Students and staff at Oldbury Academy are celebrating an excellent set of results from this year’s GCSE examinations! 66% of students achieved a pass (grade 4-9) in English, which is an improvement on 2018 results. 61% of students achieved similarly in Mathematics. 53% of students achieved a grade 4 or above in English and Mathematics, which is another improvement on results in 2018. 23% of students achieved a grade 4-9 in the English Baccalaureate subjects which is a significant increase of 15% on 2018.
Headteacher Philip Shackleton said “once again, our students have done themselves, their community and our school proud. These results are a culmination of five years of both hard work, and high quality teaching, and I would also like to recognise the outstanding work of our teachers and support staff. I am very proud to be the Headteacher of Oldbury Academy and these results reflect our ongoing improvement. I would like to wish all of our leavers the very best for their next steps. I look forward to hearing of their success.”
Special mention should go to Lara Dallow, who achieved a whopping six grade 9’s, one grade 8, one grade 7 and a Distinction, and Jai Mann, who achieved five grade 9’s, one grade 8 and three grade 7’s. Congratulations should also go to Theo Sims-Woodhouse who achieved three grade 9’s, three grade 8’s, one grade 7, one grade 6 and a Distinction. Mr Shackleton added “These students have demonstrated that hard work really does pay off! We are so proud of all of our students, who have tried their very best to maximise their potential. Indeed, our average Attainment 8 score has improved by nearly three points from 2018.”