Ormiston Victory Academy celebrates “Class of 2020”

  20 August, 2020

Students at Ormiston Victory Academy in Costessey have today received their GCSE results, enabling them to embark on the next chapter of their education. Many have chosen to continue their A-level studies on site next year at the popular Lord Nelson Sixth Form.

Staff and students safely joined together at the academy to celebrate the many achievements at the end of what has been a challenging academic year for all schools across the country. Students at the academy excelled in a range of subjects, with notable success in German, French, art, performing arts, history and catering. Much individual success is being celebrated today, with the most notable achievements including:

  • Joe Henden who attained a stunning 10 GCSEs all at Grade 9 or the equivalent.
  • Ashley Pearce who achieved 10 GCSEs at a minimum of Grade 8. His progress score is also estimated to be over 3 grades higher on average, across all of his subjects, reflective the progress he has achieved throughout his five years at the school. Ashley’s cooking skills are outstanding and prior to lockdown, he loved his chef’s experience at The Ivy.
  • Fatmata Bah who secured 11 outstanding GCSE results, five of which were at a Grade 9. The academy has thanked Fatmata for her excellent service as a Head Ambassador at Victory.
  • Jasmine Vicary who worked hard to achieve a wonderful set of 10 GCSEs which include five at Grade 9.
  • Following a strong set of results across 9 subjects, and juggling being an academy player throughout his time with us, the fabulous Joe Duffy has accepted a 3 year scholarship at Norwich City Football Club – we offer huge congratulations and look out for him being the next City legend!

Naomi Palmer, Principal at Ormiston Victory Academy, said:

“We are so very grateful to our entire community for working hard to overcome the challenges of the past few months with overwhelming acts of kindness and some excellent examples of online learning – including, in particular, the Zoom performing arts lessons and the use of social media to ‘gallery’ students’ beautiful art work through lockdown. We also thank our DT department for the production of hundreds of protective visors for donation to local causes.

“Thanks to the relentless work of Mr Robinson, we continue to deliver food hampers to over 40 local families and we are grateful to everyone for their donations.  We are thrilled to celebrate another great set of results (at a distance) with our students today – the current challenges must not detract from the excellent work of these children throughout their 5 years at Victory.

“On behalf of the Victory staff and the Board of Governors, we are delighted for our hard-working and talented young people – they have been so resilient and so well supported by their families, their peers and their teachers.”

For information on this year’s grading process click here.


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