Students and staff at Ormiston Horizon Academy are celebrating receiving their exam results today, with significant improvements being made in A Level subjects.
An impressive 93% of A Level entries at the academy achieved a pass (A* to E), up by a full grade per student on last year.
This is an excellent set of results for Horizon, with its average point score (APS), more than doubling on the 2017 figure – up by 12 percentage points.
Amongst some of the top A level successes were:
Ellie Patrick, Grade A Mathematics, Grade A Psychology, Grade B Sociology – Keele University – Accounting & Mathematics
Farida Hasanova, Grade A Psychology – Keele University – Biomedical Science
Rebbeca Latham, Grade A Psychology, Grade B Biology – Keele University – Biomedical Science
Joe Petrozzi, Grade B Psychology – Chester University – Sports & Exercise Science
The improvement in results follows a successful year for the academy, which received a ‘Good’ Ofsted rating in March of this year. The report praised the high expectations for staff and pupils set by the Principal, and the “culture of high aspirations and achievement for all” established at the academy.
Principal Rod Hughes said:
“We are very proud of all of our Year 13 students who have received brilliant results which are thoroughly deserved. We wish them every success in their future studies or as they enter into the world of work.
“It has been a real honour to be the Principal of Ormiston Horizon Academy for the past 7 years, where together we have achieved some excellent results and surpassed a number of key milestones. As I will be staying within the OAT family, I look forward to continuing to see the ongoing success of Horizon as it enters its next chapter.”