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Examination Performance


 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

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.

P8 and A8

In the basics measure (students gaining both English and Mathematics) our students achieve record results.

Basics and EBACC

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.

Subjects EM


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:

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:

DfE performance tables