Students and staff at Ormiston SWB Academy in Bilston are celebrating today after collecting their GCSE results – with nearly half of all students achieving Grade 4 or above in English and maths. The academy also saw a significant increase in the number of students achieving Grade 5 or above in English and maths. (Defined by the Government as a “strong pass”).

Overall, more than 46 per cent of students achieved a Grade 4 or above in both English and maths – with a 4 the new grade set by the Government as a pass.

Overall 18 students achieved the highest accolade of Grade 9 GCSE and 34 students achieved the highest accolade of Distinction Star.

There were some outstanding individual performances:

Luana Nascimento achieved 4 grade 9s, 3 grade 8s, 2 grade 7

Kieran Roper achieved 3 grade 9s, 2 grade 8s, 1 grade 7

Myra Khan achieved 3 grade 9s, 1 grade 8s, 3 grade 7

Sarah Mensah achieved 2 grade 9s, 3 grade 8s, 1 grade 7

Purubi Pabla achieved 2 grade 9s, 3 grade 8s, 1 grade 7

 

Rod Hughes, Principal of Ormiston SWB Academy, said:

We are delighted that students at Ormiston SWB continue to make strong progress and I’m pleased and incredibly proud of all our students, who have worked so hard to get the grades they need and deserve.”

 “Against a backdrop of new tougher exams and new grading systems, we have focussed on supporting individual student needs. We set high expectations for our students and staff and work hard to ensure that every student at SWB fulfils their potential.

 I would like to congratulate all students picking up their grades today. At Ormiston SWB our commitment to supporting our young people and helping them to achieve their full potential is paramount – we will celebrate those who achieve highly and offer support and guidance for all our students”

I would also like to thank our staff for all of their hard work in preparing students for these more rigorous GCSEs, helping to raise standards and ensure that our students are prepared, not just for exams, but for life as well-rounded, members of society. This is what continues to make Ormiston SWB such a special place.