of the Class of 2021 and the aspirations they have developed during their time at Six Villages. They richly deserve their successes today. “I am also indebted to my staff for their extraordinary commitment and tireless hard work for the good of the students.
“Everyone at the academy wishes our outgoing Year 11 cohort all the best and we are excited to see what the future holds for the alumni of Ormiston Six Villages Academy.”Paul Slaughter, Principal
Six Villages students and staff celebrated as the Class of 2020 collected their long-awaited examination results. These results were a reflection of the hard work and dedication of students to their studies over the past several years and the school is very proud of their achievements.
The majority of courses involved the new 9-1 GCSEs with their increased content. The top ten achieving students were Caleb Cossar, Nicole Torralba, Max Wiltshire, Eloise Austin, Olivia Sherlock, Eloise Horton, Blake Shearer, Eleanor Apps, Emily Sherrington and Kat Somner.
Amongst the highest achievers in the cohort were:
There are examples of outstanding performances in a number of subjects including English Language, English Literature, Maths, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, Music and PE where students achieved grade 9s.
The talented Year 11s have applied for a range of courses, from more traditional A levels to apprenticeships or vocational courses in architectural design, engineering, veterinary care, theatrical lighting and photography. Notably, Jamie Baker aims to embark on a Creative Blacksmithery course, Owen Spicer is looking forward to an apprenticeship at Worthing FC and Max Wiltshire has earned a coveted rugby scholarship at Seaford College. The school wishes the outgoing Year 11 cohort all the best and will be inviting them back to talk to younger students about life at college and beyond.
"I am immensely proud of our Year 11 students and wish them continued success as they progress to the next stage of their education. Achieving well at GCSE, especially in the core subjects of maths and English, is so important to students’ future progress. Our teachers set high expectations of all our students and they are consistently supported to achieve the best possible grades. There are so many excellent individual performances to celebrate. Most noticeable is that students of all abilities made highly impressive progress from their respective starting points.
"At Six Villages, we offer many opportunities and these students have made the most of the opportunities offered to them. I would like to extend my thanks to our parent body for their unfailing support, which in partnership with the tireless work of our dedicated staff and the commitment of our students has resulted in today's phenomenal outcomes.
"This cohort was a joy to work with, enthusiastic and eager to learn. They not only showed sustained commitment to their studies, they were supportive of their peers and positive role models for our younger students. Year 11 were the epitome of our core values of ambition, respect, perseverance, taking responsibility and demonstrating kindness which fall under the umbrella of our 'Excellence for All' ethos and we wish them every success in the future."Mr P Slaughter, Principal
Students at Ormiston Six Villages Academy in Westergate are celebrating after collecting their GCSE results today, with many exceeding expectations.
Performances were particularly high in English, with 67% of students achieving between a Grade 4 and a Grade 8, and 52% scoring between a Grade 5 and Grade 8 – defined by the Government as a “good pass.”
The academy is also celebrating results which demonstrate the broad, balanced and fulfilling curriculum on offer, with 21% of students achieving the top grades of 7 or above in a range of subjects, including English Language, English Literature, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Food Technology, History, Music, Spanish and PE.
Results were also strong in key STEM subjects, with 71% of students achieving a good pass or higher in Biology and Physics, and 65% achieving the same in Chemistry. Vocational results were equally strong, with 100% pass rates in Food and Cookery, Health and Fitness, Financial Education and Interactive Media, providing a further increase in students receiving the highest grades.
Amongst today’s achievements are several individual success stories including this year’s Head Boy Ben Beckinsale and Head Girl Holly Thompson:
· Ben achieved Grade 9s and marks in the top two per cent in the country in both Chemistry and Physics, along with four Grade 8s, one Grade 7 and one Grade 6.
· Holly achieved a Grade 9 in Maths, as well as five Grade 8s, two Grade 7s and one Grade 6, with both sets of results being testament to the personal ambitions of the students at Six Villages.
Ormiston Six Villages invites prospective parents and students to attend its Open Evening on Tuesday 24th September.
“Today’s results highlight the commitment every student has shown to their studies over the last five years at Six Villages. I am immensely proud of our students’ achievements and wish them the very best of luck in the next stage of their education. We look forward to hearing about their future successe"
“Results like these can only be achieved with a huge team effort and are testament to the undoubted strengthening academic core at Six Villages. I would like to thank our dedicated and inspirational teachers who work tirelessly to ensure our students achieve the best possible outcomes and reach their individual potential.”Mr P Slaughter, Principal