OBA students achieve top A-level performance

Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy (OBA) is celebrating another hugely successful year for its sixth form students, with an increase in the number of students achieving top grades.

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The overall pass rate in the sixth form was up again on last year’s figures. At A-level, the average grade awarded was a C+, with 20% of all A level grades an A*-A. Almost 50% of A- level students achieved a grade at the higher A*-B. At a subject level, 100% A*-B was secured in A level Psychology and English Language with 100% A*-C in A level History, Drama and Photography.

Students on vocational curriculum courses were once more very successful. Subjects such as Performing Arts, Performing Skills (Music), Textiles, Law, Animal Care, Dance, Textiles, Media and Sport all achieved an average grade of Distinction or higher. The average grade across all of our applied and vocational courses was Distinction*-.

There has been significant progress being made in Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM) subjects, which are so important for the local labour market. With students achieving 100% Distinction or higher in Applied Science and an average grade of Distinction* in Engineering, alongside 100% A*-C in A-level Mathematics and Further Mathematics.

Sixth form students have been a real are an inspiration to younger students in the academy who should believe that anything is possible if they are willing to work hard and put everything into their studies. Some of the top performers include:

  • Sarah Taylor: A Drama, A English Language, A English Literature
  • Emma Bygrave: B History, A Psychology, A Sociology
  • Holly Bunnell: A Photography, C English Literature, D* Media Studies
  • Megan Hawkins: A English Language, B Geography, C Spanish, D* Business, M Dance
  • Matthew Kyprian: B Biology, C Chemistry, A Mathematics
  • Harry Dorgan: Distinction (D)* D* Business, D* ICT 
  • Lauren Briscoe: D* Animal Management, D*D* Business
  • Morgan Connor: D* Law, D* Business, D* ICT 
  • Hannah Hewitt: D*D Health & Social Care, D* Business
  • Cameron Marron: D*D Business, D* Engineering 
  • Robbie Thomas: D* Business, D* Construction, D* Engineering
  • Chloe Orme: D*D* Applied Science, D* Travel & Tourism

Many students leaving for university have secured their first-choice and are going to study across England, including Liverpool, Sheffield, Leeds, Durham, York and Lancaster. They will study courses such as Computer Game Development, Biology, English, History, Geography, Biochemistry, Spanish, Primary Education, Business Management and International Relations to name just a few. Others will be taking employment or going onto further training and apprenticeships.

Nick Hudson, CEO of Ormiston Academies Trust, said:

"I would like to congratulate students, staff and the whole school community at Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy on these strong results, which are testament to the hard work and determination of students, supported by their teachers and parents. As a trust, it is our absolute priority to ensure that every student has the opportunity to fulfil their potential and the skills to succeed whether going on to study at a leading university or entering the world of work. We look forward to working with the academy to build on these achievements."

Michael Cunliffe, Chair of Governors, said:

"The Board of Governors are delighted with these outcomes for our students and would like to thank staff, students and parents for their hard work and tenacity in what has been a very positive year for OBA. We wish all students well in their next steps."

Emlyn Wright, Principal, said:

"Congratulations to all students receiving results today. The Board of Governors and I are delighted at our students’ achievements which demonstrate the academy’s commitment to our motto ‘Nurture, Support and Excellence’ for all students. Over the last 12 months we have placed a heavy emphasis on stretch and challenge in lessons; these results demonstrate the impact of this.

"We are very ambitious for our students and both our teaching and non-teaching staff have worked incredibly hard to ensure that we meet our mission statement to give students the opportunity to go to university or get a good job that will give them a life of choice and opportunity. It goes without saying that we are very grateful for the continued support of our parents. It really is a day for all of us to feel very proud– it has been a real team effort."


Picture caption: OBA sixth form students and Principal, Emlyn Wright