Harris Academy Ockendon celebrate GCSE success

STUDENTS at The Ockendon Academy have received their GCSE examinations with a fantastic overall result. Students have been celebrating their personal achievements in the company of parents and staff.

They are delighted to report that 17 subjects have improved their rates of progress compared to last year, with more students achieving or exceeding national expectations.

Eight students achieved 8 or more exam results at grades 7-9.

Some subjects with great successes include:

Financial Studies: 33% 9-7 grades, 100% 9-4 grades
Combined Science: 95% 9-4 grades
Physics: 33% 9-7 grades
Biology: 29% 9-7 grades
Chemistry: 29% 9-7 grades
BTEC Sport: 41% 9-7 grades, 88% 9-4 grades
Product Design: 21% 9-7 grades
French: 20% 9-7 grades
Religious Studies: 32% 9-7 grades, 88% 9-4 grades
BTEC Music: 93% 9-4 grades

Head of Year 11, Mr Hinnigan, was delighted to see so many students exceeding their expectations and says: “This year group has been aspirational. I have high hopes that all students will have future successes and it has been an absolute pleasure to see so many students going from strength to strength, achieving more than they thought they were capable of.”

Some students have achieved exceptional results which include a high number of 8 and 9 grades across a range of subjects. A few individual successes were:

Vanessa
Grades: English Language 8, English Literature 9, Mathematics 8, French 7, Business 7, History 9, Religious Studies 8, Combined Science 9-8, Financial Studies A*
Destination: Coopers’ Company and Coborn Sixth Form to study English, Economics and Psychology.

Emma
Grades: English Language 8, English Literature 8, Mathematics 8, Art & Design 7, History 9, Religious Studies 9, Combined Science 9-9, Hospitality & Catering D*2
Destination: Harris Academy Ockendon Sixth Form to study Mathematics, English and Biology.

Sukhdev
Grades: English Language 8, English Literature 6, Mathematics 8, Biology 8, Chemistry 8, French 7, Geography 8, Physics 7, Religious Studies 8
Destination: Sixth Form in Nottingham to study Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics; he plans to become a Doctor.

Aimee
Grades: English Language 7, English Literature 8, Mathematics 9, Art & Design 7, Biology 8, Chemistry 8, Computer Science 7, Physics 9, Religious Studies 7
Destination: Harris Academy Riverside Sixth Form to study Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics.

Oyin
Grades: English Language 8, English Literature 8, Mathematics 6, French 5, Geography 7, Business 7, Religious Studies 8, Combined Science 8-8, Financial Studies A
Destination: Harris Academy Chafford Hundred Sixth Form to study Business, Economics and Sociology.

Chloe
Grades: English Language 7, English Literature 7, Mathematics 5, Product Design D*2, Art & Design 5, History 8, Religious Studies 8, Combined Science 7-6
Destination: USP College to study an Extended Art qualification to achieve her goals of becoming an artist.

Karl
Grades: English Language 6, English Literature 6, Mathematics 6, Computer Science 7, Geography 7, Business 7, Religious Studies 6, Combined Science 7-7, Financial Studies A
Destination: Havering College to study Biology and Chemistry.

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