Students and staff at Ormiston Park Academy are celebrating after receiving excellent GCSE results, with especially strong achievements in maths.
Overall, almost half of the students (48%) achieved a Grade 4 or better in English and maths, with a 4 as the new grade set by the Government as a pass. This is up on the broad equivalent proportion last year, when the old Grade C was still in place.
In maths in particular, significant progress was achieved, with 61% of students achieving at least a Grade 4, which is a 13% increase from last year’s results. In English, 57% of students at the academy achieved a Grade 4 or above, with 37% achieving a Grade 5 or higher – defined by the Government as a “strong pass” or better.
The academy is celebrating 49% of all their students achieving at least one an A or A* grade, with three Grade 9s being achieved – the highest grade possible.
Additionally, more students than last year entered and achieved the EBacc, the set of academic subjects that universities and employers are most impressed by.
There were also some fantastic individual success stories from the day:
- Emily Walker is celebrating an excellent set of results, having achieved a Grade 9 in English Literature, which is the top grade awarded, as well as an 8 in English Language and a 7 in Maths. Amongst her grades, Emily also achieved an A* in Spanish, 3 As in Science, Additional Science and Further Additional Science and As in Geography, Statistics and PE.
- Sneha Chowdhury has also achieved significant success, with a Grade 9 in English Literature, and an 8 in both English Language and Maths. She also attained two A*s in History and Spanish, as well as an A in Science and Additional Science.
- Logan Cooper, who is the UK Microsoft Office Specialist Champion for 2016 and 2017, secured the Academy’s Grade 9 in Maths.
- Imogen Edwards achieved a Grade 7 in Maths and English Literature, an ECDL Distinction*, as well as an A in History and Statistics.
- Eniola Oloyede also celebrated success, achieving a Grade 7 in Maths and two As in French and Spanish.
Huw Derrick, Principal at Ormiston Park Academy said:
“This is the first year of the new GCSEs, and English and maths are tougher than previously, with new grades introduced as well – but our students and staff have responded brilliantly, as shown by today’s great results and the many individual success stories. They are a testament to their hard work, talent and dedication, and our students have fully deserved their brilliant grades.
“As a school we have always focused on the achievement of every student, including those taking the academic subjects, 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 Park 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.”
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