The students and staff at Ormiston Forge Academy, Cradley Heath are celebrating more excellent news today as they receive their GCSE results.
56% of year 11 students achieved 5 A*-C grades including English and Maths whilst 73% of students achieved 5 A*-C grades, this is in spite of declining national trends. This is an excellent set of GCSE results for the academy and represents a 12% increase on the 5 A* – C grades including English and Maths from last year. Even more so, there has been a significant improvement at the top end with the A*/A pass rate increasing and against the national context of harder to achieve grade boundaries this is a superb performance by Forge students.
Notable achievements this year include:
Liane Southall 7-A*, 4-A, 1-B
Halima Sultana 5-A*, 3-A, 4-B
Stephanie Hudson 6-A*, 4-A
Katherine Jeffery 3-A*, 3-A, 6-B
Tyla Allen 2-A*, 4-A, 2-B
Kieran Toland 2-A*, 8-A, 2-B
Moosa Rehman 2-A*, 3-A, 3-B
Hayley Munn 1-A*, 7-A, 4-B
The overall pass rate for English and Maths (i.e. the overall percentage of grades A*-G) was 94%. This indicates a great improvement from the Maths department who have rocketed from 53% in 2013 to 61% this year – a 8% increase, they have also recorded a record number of A*s. All of this, combined with the outstanding A level results from last week, means the academy represents a excellent choice for Sandwell students starting in September at year 7.
Andrew Burns, Principal, said: “We are incredibly proud of our students who have worked hard in their GCSE studies to achieve these results. The commitment of the Forge family, which includes our partners, Governors, parents and staff, is to be commended. We support these young people, encourage them and now we celebrate with them as they live up to their potential.”
He added: “I am especially pleased that the levels of progress continue to show a strong year-on-year improvement, this reflects the overall performance of every student in every subject. Our successful Sixth Form is already very popular and we look forward to welcoming many students back to post 16 courses in September.”
Dr Lisa Mason, Vice Principal for Key Stage 4, said: “Every one of our year 11 students achieved examination passes; it is important that everyone secures success in their studies at Forge and I’m incredibly proud of this. I congratulate them all.”
Professor Toby Salt, CEO of the sponsor Ormiston Academies Trust added: “Congratulations to Ormiston Forge Academy for this fantastic set of results. Students have worked very hard to achieve so well, and they have been supported by a committed academy team, who have made sure that students have the qualifications they need to progress.”
Ormiston Forge Academy Sixth Form celebrated their best ever A level and AS level results today, marking yet another year of consistently high academic and personal achievements for students.
The overall pass rate (i.e. the overall percentage of grades A*-E) was 100%. This is an excellent set of A level results for the academy and confirms the academy’s position as one of the top establishments in the area for A level success.
The majority (62%) of the 120 students collecting their results today will attain 3 or more A level passes, 83% with 2 or more and 100% with 1 or more. Attainment is mirrored in vocational subjects with students securing best ever results for the wide variety of subjects on offer at Forge. This represents the success Forge has at delivering both pathways, something which they are very proud of.
There were some outstanding individual performances:
Suhail Mohammed A* A* A A (going to read Maths at University of Birmingham)
Katie Cooper A A B B
Harpreet Kaur A B B
Josh Brookin A* A B B
Dayna Rudge A B B
Jessica Lowe and Leah Sheldon both secured 3 distinction stars at BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care
Staff and students at the school were obviously delighted with these superb results and they demonstrate the outstanding efforts of both. The large majority of students who have applied to university have been accepted to study the courses they wanted and several students have been successful in their applications to Russell Group Universities.
Principal Andrew Burns said: “We are very happy to have been able to prepare our students with excellent foundations for the next step of their lives. Whether they attend university or enter the world of work I am confident we have given them an excellent start. I congratulate them all.”
He added: “In this year of our best ever A level results the academy has never been a better place to teach and learn. Our students deserve the best and we drive them on to fulfil their ambitions. The work is never over, we will soon welcome a large cohort of new year seven students who will explore and learn and smile and achieve their great results when the time comes.”
Vice Principal in charge of Sixth Form, Mr Craig Cooling said: “Hearty congratulations go out to all of our students on their achievements. I’d like to praise them for their commitment over two years of study. I am particularly pleased that the vast majority have secured places at the universities of their choice and I wish them every success in the future.”
Professor Toby Salt, CEO of the sponsor Ormiston Academies Trust added: “Congratulations to staff and students at Ormiston Forge Academy on their best ever sixth form results. We are very proud of all of our sixth formers receiving their results today and Ormiston Forge Academy students have worked hard to graduate from the academy with a successful future ahead of them. They have received a lot of support from the academy’s excellent staff team which continues to drive up standards and increase student achievement.”
A level results day – Thursday 14th August, collection time – 0900 to 1200, Location – Sports Hall
GCSE results day – Thursday 21st August, collection time – 0900 to 1200, Location – Sports Hall
If you are unable to collect results in person and would like them posted to you, please provide Mrs Hollis, the Exam Secretary, with a stamped address envelope. If you have arranged for someone else to collect the results on your behalf, a letter authorising them to collect the results will be needed.