10 August, 2021
Students and staff at Ormiston Forge Academy are celebrating today after receiving their post-16 results, enabling them to secure places at their chosen universities, on coveted apprenticeships and selected jobs.
Despite it being another unusual academic year due to the pandemic, students at Forge’s sixth form have achieved some excellent results which reflect the hard work and commitment shown throughout their studies.
The proportion of our students progressing to higher education continues to increase and this year 76% of sixth form leavers have decided to accept a place at university. Pleasingly, the vast majority of students have secured places at their first-choice universities and two students will be embarking on careers in medicine after being awarded places at UK medical schools.
Some individual successes include:
Principal, Dr Lisa Mason said: “This year, the achievements of our post-16 students are huge and they deserve our respect and support as they move to the next stage in their lives. Whilst we all try to move out of the pandemic we should spare a thought for these young people who have spent the last two years coping with Covid and studying incredibly hard.
“We are delighted to see our students receiving their results today, all of which are hugely deserved after working so hard over the last two years.
“As always, our students have shown brilliant spirit, resilience and motivation throughout. 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 go on to achieve brilliant things.”
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.