Improvement by Ormiston Horizon Academy in GCSE Results
Students and staff at Ormiston Horizon Academy in Chell are celebrating today after achieving an improvement in their GCSE results.
Despite this year being the first of the new tougher exams and the use of the 1-9 grading system across all subjects, students at the academy received excellent results, with notable progress across key subjects.
There was a 10 percentage point rise in the proportion of students achieving a Grade 4 or better in English and in maths, to 52%. The results in English particularly stood out, with 61% of students achieving a Grade 4 or above, also up on last year. Additionally, 46% of students achieved a Grade 5 or higher in the subject, defined by the Government as a “good pass.” There were also 17 standout Grade 9s, the top grade possible.
The academy is proud of the hard work of all its students. Amongst many accomplishments, some of the individual success stories from the day that must be mentioned include:
Theepiga Nagulendran, who was awarded Grade 9s in Maths, Chemistry, Biology and Spanish, an A* in Tamil, Distinction Star in Business and Distinction in PE.
Megan Godridge, who achieved 6 Grade 8s and Grade 9s in Maths and PE.
Liana Snape, who received 5 Grade 8s and Grade 9s in English Language, Maths and History, and a Distinction Star in PE. Liana is delighted to have now received a scholarship from the OAT Scholar Scheme, with the support of the Ormiston Trust, to study A-levels at the prestigious Oundle School. The full academic and boarding bursary will enable her to attend the Sixth Form and experience all that the leading, independent boarding school in Northamptonshire has to offer.
Principal at Ormiston Horizon Academy, Rod Hughes, commented:
“Since joining Ormiston Academies Trust, Ormiston Horizon Academy has made notable improvements. The Class of 2018 have risen to some tough challenges with the overhaul of the GCSE examinations and grading system, but these results are emblematic of the hard work and dedication of our students, parents and staff.
“Students have forged great relationships with our teachers amidst some absolutely outstanding teaching, which has made all the difference. We are incredibly proud of this year’s cohort and look forward to building on these achievements next year and beyond as we go onwards and upwards.”