Posted on: August 23, 2018
Students at Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy (OSSMA) in Blurton, Stoke-on-Trent, are celebrating today after receiving their GCSE results.
Despite the changes made to tough new examinations and the use of the 1-9 grading system across all subjects, the school has maintained its results from last year
Overall, 61% of students were awarded a Grade 4 or higher in both English and Mathematics, the grade introduced last year by the Government as a benchmark pass. This consolidates the improvement made in 2017.
Particular success was made in English, where 74% of students achieved a Grade 4 or above. Additionally, 55% of students were awarded a Grade 5 or above in the subject.
Mark Stanyer, Principal of OSSMA, said:
“We are very proud of the hard work and dedication put in by our students to achieve these results today. A special mention must also be given to the parents and staff members of OSSMA, who have maintained positive attitudes whilst being beacons of support for the students.”
“The backing of our sponsor, Ormiston Academies Trust, has been greatly appreciated and has supported our results amidst the overhaul of the new qualifications. I am proud of this year’s cohort and wish them all the best for the future.”