Year 11 students at Ortu Gable Hall School have been celebrating some incredible GCSE results today. Despite the extraordinary circumstances disrupting studies, the staff at Ortu Gable Hall are incredibly proud of their pupil’s efforts, and more than 50% will now be joining Ortu 6th Form Centre at the school looking for further success.
Ceri Evans, Headteacher of Ortu Gable Hall School, said: “We are extremely proud of the hard work and effort that our Year 11’s have put in to achieve the GCSE grades that they deserve. I would like to thank our brilliant staff for supporting their classes throughout the year. Even though the past few months have been extremely difficult. It is truly a pleasure to have watched our students grow and mature at Gable Hall, and I am proud that many of them have decided to stay with us for their A-Level studies. We wish all our pupils the best luck with their future endeavors and congratulations to everybody.”
Sally Feeney, Senior Vice Principal, said: “It’s not the same as usual this year, but our students have achieved their centre assessed grade or higher in some cases, so we are really happy with what they have done. We’re very pleased that the results are robust.”
Some noticeably performance this year are:
Carly Wright was extremely pleased with the results she achieved, allowing her to join her chosen college, Westcliff High School for Girls. She thanks Miss Marley for all her help in supporting her to achieve her grades. Miss Marley couldn’t attend the results day, but she gave all the students in her dance class personal letters to say how proud she was of them and to wish them luck in the future.
Carly’s advice to Year 7s in September is to not be afraid of joining extra-curricular activities. Carly was house captain and head girl and is proud of the opportunities she benefited from at Gable Hall. She said Gable Hall stands out to her as a school because of the community feel and the close, supportive relationship the students have with their staff members. She said: “I couldn’t imagine not being close with my teachers. When we couldn’t come into school for the past couple of months, I was distraught. We missed it that much.”
Hayden Heighway was thrilled with his grades in Psychology and English Language, crediting Miss Latham, who teaches Drama and English, as a “massive help” with keeping him motivated during his time at the school. Hayden plans to go to 6th form to study Psychology, Criminology and Drama at Ortu Gable Hall, choosing to stay at the school due to his great relationship with many of the teachers there. His advice to Year 7 students starting in September is to study hard and be consistent all the way through your school life.
Elizabeth Marsh is very proud of the grades she achieved. She is planning to go to the Treetops (SEND) Specialist School Sixth Form and then go to college to study animal management. She also credits the staff for supporting her throughout her time at Gable Hall School, who said they will miss Elizabeth’s participation in the school’s extra-curricular drama shows. In the future, Elizabeth aspires to work in dog training.
Sophie Hill was overjoyed with the grades she received today. She said she struggled in maths during her school time, but she credits Miss Smith for helping her achieve the grades she got in this subject with her continued support. Sophie said: “Miss Smith would go through things with me multiple times, she didn’t mind talking through it with us. She would explain things in different ways until you understood.” In September, Sophie will be staying on at the Ortu 6th form centre, studying biology, sociology and psychology at A-Level.
On behalf of everyone in the Gable Hall community, we wish you all the very best for the future.
Dr Asong, CEO of the Ortu Trust, was very proud of all the students’ achievements this year and was keen for them to secure a placement in a Sixth form or college of their choice, studying subjects that excite their passions. She wanted all students to know that if they have difficulties with their next steps to please contact Mr. Evans at Gable Hall or Ms. Weston at the Sixth Form Centre for support and advice.