Ormiston Rivers Academy celebrates student achievements
Students at Ormiston Rivers Academy in Burnham-On-Crouch are celebrating today after receiving their GCSE results, enabling them to embark on the next chapter of their education.
Staff and students joined together to celebrate the many achievements, at the end of what has been another unusual year in light of COVID-19 and the cancellation of examinations.
Despite this, the academy, which is sponsored by Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT), has seen continued success with some of the standout individual achievements including:
- Evie Guilfoyle who successfully achieved nine Grade 9s in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, History, French, Maths, Statistics, English Literature and English Language and a Distinction in Drama. Evie will now be heading to Writtle University College to pursue Equine studies.
- Francesca Turner who successfully achieved six Grade 9s in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, English Literature, English Language and Maths. She also achieved two Distinction*s in Business Studies & Health & Fitness, one Distinction in Dance and two 8’s in Statistics and Short course RE. Francesca will now be heading to Southend High School for Boys where she will be studying English Literature, Maths, Politics and PE.
- Dexter Harland-Hackenschmidt who successfully achieved six Grade 9s in Maths, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, History and Statistics. He also achieved four grade 8’s in French, English Literature, English Language and Short course RE and a Distinction in Music Performance. Dexter will be joining the Ormiston Rivers Academy Sixth Form where he will be studying Further Maths, Maths, Chemistry and Physics.
- Imogen Garrett who successfully achieved five Grade 9s in English Literature, Biology, Geography, History and English Language. She also achieved four grade 8’s in Maths, Chemistry, Physics and Short Course RE, one grade 7 in Statistics and one Distinction in Drama. Imogen will be joining the Ormiston Rivers Academy Sixth Form where she will be studying Geography, Biology, Physics and English Literature
- Jessica Turner who successfully achieved three Grade 9s in English Language, Biology and Physics. She also achieved five grade 8’s in Maths, Chemistry, English Literature, Statistics and Short Course RE and three Distinction*s in Media Studies, Business Studies and Health and Fitness. Jessica will now be heading to Southend High School for Boys where she will be studying Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and PE.
- Isaac Richardson who successfully achieved two Grade 9s in Maths and Physics, two grade 8s in Biology and Statistics, two Distinction *s in Food and Engineering two grade 7s in Chemistry and English Literature along with a grade 6 in Computer Science and a grade 5 in English Language. Isaac will be joining the Ormiston Rivers Academy Sixth Form where he will be studying Maths, Further Maths, Biology and Engineering.
- Charlie Tucker who successfully achieved two Grade 9s in English Literature and History, six grade 8s in Biology, French, English Language, Chemistry, Physics and Short Course RE. Charlie also achieved two grade 7s in Maths and Statistics along with a Distinction in Drama. Charlie will be joining the Ormiston Rivers Academy Sixth Form where he will be studying Maths, Further Maths, Biology and Chemistry.
Emma Baker, Principal at Ormiston Rivers Academy, said:
“We are so proud of this year group – they have come through these testing times with such bravery and determination. They thoroughly deserve their hard-earned grades, that reflect over 10 years of education with the support of their loved ones and school staff.
As a community, we should be proud of the phenomenal progress that many individuals have made during their time at Ormiston Rivers Academy. It has been a privilege to witness not only their fantastic academic achievements, but also their contributions to sport, creative arts, and selfless work for the school and local community. They leave the school as excellent, hardworking young adults that everyone can be proud of, and I wish them the very best of luck for the future. A special thanks to the staff and parents/carers who have supported the students through a very difficult period of time”.
This year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Government decided that young people’s grades would be determined by teachers, based on work students produced throughout their course. These grades were then moderated and assessed by external exam boards which awarded the final grades.