A Star Performance for Ormiston Forge Academy GCSE Students

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.”


Liane Southall

Liane Southall collecting her GCSE results today at Ormiston Forge Academy.

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