Ormiston Bushfield Academy students celebrate their GCSE results

  12 August, 2021

Students collecting their results

Students at Ormiston Bushfield Academy in Peterborough are celebrating today following receiving their GCSE results, enabling them to embark on the next chapter of their education.

Staff and students joined together to celebrate the tremendous achievements, at the end of what has been another unusual year in light of Covid-19 and the cancellation of examinations. The academy has seen continued success with some of the standout individual achievements including:

  • Tony Thanickal who successfully achieved eight grade 9s and one distinction
  • James Stowe impressively achieved seven grade 9s, one distinction * and one grade 8
  • Joshua Hales seven grade 9s and two Distinctions
  • Daisy Desborough five grade 9s and three 8s
  • Charlie Ardern six grade 9s, one distinction, one grade 8, and one grade 7
  • Benjamin Hurst four grade 9s, three grade 8s and one grade 7
  • Briony Arnott three grade 9s, three grade 8s and two grade 7
Ormiston Bushfield Academy GCSE students

Everyone at Ormiston Bushfield Academy is thrilled with the progress of so many individuals, although the top performing students often steal the headlines, the academy celebrates with all students who have overcome so much this year. As a result of today’s success there is an increasing number of students moving into OBA’s Sixth Form.

Principal Dennis Kirwan, said: “We are very proud of all our Year 11 students, today marks the end of a long but rewarding journey. It has been another year of twists and turns with the global pandemic but our students have demonstrated a remarkable resilience and courage throughout. Many of our students are continuing to study with us in our sixth form, I am delighted to be welcoming them back in September. I would like to thank all our students, their families, our staff and the wider school community for their ongoing support and we look forward to seeing our students progress on to the next stage of their education and fulfil their goals.”

This year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the government decided that young people’s grades would be determined by teachers, based on work students produced throughout their course. These grades were then moderated and assessed by external exam boards which awarded the final grades.

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