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GCSE results celebrated in Sandwell

Published 25th August 2022

Wodensborough - Weronika Lubkowska and Leah Clark

Students across Sandwell picked up their GCSE results today (Thursday 25 August).

Councillor Simon Hackett, Cabinet Member for Children and Education, said: "The students getting their results today have faced almost two years of challenges due to the pandemic - with home schooling, lockdowns and self-isolation periods since they began their GCSE school years.

"These results are a testament to the commitment, determination and hard work from the students, their families and staff in schools and academies.

"I want to thank everyone involved in supporting these students and wish the young people all the best for the future in whatever paths they choose to follow.

"For those still unsure of what post-16 options to take, our team at Connexions Sandwell are on-hand to offer advice and support on further education, training, apprenticeships and more.

Connexions Sandwell is offering an exam advice service, weekdays from today (Thursday 18 August) to Friday 2 September, 10am – 4pm on 0121 569 2955.

Students at Wodensborough Ormiston Academy, in Wednesbury are celebrating today after receiving their GCSE results, as they get ready to take their next steps in their education journey.

Staff and students have come together to mark the achievements of all the students, who have worked exceptionally hard over the past couple of years to secure these grades.

Alongside the continued success of the academy, which is sponsored by Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT), some particular individual highlights include:

  • Leah Clark, Head Girl, who has achieved 2 grade 9’s, 4 grade 8’s and two of the top BTEC grades of Distinction*
  • Gory Adam, who joined the academy in March 2021 as an international new arrival with limited English has achieved a grade 9, grade 7, and 2 grade 6s along side other qualifications.
  • Morgan Jones who achieved a grade 9 in English Language and a grade 8 in English Literature who is going on to start an apprenticeship.
  • Akshay Bhatia who worked tirelessly during key stage 4 as Deputy Head Boy to support his peers, worked in the local community out of school and attended every out of hours learning session after school, at weekends and holidays. He achieved a Grade 5 or above in every subject and is moving on to study A levels.
  • Sukhjit Lal who achieved grade 6 and above in ten qualifications after dedicating his time in Year 11 to study and revision, and supporting his peers with revision too.
  • WOA is particularly proud of students’ achievements in GCSE History, Triple Science, GCSE French, GCSE Spanish, GCSE Music and GCSE Media Studies and BTEC Health and Social Care.

Leigh Moore, Principal at WOA,  said: “I am extremely proud of each and every one of our students, who have proven, that despite all challenges and adversity, they take every opportunity that is given to them and just go for it. They embody our Academy vision of Achieve, Believe Succeed and show that hard and perseverance really do pay off!”

Bristnall Hall Academy pupils are celebrating their GCSE achievements.

Numerous pupils got the highest grades; Grade 9 and Grade 8 passes in English, Mathematics and an increase in young people achieving across the EBacc subjects. 

Amongst the numerous Bristnall Hall Academy students who are celebrating their success are Anna Hipkiss, Shubkarman Singh, Parlin Kaur, Nahshon Reid, Lauren Thompson and Jiwei Cao. These students achieved numerous top grades.

Mr Kully Uppal, Principal at Bristnall Hall Academy commented: “I am delighted to see another amazing set of GCSE results at Bristnall Hall Academy and proud that our young people have been awarded the grades that they deserve and reflect their dedication throughout their time here. Against a backdrop of disruption in the education sector over recent years, the plethora of supportive measures we have put in place for our students at Bristnall Hall have helped to mitigate against the impact of Covid-19.

“These outstanding results will enable our students to access exciting opportunities and continue on their transformational journeys in further education, training and employment within our local region and beyond."

Wood Green Academy is delighted to report some fantastic achievements by its students in their GCSE qualifications this summer.

Notable achievements from the following students, who will be welcomed back into Wood Green’s VIth Form:

  • Logan McEachran gained 6 x Grade 9s, 2 x Grade 8s and 1 x Grade 6
  • Sajiha Khanum gained 6 x Grade 9s, 1 x Grade 8 and 2 x Grade 7s
  • Muhammed Rayhan Ali gained 5 x Grade 9s, 2 x Grade 8s and 2 x Grade 7s
  • Masud Ahmed gained 5 x Grade 9s, 1 x Distinction, 2 x Grade 7s and 1 x Grade 5
  • Amaan Khan gained 4 x Grade 9s, 4 x Grade 8s and 1 x Grade 7
  • Mason Southall gained 4 x Grade 9s, 4 x Grade 8s and 1 x Grade 7
  • Jemimah Arthur gained 3 x Grade 9s and 6 x Grade 8s
  • Rehan Rahman gained 3 x Grade 9s, 1 x Distinction*, 3 x Grade 8s and 2 x Grade 7s
  • Nikola Napiorkowska gained 3 x Grade 9s, 4 x Grade 8s and 3 x Grade 7s
  • Menaal Ahmed gained 3 x Grade 9s, 3 x Grade 8s, 2 x Grade 7s and 1 x Grade 6
  • Deepakshi Tyagi gained 3 x Grade 9s, 2 x Grade 8s, 1 x Distinction and 3 x Grade 7s

Mr James Topham, Wood Green Academy headteacher said: “It has been an incredibly tough two years and we are immensely proud of all of our students with this set of results. The resilience and drive of all our students is truly inspiring.  As well as the work our students completed, a huge thank you and well done must also go out to all the staff at Wood Green Academy, parents and friends who all worked hard to support our students with their education.”

Students at Ormiston Forge Academy, Cradley Heath, Sandwell, are celebrating today after receiving their GCSE results, as they get ready to take their next steps in their education journey.


Lisa Mason, Principal at Ormiston Forge Academy, said: “Arguably, the students who took their GCSEs this year were disrupted more than any other cohort and despite this they have done very well. Their results are the efforts of hours of hard work and I’d like to congratulate them and say on record how much I have admired their grit and determination to get through this and take the next step on their journey, many of whom will continue at our sixth form.


“I would also like to thank our staff for all of their hard work in preparing students in this difficult GCSE year, they have helped to raise standards and ensure that our students are prepared, not just for exams, but for life as well-rounded, decent members of society.”

Staff and students at Oldbury Academy are thrilled with the results students have achieved. 

Headteacher, Mr Shackleton, stated "Our students have proven themselves to be resilient, motivated and an inspiration to us all. We are incredibly proud of all they have achieved and I wish all of them the very best for their future. They achieved some fantastic results and many are going on to their intended destinations." 

High achievers include:  

  • Remneek Kaur: 2 x grade 9, 5 x grade 8, 3 x grade 7 and level 2 distinction  
  • Wiktoria Iwaniak: 1 x grade 9, 3 x grade 8, 3 x grade 7, 3 x grade 6 
  • Satvir Kaur: 2 x level 2 distinction*, 1 x grade 8, 4 x grade 7 and 3 x grade 6 
  • Lenin Sharma: 2 x grade 9, 5 x grade 8, 1 x grade 7 and 1 x grade 4 

A smashing results for Shireland Collegiate Academy in Smethwick.

David Irish, Principal at Shireland Collegiate Academy, said: "We are so proud of our Y11 students who have achieved our best ever results at SCA.  A fabulous effort by our students and I want to thank our staff for all of their hard work over what has been a difficult 2 years.  We are delighted! Several of our students achieved the top grades with 2 achieving 9's across all subjects." 

Top achievers include:

  • Sanjiv Bassi - 8 x 9’s
  • Rushma Khan - 6x 9’s, 2x8’s and 1 distinction
  • Oliwia Serafin - 2x9’s, 1x8, 2x7’s, 4x6’s, 
  • Faith Idiahi - 4x9’s, 2xDist*, 2x8’s, 1x7
  • Sameer Gulzar - 4x9's, 3x8's, 2x7's
  • Fatima Ali - 9x9's
  • Jaya Bhatt- 3x9's, 2xDist*, 3x8's, 1x7

Phoenix Collegiate Academy in West Bromwich had a really pleasing set of results.

Mike Smith, Headteacher at Phoenix Collegiate, said: “A really pleasing set of results showcasing the impact of the improvements that we continue to make here at Phoenix Collegiate.

“Despite the impact of Covid, the many lockdowns and enforced absences on so many students, the school has continued to show how the improvements being made are impacting on the outcomes of our students achieving more top grades than ever when compared to pre-pandemic outcomes.

“There have been more students achieving higher grades than before the pandemic achieving an array of grade 7s, 8s and 9s or distinction and distinction* across their subject. As a school we are so proud of them all, but paying particular attention to our top attainers, Harry Rilett-Malborn achieving seven grade 9s and a D*, Lydia Whitehouse with five grade 9s, two grade 8s and a grade 7, Oliver Daniels and Paulina Rozkowinska with four grade 9s, two grade 8s, each that run alongside their other fantastic results. 

“Myself, the staff at Phoenix and governors wish every one of our students the very best of luck, be it here at our amazing sixth form or elsewhere, as they move on to their next chapter in life.”

Students at Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy in Tividale are celebrating today after receiving their GCSE results, as they get ready to take their next steps in their education journey.

Staff and students have come together to mark the achievements of all the students, who have worked exceptionally hard over the past couple of years to secure these grades.

Alongside the continued success of the academy, which is sponsored by Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT), some particular individual highlights include:

  • Favour, who successfully achieved Grade 9s in Biology, Chemistry, English Language, English literature, Physics, Geography, French and Maths and Distinction Star in Health and Fitness  
  • Ali achieved six Grade 7s or above in English language, English Literature, Combined Science, Maths and Health and Fitness
  • Megan who achieved six Grade 9, one Grade 8 and two Distinction*

 Faye Cutler, Principal at Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy, said: “The results we have this year really show how brilliantly our students and staff have done, working so hard and showing amazing resilience in difficult times. The students have made everyone so proud, and I am overjoyed with their success.”

Students at Q3 Academy Tipton had some exceptional GCSE results.

Keziah Featherstone, Principal at Q3 Academy Tipton, said: “We are delighted to celebrate the wonderful exam results of our Year 11 students. After over two years of lock downs and disruptions, they have collected some exceptional results today. 

“Q3 Academy Tipton substantially increased GCSE results from 2019 (the last time students sat exams) and improved by 11% those attaining Grade 5s or better in English & Maths as well as improving by 9% for Grades 4 or above. The number of high grades (that is Grades 7 to 9) also improved by 4%.”

Q3 Academy Langley were celebrating both year 10 and year 11 students picking up their GCSE results.

Year 10 students getting GCSE English Literature results include:

  • Emma Law (9), Sunveer Kaur (9) , Muhammad Qureshi (8)
  • Deeyah Mannan (4 grade 9s and 6 grade 8s);
  • Phoebe Mills (3 grade 9s and 3 grade 8s);
  • Zain Din (9 grade 9s and 1 grade 8)
  • Paddy Capper-Steventon (10 GCSEs grade 9-7);
  • Avinash Phull (5 grade 9s and 4 grade 8s); Konnee Harrison (6 grade 9s)
  • Konnee Harrison (6 grade 9s)
  • Hollie, who achieved eight grade 7+ including three 9s and four 8s

The staff and governors of St Michael’s Church of England High School, Rowley Regis take great pleasure in congratulating the 2022 Year 11 cohort for their record breaking GCSE results.

Headteacher at St Michael’s Church of England High School, Christina Handy-Rivett, said: “We would like to thank all staff for ensuring our students received the highest quality learning experiences and parents for their support throughout their time at St. Michael’s. The hard work of our students paid off with 100 percent of our students achieving grade 9-4 or equivalent in Spanish, biology, chemistry, physics and hospitality. Over 90 percent achieved 9-4 in art, textiles, child development, sport, music, performing arts and health and social care.

“Many of our students achieved grade 9s or the vocational equivalent: in total, 104 students across a range of 24 subject areas achieved the top grade in at least one subject. Individual performances were extraordinary with one student, Eliana Bankole, achieving eight grade 9s or equivalent.

“A special mention must go to our late Headteacher, Mrs Jayne Gray, who worked tirelessly to improve the outcomes for our students. Achieving the highest results in the school’s history is a testament to her dedication to the students of St Michael’s.”

Top achievers who achieved seven grade 9s or equivalent include Honor Cartwright, Ameeta Bahra and Jessica Postings.

Staff  at Gospel Oak School in Tipton have been really pleased to see students receive the results they had hoped for, after their continued hard work and dedication to their learning.  

  • Snehpreet, who achieved three 9s, three 8s and a Distinction
  • Oliwia,who achieved nine grades 6+ including two 9’s and two 8’s
  • George, who achieved eight grade 7+ including one 9 and five grade 8’s
  • Tezi, who achieved eight grade 6+, including one 9, four 8’s and a distinction star

Helen Tanner, Principal of Gospel Oak School, said: “The whole school community is thrilled to see these students’ hard work rewarded with these brilliant results. Our amazing students have shown great determination and commitment to their learning.

Students and staff at Holly Lodge High School, Smethwick are very pleased and proud to be able to celebrate a successful year for GCSE and vocational qualifications.

Special mentions goes to Fariha Afroz who achieved 7 grade 9’s and 2 grade 8’s with an average points score of 8.78, Fathima Sharif on achieving 4 grade 9’s, 3 grade 8’s, 1 grade 7 and a Level 2 Distinction*, Kierat Bachra who achieved 5 grade 9’s and 2 grade 8’s, Harman Guraya on achieving 3 grade 9’s and 6 grade 8’s,  Naim Uddin 1 grade 9, 4 grade 8’s and achieved an average points score of 7.33 and finally Jay Sharp for achieving 4 grade 9’s and 1 grade 8.

Headteacher, Imran Iqbal, said: We are pleased with the year 11 results, huge congratulations go out to the students and all the staff for their endeavour and hard work over the past 2 years in what has been very trying times. We wish all of our leavers the very best for their future careers and are extremely proud of what they have achieved– both personally and academically in their time at Holly Lodge.