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Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy Celebrates Excellent GCSE Results

Students, staff and parents are celebrating today after receiving excellent GCSE results, with significant improvements in key headline measures, despite this being the first year of the new tougher exams in English and maths.


Overall, 44% of students achieve a Grade 4 or better in English and maths, with a 4 new grade set by the Government as a pass. This is four percentage points up on the equivalent proportion last year, when the old Grade C was still in place. 


Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy’s English results are particularly impressive, with 58% of students achieving a Grade 4 or above in English and 40% of students achieving a Grade 5 or higher – defined by the Government as a “strong pass”.


In maths, 56% of students achieved at least a Grade 4, up nine percentage points from last year.

Amongst the many successes of the day, there were some outstanding individual success stories, including:

·         The Academy has celebrated three Grade 9s, which is the highest grade attainable as part of the new system, with Max Pateman achieving a Grade 9 in maths and Isabel Hughes and Olivia Whitworth achieving a Grade 9 in English.

·         Hannah Worrall achieved highly, gaining a Grade 8 in maths, a Grade 7 in English, an A* in Business Studies,           and an A in History, Spanish and Financial Education.

·         Christopher Radburn achieved an excellent set of results, including a Grade 8 in maths, two A*s in Physics and Finance Education, 4 As in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science and Geography.

·         Reece Moore achieved As Biology, Chemistry, History, Physics and a Distinction* in Finance Education.



 Principal at Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy, Stuart Turnbull, said:

“This is the first year of the new GCSEs, and English and maths are tougher than previously, with new grades introduced as well – but our students and staff have responded brilliantly, as shown by today’s results. They are a testament to their hard work, talent and dedication, and our students have fully deserved their outstanding grades.

“As a school we have always focused on the achievement of every student and these results bear out our commitment.”




 Nick Hudson, Interim CEO of Ormiston Academies Trust, said:

"It is our absolute priority to ensure that every student fulfils their potential, no matter what their background, and we are delighted to see these results from Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy. Students, staff and parents deserve great credit for these results which reflect their commitment and determination to succeed and we look forward to building on these achievements year after year.”