Best ever GCSE results at Ormiston Rivers

Ormiston Rivers Academy is today celebrating its best ever GCSE results. 70% of students achieved both English and Maths, known as the ‘basics’ measure under the new government measures.

Rivers GCSE students

Additionally, 70% of students achieved five or more GCSEs at A*-C grades including English and Maths. This is up 16% from last year; an amazing achievement given that the cohort ability remained the same. 

The percentage of A*/A qualifications achieved was 20% and early indications show that student progress going forward into 2017 at the academy will be very strong.

There have been significant improvements at A* to C in several individual subjects, including Mathematics & Science, and the percentage of students achieving the EBacc has seen an 8% increase on last year.

The Academy would like to congratulate its students on their considerable successes this year, while Ormiston Academies Trust congratulated the academy on these magnificent results and said they are delighted with the sustained progress at the academy.

Joan Costello, Principal said:

“We are absolutely delighted with our GCSE results, which have seen substantial improvement this year, and are the Academy’s best ever results. Our hard-working students thoroughly deserve their significant successes, and we look forward to continuing to work with many of them again next year in Rivers Sixth Form. I would also like to thank our staff and parents for their hard work and commitment, which are so important to the students’ successes.”

Professor Toby Salt, CEO at OAT added:

"It is our absolute priority to ensure that every student fulfils their potential, no matter what their background, and we are delighted to congratulate Ormiston Rivers Academy on achieving its best ever results.

“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."

Individual student achievements:

  • Arthur Bush achieved a total of 17 GCSE or equivalent qualifications, including A* in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Geography and Statistics, and A in Computer Science, English Literature, English Language, P.E. and Religious Studies.  He also achieved a double distinction* in Engineering.
  • Kyle Anderson achieved 13 GCSE or equivalent qualifications, including A’s in Additional Science, Design Technology (Resistant Materials), English Literature, History, Mathematics and Religious Studies, and a double distinction* in Engineering.
  • Evea Cowell achieved 11 GCSE or equivalent qualifications, including A* in Performing Arts, and A in Additional Science, English Literature, English Language, History, Mathematics, Psychology and Religious Studies, and a B in Spanish
  • Alice Jeary achieved 12 GCSE or equivalent qualifications, including A in English Literature, Psychology, Religious Studies and Spanish, and B in Additional Science, Computer Science, English Language, History, Mathematics and Music.
  • Niamh Rollingson achieved 12 GCSE or equivalent qualifications, including A* in Chemistry and Religious Studies and A in Biology, English Literature, Geography, Mathematics, Psychology, Physics and Spanish.
  • Alice Bown achieved 12 GCSE or equivalent qualifications, including A* in English Literature, English Language, History and Religious Studies, and A in Biology, Chemistry, Food Technology and Mathematics.
  • Flora Button achieved 12 GCSE or equivalent qualifications, including A* in English Literature, A in Art & Design, Biology and Mathematics, and B in Chemistry, English Language, History, Information Technology, Music and Physics
  • Rebecca Lowman achieved 13 GCSE or equivalent qualifications, including A* in Art & Design and Religious Studies, A in Design Technology (Resistant Materials) and P.E., and B in Additional Science, English Literature, English Language, Geography, Information Technology and Mathematics.
  • Thomas James achieved 13 GCSE or equivalent qualifications, including A in Biology, English Literature, History, Mathematics and Physics, and B in Art & Design, Chemistry, English Language, Information Technology and P.E.
  • Joshua Trussell achieved 12 GCSE or equivalent qualifications, including A in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics and B in Computer Science, Food Technology, English Language and Geography.
  • Mica-Rose Lee achieved 13 GCSE or equivalent qualifications, including double A* in Performing Arts, A in Geography and B in Biology, Chemistry, English Literature, English Language, Mathematics, P.E. and Religious Studies.