Forge Students Collect GCSE Results

Students at Forge in Cradley Heath are celebrating today following receiving their GCSE results, enabling them to embark on the next chapter of their education.

Staff and students joined together to celebrate the achievements, at the end of what has been another unusual year in light of COVID-19 and the cancellation of examinations.

Despite this, the academy, which is sponsored by Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT), has seen continued success.

Principal, Dr Lisa Mason said: We are very proud of our students and the results they have achieved, which are hugely deserved. They have worked extremely hard throughout their time with us and we have nothing but admiration for their achievements today. These young people have spent the last two years living with Covid AND studying for their GCSEs - what an incredible cohort.

These students have shown spirit, resilience and motivation throughout. I would like to thank all our students, their families, our staff and the wider school community for their ongoing support and we look forward to seeing our students progress on to the next stage of their education, which for many will be at our Sixth Form here at Forge.

This year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Government decided that young people’s grades would be determined by teachers, based on work students produced throughout their course. These grades were then moderated and assessed by external exam boards which awarded the final grades.