RECORD ACHIEVEMENT OF OUR STUDENTS ENSURES THEY MAKE BETTER PROGRESS COMPARED TO OTHERS NATIONALLY
In summer 2018 students at Ormiston Venture Academy made outstanding progress at the Academy achieving the highest results since the Academy opened in September 2010. This achievement is possible because of a culture of high aspirations where purposeful and exciting learning is happening every minute of the day.
New examinations from 2016 measure performance differently to previous years. Ofqual has produced a short video explaining this which can be viewed here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfaAFwEcpQQ.
Our students have secured excellent progress this year to ensure that they are able to secure exciting futures. The rigorous and personalised curriculum ensures that students are making substantial progress (provisionally based on 2017 estimates) in all years and has continued to have a further impact every year as seen below. Alongside this the attainment scores of pupils reflects the higher overall grades our students are achieving throughout the curriculum.
In the basics measure (students gaining both English and Mathematics) our students achieve record results.
This year saw our students achieve a record basics score of 63% 4+ in both English and Maths. In English, almost three-quarters of students (74%) achieved a Grade 4 or higher and 50% secured a Grade 5 or better. In Maths, 70% of students achieved a Grade 4 or higher, and 48% gained a Grade 5 or above.
A number of students at the academy secured the top Grade 9, including in maths, history, geography, science, art and Spanish.
Some of the many individual successes include:
- Tyler Munro – Head Girl at Venture and successful Greshams scholar, has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to her studies proven in her placing as a top performer with two Grade 9′s and Ssix Grades at 7 or above. She inspired so many in her year with her determination to succeed both in the classroom and in the way she has shaped the academy.
- Jessica Smith - Many students face adversity while their determination to succeed shines through and Jessica has certainly shone. Jessica is an inspiration achieving an amazing five Grade 9′s and placing her as one of the top students in the country. We are not only proud of her outstanding achievements but will always see her as a part of our Venture family.
- Cameron Hodds - Representing the youth of the area as the Youth Parliament member Cameron is a true role model. As head boy and successful St Felix scholar he has ensured his high aspirations are rewarded in the five Grade 7′s and above he has achieved. He has overcome his learning barriers, excelling in every way.
Principal Simon Gilbert-Barnham said:
“Our students are an exceptional group and I am sure that everyone in our community will join me in congratulating each and every one of these sensational young people in their success. You have set a course for an amazing future and we wish you all the very best.”
Congratulations to all our past students in their fantastic results and we look forward to ensuring every child graduating from the Academy continues to aspire for outstanding achievement in all areas.
To access the DfE performance tables for Venture, please click on the link below: