Students at Ormiston SWB in Bilston are celebrating today following receiving their GCSE results, enabling them to embark on the next chapter of their education.
Staff and students joined together to celebrate the many achievements, at the end of what has been another unusual year in light of COVID-19 and the cancellation of examinations.
Despite this, the academy, which is sponsored by Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT), has seen continued success with some of the standout individual achievements including:
Rod Hughes, Principal at Ormiston SWB, said:
Our students have worked incredibly hard over the last two years which has led them to earning these hugely deserved results. We are really pleased to be able to celebrate the achievements of all our students today. I would like to thank our whole school community, including our students, their families and our brilliant team of staff for all of their hard work, commitment and support throughout the last year, which has led to our 2021 cohort achieving strong results which will enable them to embark on their exciting next steps.
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.