Another year of strong GCSE results for Victory

Ormiston Victory Academy is delighted to celebrate another year of very strong examination results. Year 11 students achieved some truly excellent outcomes of which they can be very proud.


Performance in the new Basics measure which calculates all students who gained at least a Grade 4 or better across English and mathematics was particularly strong, with 64% of students achieving this – an impressive increase of 8% on last year’s Basics score of 56%. The new Grade 4 is the equivalent of a Grade C.

Some 16% of all students in the year group also managed to achieve at least one of the top grades – the new ‘Grade 9’, ‘A’, ‘A*’ or ‘Distinction*’. The new Grade 9, available in English and mathematics, is the equivalent of a very high ‘A*’.

A happy addition to this was the percentage of students achieving A* to B grades in GCSE subjects – 51% gained A* to B grades in art; 56% in catering and 44% in design and technology. The Level 2 BTEC courses have also been a huge success for many students – particularly the Distinction* grades, which came in at a phenomenal 34% for Beauty; 76% for business; 70% for childcare; 54% for sport; and 67% for dance.

Principal Naomi Palmer said:

"We are excited to celebrate excellent results with our students today – I am so proud of what they have achieved across such a wide range of subjects. It has been a long wait for them, given the significant changes to examinations this year. We are thrilled for our hard-working and talented young people - they have been so well supported by their families, their peers and their teachers." The governors, principal and staff offered special, individual congratulations to a number of high-flying students.

  • Tinashe Kanyowa gained an incredible 12 ‘9’, ‘A*’ and ‘A’ grades, including a ‘9’ in mathematics, further mathematics, ECDL, biology, chemistry, physics, history, philosophy, IFS and business studies. Tinashe has won a scholarship to Wymondham College to study sciences
  • Chelsea Hale gained 11 ‘A’ Grades, including French, catering, English Literature and English Language

We offer our sincere congratulations to every student and all GCSE students and their families who are celebrating today. Victory looks forward to keeping in touch with all alumni as they continue with their studies or begin their careers.

Nick Hudson, Interim CEO of Ormiston Academies Trust, said:

"It is our absolute priority to ensure that every student fulfils their potential, no matter what their background, and we are delighted to see these results from Ormiston Victory Academy. Students, staff and parents deserve great credit for these results which reflect their commitment and determination to succeed and we look forward to building on these achievements year after year."