12 August, 2021
Students at Brownhills Ormiston Academy, are celebrating today after receiving their GCSE results, allowing them to progress through to the next chapter of their education.
Staff and students joined together to celebrate the student’s achievements, at the end of what has been another unusual year due to COVID-19 and the cancellation of examinations.
Despite this, the academy, has seen continued success with some of the standout individual achievements including:
Brownhills also has a considerable number of students who have made exceptional progress during their time at the academy. These include Belle Gilbert, who has now joined the staff team at the academy to begin her teaching assistant apprenticeship, and Ellie Wilde, who will be studying Level 3 Sport at college whilst training with a local premier league football club to begin her next life chapter. Overall, progress at the academy is continuing to improve year on year in all subject areas.
The past 15 months has been very challenging and inspiring in equal measure. Students and staff at Brownhills have all played a very important part of that journey, and what has been achieved in that time is simply amazing. From delivering and successfully engaging our students in online learning, staff providing an efficient Covid testing regime, volunteers delivering countless hampers to our children, to participating in staff wellbeing choir and distributing the wonderful food donations from students and staff to the local food banks; 20-21 academic year really has been a Brownhills team effort.
Helen Keenan, Principal at Brownhills Ormiston Academy, said:
“I would like to congratulate all of our students on their well-earned achievements; their success comes from a lot of dedication and commitment from students, staff and parents. This year group have battled through enormous challenges and have made us all very proud of their achievement. More importantly, they have left us with fond memories of their time here; they are a fantastic group of young people.
“I would like to thank the entire school community for their continued support, and we look forward to seeing our students progress on to the next stage of their education.”
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.