Ormiston Bushfield celebrate record breaking results

Students and staff at Ormiston Bushfield Academy are celebrating today after receiving outstanding GCSE results. Despite the challenges posed by the introduction of the new more rigorous course specifications, tougher exams and 1-9 grading system, students at the Academy improved upon the results attained in 2016, with strong progress shown across key subjects.

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Overall, an impressive 57% of students achieved a Grade 4 or higher in English and maths, with a 4 the new grade set by the Government as a benchmark pass. This is a 13% rise on the equivalent proportion last year, when the old Grade C was still in place.

Alongside the significant progress achieved across the board, the results in English were particularly impressive, with 68% of students achieving at least a Grade 4 or above, a six percentage point increase on last year. Additionally, 50% of students achieved a Grade 5 or higher in English, defined by the Government as a strong pass or better. There was also strong improvement in maths, with 63% of students achieving at least a Grade 4 or above, which is an excellent 11% increase on the results attained last year.

The academy is incredibly proud of all of its students, and amongst the many successes were some exceptional individual success stories, including:

  • Sean Kimuel Dino achieved 6 A*s, 4 As and 2 Bs
  • Daisy Hayward has celebrated achieving 4 A*s, 6 As and 1 B
  • Daniel Milson achieved a considerable set of exam results, achieving an A* or A (or equivalent) grade in all his subjects

All of these students will now progress on to the Academy’s ‘High Flyers’ programme, in order to prepare them to apply to the most challenging and demanding University courses in the country.

Principal at Ormiston Bushfield Academy, Dennis Kirwan 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 results. They are a testament to their hard work, talent and dedication, and our students have fully deserved their outstanding grades."

 

The Academy were also lucky enough to have a visit from Radio 1 presenter Greg James as part of this months ‘Rent a Greg’ feature.