GCSEs 2016 – Celebrating “Superb” results!

25th August 2016

Students and staff at Tenbury High Ormiston Academy are celebrating today after 72% of students achieved A*- C grades in English and maths. Students smashed previous school records with 78% of students achieving these top grades in maths and 75% achieving them in English.

This year’s results are a just reward for the hard work of students and staff. The academy is delighted that so many pupils achieved so highly given the increasing rigour and challenge required to achieve this high standard in literacy and numeracy.

Overall the academy’s results place Tenbury High well above national averages and reflect a continuing trend of excellence. A record 71% of all pupils achieved 5 GCSEs at A*- C including English and Maths, representing a 5% point increase from the previous year. Over one third of all pupils achieved the gold star standard of the EBacc and just under one third of all grades were either A* or A.

We are also delighted that our student leaders, who are a credit to the academy, achieved so highly. Head Boy Rory Huntbach achieved three A*s, four As and two B grades and Head Girl Kitty Houchin achieved one A, one B and six C grades. Deputy Head Boy Dan Pye achieved six As, three Bs and one C grade and Deputy head Girl Rosie Liddell achieved six A*s and four A grades.

Other individual success stories include:

  • Lauren Franklin who achieved an incredible nine A*s and three A grades (including an A* in Additional Maths)
  • Kit Garbutt who achieved one A*, six As and three B grades
  • Ellie Griffiths who achieved seven A*s and two A grades
  • Sophie Griffiths who achieved two A*s, seven As and one B grade
  • Cate Hollis achieved one A*, four As and four B grades
  • Issy Kite achieved five A*s and four A grades
  • Charlotte Stone achieved five A*s, five As and one B grade

There are also many reasons to celebrate the achievement of students who have overcome adversity to achieve highly. Two of our year 11s suffered tragic family bereavements very close to the exams and went to achieve extremely highly, one achieved two As, six Bs and one C grade and the other pupil achieved two A*s, seven As and one B grade. Given the very difficult circumstances, these results are a credit to those pupils and the support of their families and our staff.

Adrian Price, Principal at Tenbury High Ormiston Academy, said:

“I am delighted with the performance of year 11 pupils. Staff and pupils have worked tirelessly throughout this year to ensure the very highest standards were achieved. Once again I am able to say these are the best results ever for our academy. We wish our Year 11 Leavers the very best of luck for the future and look forward to hearing of their successes as they move on to the next exciting phase in their young lives.”

Toby Salt, CEO of Ormiston Academies Trust, said:

“It is our absolute priority to ensure that every student fulfils their potential, no matter what their background, and we are delighted to see a further rise in GCSE results at Tenbury High Ormiston Academy.

“Students, staff and parents deserve great credit for these results which reflect their commitment and determination to succeed and we look forward to building on these achievements year after year.”