Students at Forge celebrate GCSE results

Students and staff at Ormiston Forge Academy in Cradley Heath are celebrating after collecting their GCSE results – with nearly half of all students achieving Grade 4 or above in English and maths.

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Overall, more than 47 per cent of students achieved a Grade 4 or above in both English and maths – with a 4 the new grade set by the Government as a pass. In English, 64 per cent of students achieved Grade 4 or above. There has also been a seven-percentage-point increase in the number of students achieving a Grade 5 or above in both English and maths – defined by the Government as a “strong pass” or better.

The academy also saw strong attainment in individual subjects including chemistry, where more than half (54%) of students achieved a Grade 7 or above. In BTEC sport, 90 per cent of students earned a Distinction and above. In textiles and religious studies, 75 per cent and 54 per cent of students achieved a ‘good’ pass of Grade 5 or above.

Dr Lisa Mason, Head of Academy at Ormiston Forge Academy, said:

"We are delighted that students at Ormiston Forge continue to make strong progress and I’m pleased and incredibly proud of all our students, who have worked so hard to get the grades they need and deserve.

"Against a backdrop of new tougher exams and new grading systems, we have focussed on supporting individual student needs. We set high expectations for our students and staff and work hard to ensure that every student at Forge fulfils their potential."

Andrew Burns, Executive Principal at Ormiston Forge Academy said:

I would like to congratulate all students picking up their grades today. At Ormiston Forge our commitment to supporting our young people and helping them to achieve their full potential is paramount – we will celebrate those who achieve highly and offer support and guidance for those who might be disappointed.

"I would also like to thank our staff for all of their hard work in preparing students for these more rigorous GCSEs, helping to raise standards and ensure that our students are prepared, not just for exams, but for life as well-rounded, decent members of society. This is what continues to make Ormiston Forge the best place for young people to study and grow."


Picture caption: Students at Ormiston Forge Academy, Nimrah, Shaheem and Emily