Ormiston Six Villages Academy students and staff celebrated as the class of 2020 collected their long-awaited GCSE results. These results are a reflection of the hard work and dedication of students to their studies over the past several years and the school is very proud of their achievements.
The majority of courses involved the new 9-1 GCSEs with their increased content. The top ten achieving students were Caleb Cossar, Nicole Torralba, Max Wiltshire, Eloise Austin, Olivia Sherlock, Eloise Horton, Blake Shearer, Eleanor Apps, Emily Sherrington and Kat Somner.
Among the highest achievers in the cohort were:
- Caleb Cossar achieved five grade 9s in chemistry, physics, geography, music and PE and five grade 8s in English literature, English language, maths, biology and French.
- Nicole Torralba achieved a grade 9 in maths, four grade 8s and four grade 7s.
There are examples of outstanding performances in a number of subjects including English language, English literature, maths, chemistry, physics, geography, music and PE where students achieved grade 9s.
The talented Year 11s have applied for a range of courses, from more traditional A levels to apprenticeships or vocational courses in architectural design, engineering, veterinary care, theatrical lighting and photography. Notably, Jamie Baker aims to embark on a creative blacksmith course, Owen Spicer is looking forward to an apprenticeship at Worthing FC and Max Wiltshire has earned a coveted rugby scholarship at Seaford College. The school wishes the outgoing Year 11 cohort all the best and will be inviting them back to talk to younger students about life at college and beyond.
Ormiston Six Villages Academy principal Paul Slaughter said: “I am immensely proud of our Year 11 students and wish them continued success as they progress to the next stage of their education. Achieving well at GCSE, especially in the core subjects of maths and English, is so important to students’ future progress. Our teachers set high expectations of all our students and they are consistently supported to achieve the best possible grades. There are so many excellent individual performances to celebrate. Most noticeable is that students of all abilities made highly impressive progress from their respective starting points.
“At Six Villages, we offer many opportunities and these students have made the most of the opportunities offered to them. I would like to extend my thanks to our parent body for their unfailing support, which in partnership with the tireless work of our dedicated staff and the commitment of our students has resulted in today’s phenomenal outcomes.
“This cohort was a joy to work with, enthusiastic and eager to learn. They not only showed sustained commitment to their studies, they were supportive of their peers and positive role models for our younger students. Year 11 were the epitome of our core values of ambition, respect, perseverance, taking responsibility and demonstrating kindness which fall under the umbrella of our ‘Excellence for All’ ethos and we wish them every success in the future.”