December 13 2013 Latest news:
Friday, August 23, 2013
Ormiston Victory Academy celebrated exam success with a special ceremony where pupils picked up their results in gold envelopes before opening them together in the school hall.
Rachel de Souza, principal of the Costessey school, told the students they were the “best-ever performing year 11 that this school has ever had”.
“The year before we opened in 2010, 38pc of students gained five A*-C GCSEs including maths and English, this year 75pc of you have, and that is a massive improvement,” she said. “It is absolutely amazing what you have done.”
This year’s 75pc for five A*-C grades including maths and English compared with 68pc in 2012. For five A*-Cs in all subjects the Ormiston achieved 99.5pc, up on last year’s 96.8pc.
Ormiston Victory Academy head girl Kirsty Warnes was among the pupils celebrating great GCSE results.
The 16-year-old from Costessey was one step closer to her ambition of a medical career after she achieved an A Distinction grade in further maths, A* grades in performing arts and maths, and A grades in eight other subjects.
“I feel quite overwhelmed. I am just ecstatic,” Kirsty said.
She added that she was especially pleased with her religious studies A grade because she had learnt the two-year syllabus in just three months.
Kirsty said she was now looking forward to studying A-levels in chemistry, physics, biology, maths and further maths at Sir Isaac Newton Free School in Norwich.
“I would like to be a doctor, hopefully a surgeon,” she said.