Ormiston Bushfield Academy ‘jumps for joy’ at A Level Results

Ormiston Bushfield Academy celebrates its best ever A Level results, with one student securing her place at Cambridge University. 


Some 43% of A Level entries achieved the top A*-B grades, up five percentage points on last year’s results. More than two-thirds (67%) of exams achieved A*-C grades, up two percentage points from last year, with the overall pass rate being an impressive 99%.

The Academy saw success across a range of subjects, maintaining its reputation as a place of academic and vocational excellence. All geography and business students received A*-A grades and the Academy also maintained a 100% pass rate in its vocational subjects.

Some of the Academy’s top successes include:

  • Sylwia Sajdak, who achieved A*s in French, maths and Polish, and an A in geography in her A Levels – and is now progressing to read geography at Jesus College, Cambridge University, this October. In 2015 she achieved 11 A*s and 2 A grades at GCSE.
  • Tinomutenda Muchina, who achieved two Distinction*s and an A in performing arts and film, has won a place at Warwick University to study film 
  • Tegan Goss has secured a place to read biomedical sciences at Southampton University after securing AAB in her A levels.

The Academy boasts specialist facilities in performing arts and film, and these subjects have excelled once again, with 100% of BTEC performing arts students achieving the highest grade – a Distinction*, and 70% of film students achieving A*-B grades.

Dennis Kirwan, Principal of Ormiston Bushfield Academy, said:

"I am immensely proud of all our students’ results, which have enabled our young people to progress to top universities throughout the country. “I am particularly delighted that for a consecutive year, we will be sending another of our students to Cambridge University. This achievement illustrates the Academy’s high aspirations and cements our position as a center of excellence in the city. I’d like to congratulate the students and staff for all their hard work."

Haseena Manji, Head of Sixth Form at the Academy, said:

"Once again, our students and staff have been rewarded for their hard work and effort throughout the year. In what has been a challenging year, due to the introduction of reformed A level qualifications, we are especially proud that these are our best ever results.

"This just goes to show that the improvements that we’ve put in place across the school over the last few years are paying dividends. Our students receive the highest standards of teaching and support to help them succeed and achieve these fantastic results."