Ormiston Forge Academy students celebrate top A-level results

Ormiston Forge Academy has confirmed its position as one of the top schools in the Cradley for sixth form study, with another excellent set of A-level results achieved.

L-R Hinna Awan, Sviatoslav Behei, Samuel Robson, Mark Chen, Lee Harding.png

Overall, 15% of A-level entries at the academy secured the top A* or A grade and over a third of A-level exams undertaken secured an A* to B. 85% of the A-level cohort have achieved 3 or more A-level passes at grades A*-E. This is an improvement on the 2017 student pass rate. 50% of A-level students achieved 3 or more A- level passes at grades A*-C.

The average point score (APS), a national marker, for A-level students has also increased by over 3 points from 26.07 in 2017 to 29.65 which means that the average grade achieved by A-level students has improved from C- in 2017 to a strong grade C. The overall progress score for A-level students at Forge stands at +0.15 which is an increase from +0.13 in 2017, indicating that, as a cohort, A-level students have performed above expectations.

These top results are mirrored in Applied General results with students who have undertaken Applied General courses achieving an average grade of Merit+. Many students at the academy have secured been accepted to study on prestigious courses at leading universities, with many at Russell Group universities.

Head of Academy, Dr Lisa Mason said:

"Congratulations to all students picking results up today. We are particularly delighted that we are able to offer outstanding A-level and Applied General studies here at Forge, as evidenced by results over the last five years.

"The competitive, yet friendly welcoming family that we have been building at Forge is paying dividends. Our year seven is full in September and our sixth form is becoming the place to study for key stage five students who want to get results and fulfil their potential.

"This team effort is the coming together of our Forge family as we support our young people. As well as parents and extended family, friends of Forge, governors, staff and the students themselves, I’d like to congratulate our maths, business, law, sport and health & social care departments whose students have received some exceptionally strong results today."

Andrew Burns, Executive Principal said:

"This year, 66 percent of sixth form students graduating from Forge have opted to progress to university; a 6% increase from last year and a significant increase since we became an academy six years ago.

"This is an encouraging increase and reflective of the increased exposure our students are receiving to higher education opportunities during their time in the sixth form through events such as our annual Higher Education Week and our involvement with The Access Project.

"I’m delighted that Forge students are leaving here as happy, well prepared young people. I wish them all the very best for the future and encourage them to always be the best that they can be."

Nick Hudson, CEO of Ormiston Academies Trust, said:

"I would like to congratulate students, staff and the whole school community at Ormiston Forge Academy on these excellent results, which are testament to their hard work and determination.

"As a Trust, it is our absolute priority to ensure that every student has the opportunity to fulfil their potential and the skills to succeed whether going on to study at a leading university or entering the world of work. We look forward to working with the academy to build on these achievements."

Picture caption (left to right): Ormiston Forge Academy A-level students: Hinna Awan, Sviatoslav Behei, Samuel Robson, Mark Chen, Lee Harding.