WOA celebrates another bumper year of results

  22 August, 2019

Students at Wodensborough Ormiston Academy (WOA) in Wednesbury are celebrating today after receiving another bumper year of GCSE and BTEC results.

Overall, almost half of students (47%) achieved a grade 4 or better in both English and Maths, some 22% of students also achieved grade 5 or better in English and Maths, which is defined as a ‘good’ pass by the Government.

Students saw particular success in English, with 43% achieving a Grade 5 or better.

WOA has also seen a strong increase in the number of students receiving the very top grades, with a total of 16.3% of all exams achieving grades 7–9, Distinction or Distinction*. There was also an increased number of students attaining a grade 9 – with eight exam entries achieving the top grade.

The academy is also celebrating some excellent individual achievements:

  • Karina Duggal achieved three grade 9s, three grade 7s, two grade 6s and a Distinction
  • Oliver Cooper achieved one grade 9, 2 grade 8s, 2 grade 7s, 1 grade 6, 1 grade 5, and a Merit
  • Oliver Cooper achieved one grade 9, 2 grade 8s, 2 grade 7s, 1 grade 6, 1 grade 5, and a Merit
  • George Cripps achieved one grade 9, one grade 8, one grade 7, two grade 6s, one grade 5, and a Merit.
  • Liam Berry achieved two grade 8s, two grade 7s, two grade 6s, one grade 5, a Merit.

The results conclude an excellent year for the academy, which has recently been inspected by Ofsted. Inspectors rated the school “Good” for both the personal development, behaviour and welfare of its pupils and the effectiveness of its leadership and management, two aspects which have driven the improvements at the school in Wednesbury. They also commented on the rapid progress the school has made since its last inspection in October 2016, noting that “the school is improving across all key areas”.

In recognition of its rapid journey of improvement and strong upward trajectory, WOA is now full and oversubscribed for the new Year 7 intake in September 2019, for the second consecutive year.

Leigh Moore, Principal at Wodensborough Ormiston Academy said:

“We have seen some absolutely sensational individual performances from our students this year. Words cannot express how proud I am of all of them and the fantastic staff at team WOA who have been integral to achieving today’s results. We wish all our students the very best of luck for their next steps.”

Nick Hudson, Chief Executive Officer, Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT), said:

“I would like to congratulate everyone at WOA on this year’s GCSE results.

“As a Trust, it is our absolute priority to ensure that every student fulfils their potential, no matter what their background. We are delighted to see the academy continuing on its strong upward trajectory, reflective of today’s achievements.”


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