GCSE RESULTS: Half the pupils at Ormiston Bushfield Academy achieve five GCSEs at grades A*-C

Just shy of half the pupils at Ormiston Bushfield Academy achieved five GCSEs at grades A*-C.

Thursday, 25th August 2016, 10:00 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 11:31 am
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In addition, 45 per cent of students achieved A*-C grades in English and maths, while the academy also reported its highest ever results - 18 per cent A*-C - for the English Baccalaureate, a performance measure awarded when students secure a Grade C or above in fiver core subjects.

This is up seven per cent on last year.

Students who excelled in their exams include Sarah Penfold who achieved a string of top grades, with five A*s and eight As.

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Lydia Brant secured one A*, eight As and 3 Bs, and Ben Laughton picked up two A*s, four As and five Bs.

Dennis Kirwan, principal at Ormiston Bushfield Academy, said: “We’re delighted to see our highest ever results in the EBacc and the great progress made in English.

“We are very pleased with these results. They represent consistency across the board and are a strong platform for continued improvement at the academy.

“I’d like to take the opportunity to say how proud we are of all our students for the effort they’ve put in, and the teachers who have worked so hard to support them. Well done.”

The academy saw particular success with strong A*- C pass rates in its academic subjects. English saw a five per cent gain on last year at 63 per cent, while French and chemistry reported highly at 95 per cent and 93 per cent.

Forty-nine per cent of students achieved five GCSEs at grades A*-C, while 80 per cent of students made three levels of progress in English since Key Stage 2.

From this year all students, schools and academies are measured on how much progress their students make from their achievement at Key Stage 2 in Year 6 to when they complete their exams at the end of Year 11.

This is known as Progress 8 and is based on students’ progress measured across eight subjects. It is a comparison of their progress against the progress of all other students nationally.

As the results of all students need to be analysed to calculate this measure the headline figure will not be available from the Department for Education until late September.