Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News



AT Ormiston Bolingbrok­e Academy (OBA), students were looking forward to the next chapter of their education following the upheaval and tragedy of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Among those celebratin­g were Joe Baxter, who achieved 9s in maths, geography and history, and 8s in chemistry and physics; Niamh Watcham bagged 9s in English language, literature and dance, an 8 in Spanish and 7 in maths; Emily William who achieved a 9 in art and film studies, and 8s in maths, English language, and English literature; and Joshua Oaks who earned a 9 in English literature, 8s in English language and chemistry, and 7s in maths, physics and geography.

Kathryn Evans, OBA’s principal, said: “We are delighted to be celebratin­g with our Year 11 students today and congratula­te them on their results, which are hugely deserved.

“They have worked extremely hard over the last two years, and throughout their time at the academy, and it’s fantastic to be celebratin­g their achievemen­ts today.

“It has been another unusual year with the pandemic and we are aware that many of our students have had to deal with difficult personal challenges alongside their studies, but have nonetheles­s shown brilliant spirit, courage and resilience throughout.

“We are so proud of them all. I would like to thank our students, families, staff and all members of the wider OBA family for their ongoing support and we look forward to seeing our students progress on to the next stage of their education and fulfil their goals.”

This year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Government decided that young people’s grades would be determined by teachers, based on work students produced throughout their course.

These grades were then moderated and assessed by external exam boards which awarded the final grades.

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