Grade 9s Galore at Ormiston Six Villages Academy
Students at Ormiston Six Villages Academy in Chichester are celebrating their GCSE results – with more students achieving the Government’s new headline measure and many achieving top grades, despite this being the first year of the new tougher exams.
Overall, 64% of students achieved a Grade 4 or better in English and maths, with a 4 the new grade set by the Government as a pass. This is a six-percentage point increase on last year.
Students had particular success in English with more than three quarters (77%) achieving a Grade 4 or higher. In maths, 70% of students achieved a Grade 4.
The number of students achieving the top grade also increased, with 39% of the cohort achieving at least one GCSE at Grade 7 or above, with 28% of those achieving five or more GCSEs at Grades 7 and above. 9% of the cohort achieved at least one Grade 9 (achieving marks in the top 2% in the country).
There were some outstanding individual success stories including:
- Head Boy, Joseph Rickman who achieved four top Grade 9s, three Grade 8s, one Grade 7 and one A*
- Miri Austin achieved three top Grade 9s in English Language, English Literature and History
- Abigail Homer achieved two top Grade 9s, two Grade 8s and three Grade 7s
- Arthur Wright achieved two Grade 9s, three Grade 8s, one Grade 7, two Grade 6s, one Grade 5 and one B
- Charlie Illingworth achieved one Grade 9, four Grade 8s, two Grade 7s and two Grade 6s
- Zoe Lawrence achieved one Grade 9, three Grade 8s, four Grade 7s and two Grade 6s
- Joseph Bryant achieved one Grade 9, two Grade 8s, four Grade 7s and one Grade 6
- Phoebe Pontet achieved four Grade 8s, five Grade 7s and one Grade 6
- Katie Morgan achieved four Grade 8s, four Grade 7s and two Grade 6s
- Lauren Bramley achieved two Grade 8s, five Grade 7s, two Grade 6s and a Distinction
Outgoing Principal of Ormiston Six Villages Academy, Umbar Sharif, said:
The Class of 2018 worked exceptionally hard and have met the challenge of these tougher, reformed GCSEs head on, achieving excellent results with an increase in the number of top grades and many phenomenal individual achievements. We are extremely proud of them all.
“I would also like to thank our dedicated staff and parents. These results are testament to the high quality provision of teaching and learning and the wider curriculum and extra-curricular activities on offer at Six Villages, which ensure that all our students have the opportunity to fulfil their potential. I am confident that the academy will build on these achievements and continue to go from strength to strength, under the leadership of new Principal Paul Slaughter in the new academic year.”