Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy

Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy

OSCA Achieve best ever GCSE Results!


Students and staff at Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy (OSCA), Tividale, are celebrating after achieving the academy’s best ever GCSE results.

A record 55% of students achieved A*- C grades in English and Maths, and the academy enjoyed a huge increase in the number of students achieving the top A* and A grades with over 33% of all results one of these top grades.

The academy is delighted that so many of its students will be able to take up their chosen post 16 pathways and continue to flourish.

OSCA, which is rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted, has yet more to celebrate with the continuing trend of year on year improvement and moving up the performance tables.

There were some truly outstanding individual success stories this year, including:

  • Adam Foster who achieved 6 A*s and 3 As
  • Liam Ashcroft who gained 6A*s, 1A and 2 Bs
  • Joseph Boucher who achieved 5A*s and 4 As
  • Sabah Akhtar who achieved 5 A*s, 3 As and 1 B

The highest attaining students at OSCA accrued a whopping 117 A*-A grades between them.

OSCA is also particularly proud of the phenomenal results of some of our overseas students who joined the academy over the last two years and for whom English is their second language. Some stand out achievements include:

  • Julia Kurzydym who achieved 4 A*s, 1 A and 5 Bs
  • Maria Viegas who achieved 2 A*s 5As and 4Bs
  • Victoria Olewale who achieved 2A*s, 2As and 1 B

Staff and Governors at the Academy prepared a full Olympics style medal ceremony including a winner’s podium to celebrate the academy’s success in style as students arrived to receive their results.

Marie McMahon, Principal at OSCA, said:

“Once again, I am so proud and pleased of everything that our students have achieved. Our best ever GCSE results, on top of our best ever A level results last week is absolutely fantastic.

“We really stress the importance of ‘striving for excellence’ in all that we do at OSCA, and, just like Team GB, this has paid off for Team OSCA. A massive thank you to all our parents, governors and staff, and a huge ‘well done’ to our fantastic students for all they have achieved. Outstanding, here we come!’

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 Ormiston Sandwell Community 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.