Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy students celebrate GCSE results

  20 August, 2020

OSSMA students, Chloe and Nadia

Students at Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy (OSSMA) have today received their GCSE results, enabling them to embark on the next chapter of their education.

Staff and students joined together to celebrate the many achievements at the end of what has been an unprecedented end to the academic year for all schools across the country, in light of Covid-19 and the cancellation of exams this summer.

Amongst some of the individual successes this year were:

  • Chloe Riley who achieved 10 Grade 9s GCSEs
  • Nadia Shumsi who secured 7 Grade 9s GCSEs
  • Harvey Edwards who secured 6 Grade 9s at GCSE
  • Oliver Cashmore who secured 5 Grade 9s and 3 Grade 8s at GCSE
OSSMA student, Oliver

Principal, Mark Stanyer, Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy, said:

“Our students have worked so hard over the past two years and thoroughly deserve their results. We’re very proud of their diligence and commitment, especially given the last few months.

“It has been an unusual and challenging end to the academic year, but the way in which our students have responded to the circumstances has been truly admirable and they are a credit to our school and themselves.

“We wish all our students the very best of luck as they embark on their next steps.”

Despite the difficulties caused by Covid-19, the academy was nominated for an Unsung Heroes Award, a prize run by Stoke-on-Trent MP Jack Brereton. The nomination recognises the hard work OSSMA has done to minimise the disruption caused by the virus.

The anonymous submission applauded how quickly teachers adapted to remote working in order to ensure there was a continuity of learning for students. It also highlighted the hard work put into providing for key worker and vulnerable children safely, face-to-face.

For more information on grading for today’s results click here.

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