Students at Forge celebrate GCSE exam results

Students and staff at Ormiston Forge Academy in Cradley Heath are celebrating today after collecting their GCSE results – with nearly half of all students achieving Grade 4 or above in English and maths.

Overall, more than 47 per cent of students achieved a Grade 4 or above in both English and maths – with a 4 the new grade set by the Government as a pass.

In English, 64 per cent of students achieved Grade 4 or above. There has also been a seven-percentage-point increase in the number of students achieving a Grade 5 or above in both English and maths – defined by the Government as a “strong pass” or better.

The academy also saw strong attainment in individual subjects including chemistry, where more than half (54%) of students achieved a Grade 7 or above. In BTEC sport, 90 per cent of students earned a Distinction and above. In textiles and religious studies, 75 per cent and 54 per cent of students achieved a ‘good’ pass of Grade 5 or above.

There were some outstanding individual performances:

Raihaanah Kulthoom achieved 4 grade 9s, 2 A*s, 5 grade 8s, 1 A
Yusef Muflihi achieved 3 grade 9s, 3 grade 8s, 2 grade 7s, 2 As, 1 B, 1 C
Emily Baker achieved 1 grade 9, 1 grade 8, 5 grade 7s, 3 grade 6s
Shaheem Bibi 1 grade 9, 2 grade 8s, 2 grade 7s, 1 A, 4 grade 6s, 1 B, 1 C
Kate Cleary 2 grade 9s, 1 A*s, 4 grade 7s, 1 grade 6, 1 B
Nimrah Jabeen 2 grade 9s, 2 grade 8s, 2 grade 7s, 2 As, 1 grade 6, 1 grade 5

Dr Lisa Mason, Head of Academy at Ormiston Forge Academy, said:

We are delighted that students at Ormiston Forge continue to make strong progress and I’m pleased and incredibly proud of all our students, who have worked so hard to get the grades they need and deserve.

Against a backdrop of new tougher exams and new grading systems, we have focussed on supporting individual student needs. We set high expectations for our students and staff and work hard to ensure that every student at Forge fulfils their potential.

Andrew Burns, Executive Principal at Ormiston Forge Academy said:

I would like to congratulate all students picking up their grades today. At Ormiston Forge our commitment to supporting our young people and helping them to achieve their full potential is paramount – we will celebrate those who achieve highly and offer support and guidance for those who might be disappointed.

I would also like to thank our staff for all of their hard work in preparing students for these more rigorous GCSEs, helping to raise standards and ensure that our students are prepared, not just for exams, but for life as well-rounded, decent members of society. This is what continues to make Ormiston Forge the best place for young people to study and grow.

Last week students at Forge capped a remarkable year with 85 per cent of the A level cohort achieving three or more passes at grades A*-E. This includes 15 per cent of entries securing the top A* or A grade and over a third of A Level exams undertaken securing an A* to B.

The Ormiston Forge Academy Open Days for prospective parents are on Thursday 20th September from 6.00pm–8.30pm and Saturday 22nd September from 9am until 12. Parents and children and invited to come and see Forge and all it has to offer for themselves.

GCSE subjects including science, languages, humanities, PE, art have been marked for the first time under the new 1-9 grading system, with 9 being the highest grade. For English and maths, this is the second year the new grading system has been used. New GCSEs are linear in structure rather than modular, with all exams at the end of a two-year course. A grade 4 is effectively an old C grade and the top grade, a grade 9 is the equivalent of very top A*.





















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