Our students celebrated receiving their GCSE results today, and there were some impressive individual achievements. The Academy’s highest performer achieved an outstanding 8 A* and A grades amongst 11 grades A* – C.
Students now look forward to continuing their studies at sixth form colleges in September, and to taking up apprenticeships and work opportunities.
Principal Mr Owen said “I am very proud of the students, whose effort and determination to succeed is reflected in their results. I’m also very proud of the dedication shown by the staff of the Academy throughout the year to give students opportunities to achieve this success, no matter what their starting points, individual abilities and challenges are.”
“As has been discussed in the press recently, the new GCSEs are more demanding than ever before, making our students’ successes even more significant.”
“Exams are, of course, just one aspect of a good education. Students leave Manchester Health Academy with a rounded education, personal values, resilience and the potential to succeed in life no matter what path they choose. I wish each and every one the best for their future.”
In 2017 the new GCSEs in English language, English literature and mathematics have been examined for the first time. These courses no longer include coursework in the grades so the results depend upon final exam performance only. The A* – G GCSE grades in these subjects are now replaced with a GCSE grade scale of 9 – 1 (9 is the highest grade). The examinations are designed to assess a more demanding curriculum.