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Ormiston Victory Academy Students Celebrate Exam Success

Posted: 16.08.18

Ormiston Victory Academy Students Celebrate Exam Success

The Lord Nelson Sixth Form at Ormiston Victory Academy is today celebrating an excellent set of A Level results – with a 100% pass rate across the board, and record results being achieved in maths. Overall A* to C achievement across A Level and Applied General is an impressive 77%. 

Overall, the number of A Level entries achieving an A* to C grade rose significantly to 65% – an increase of eight percentage points from 2017. The academy, sponsored by Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT), also achieved an exceptional 100% pass rate across all A Levels (A*to E).

There was also a strong increase in the proportion of students achieving the top grades, with the percentage of students achieving A* to A grades up by 12 percentage points from 2017, while almost 40% of students achieved A* to B grades this year.

In maths, an impressive 86% of entries achieved a grade A* to C and 71% achieved the top A* to B grades – the best ever results recorded at the academy. In history, more than three-quarters of A Level entries secured A* to C grades, with 71% achieving A* to B. In Art, 100% of A Level entries achieved A*-B grades. Vocational students also achieved highly, with 88% of Interactive Media entries and 100% of BTEC Sport exams gaining A* to C equivalents. Results for students studying Level 3 vocational courses were also exceptional, with five students achieving triple A* grades in Childcare.  

Amongst the many successes:

  • Harry Landles achieved an impressive A* in maths, and two As in Biology and Geography. He will now go on to read Economics and Mathematics at Leeds University.
  • Chloe Tulloch achieved two A*s in both Art and English Literature, and a C in History. She will continue her studies at University of East Anglia, with a degree in Literature and History.
  • Ben Revell, who secured an A in English Language and Business Studies and a B in History, will be studying Marketing at Aston University.
  • Mickey Hill and Rachel Elvin – who are also celebrating excellent A Level outcomes, and will begin working at the academy in September, as part of their Gap Year posts.

Head of Sixth Form, Richard Timm, said: “I would like to congratulate all students on a wonderful set of results. I’m proud of all students at Lord Nelson Sixth Form whose hard work and dedication over the past two years has paid off with some fantastic outcomes. I wish them all the best for their future studies and chosen careers and thank the staff for their dedication.”

Principal at Ormiston Victory Academy, Naomi Palmer, said: “We are excited to celebrate some wonderful results with our students today – I am so proud of what they have achieved. We are thrilled for our young people, their families and their teachers who have helped to contribute to this success. We have our highest ever percentage of students progressing to university which is excellent news. We wish them all well on the next stage of the journey, whatever that might be.”

Nick Hudson, CEO of Ormiston Academies Trust, said: “I would like to congratulate students, staff and the whole school community at Ormiston Victory Academy on these exceptional results, which are testament to their hard work and determination. 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.”

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