Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy celebrates outstanding exam results

Students at Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy in Walsall are celebrating today after achieving outstanding exams results, with improvements across the board. Almost two-thirds of students will head to university after another year of strong A levels.


Across the vocational and A Level subjects, a brilliant two-thirds of entries (64%) were graded at the higher levels of A* to C, and almost every entry (98%) achieved a pass. And every single student who applied to university (61% of the Year 13 cohort) has achieved the grades they needed to officially secure their place. This is another excellent set of A Level results for the academy.

Over the last four years the academy’s sixth form, which is rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted, has seen continuing improvement. The average A level grade has now increased to C-, and the average Applied General grade has improved to a brilliant Distinction+. The average points score also leapt for both academic and vocational subjects.

The excellent work of the teaching team was complemented by the hard work of our students and support from parents and OAT.

Amongst the many achievements, some individual success stories from the day include:

  • Melissa Barrett achieved excellent results, with an A in Maths and a B in both Physics and Chemistry
  • Charlotte Lee also celebrated success, achieving an A in Psychology, a B in both Maths and Sociology and a C in combined English, securing a place at her Birmingham City University to study Speech and Language Therapy
  • Head girl, Laura Mitchell, is celebrating achieving a B in Sociology, and a C in both Geography and Combined English, securing her place to study Human Resources at Aston University
  • Head Boy, Matthew Little is celebrating securing an apprenticeship offer from Aston Martin

Stuart Turnbull, Principal at Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy said:

"Our students and staff are incredibly hard-working and committed, and their dedication has undoubtedly paid off today. It is wonderful to see our young people celebrating such brilliant results, with every student who applied to university successfully getting the grades they needed. I wish our students every success in the future."