A-level results: Ormiston Sudbury Academy students rise to the challenge

Ormiston Sudbury Academy rejoiced after more than 80 per cent of this year’s A-levels were graded A* to C, with particular success in vocational courses. The school saw 61 per cent of its Year 13 students secure the top grades of A* to A across all subjects, as they prepare to head off to a range of universities, with 12 offered unconditional places.

There was an especially strong performance from the performing arts department, where 100 per cent of all students received a Distinction * or Distinction, rising to the challenge of the new BTEC specifications.

Among the top performers are head girl Cerys Wrigley-Moss, who will be attending the renowned East 15 Acting School in Essex, after earning a Distinction * and Distinction – equivalent of an A* and A – in BTEC acting.

“The acting department has been amazing,” Cerys said. “I think if I had been anywhere else, I wouldn’t have had the experiences that I’ve had here. Coming here was definitely a big factor in choosing to do acting.”

Meanwhile, head boy Cameron Cade was among the cohort of music students who produced the department’s most successful performance at A-level ever, as he gained a Distinction *, earning himself a place at the University of East Anglia in Norwich.

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