Posted on August 24, 2017

Students at Ormiston Horizon Academy celebrate after receiving their GCSE results

Students at Ormiston Horizon Academy are celebrating after receiving their GCSE results today, with 90% of Year 11 students achieving at least one A* or A or equivalent and some fantastic individual success stories, despite this being the first year of the new tougher exams.
Notable individual successes include:

  • Gregor Davies achieved a Grade 9 in Maths, the new grade, designed to recognise the very highest performing students in the country equivalent to a top A* under the old grading system as well as one A*, two As and four Bs
  • Tayler Whitehead achieved a Grade 9 in Maths, Grade 8 in English Literature, Grade 7 in English Language, two A*s, five A grades and a Distinction Star.
  • Shanel Miah, who started at the Academy in Year 9, as an EAL student, transferring to Horizon from Watermill Special School. Her hard work and conscientious approach to her studies, combined with high expectations to achieve her goals, and the support of the Academy’s fantastic teaching team, helped her to achieve GCSE success. She achieved a Grade 6 in English, Grade 4 in Maths, one A*, one A, two Bs and two Cs.

Principal, Rod Hughes commented:

“I would like to congratulate all of our students’ on their achievements today and on taking such a positive step towards successful futures, particular against a backdrop of reformed, tougher exams.
“We would also like to thank parents and staff for their continued support and hard work throughout the year, which has made this possible. We will continue to work hard to ensure that every student fulfils their potential as we look to continue our journey of school improvement over the coming year.”


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