Stu­dents go to top of the class

Macclesfield Express - - GCSE RESULTS - ALEX HIB­BERT

THERE were baited breaths be­fore stu­dents from the Mac­cles­field Academy opened their pa­pers and re­vealed yet an­other great year of GCSE re­sults.

Al­to­gether 56 per­cent of the academy’s stu­dents achieved the na­tional bench­mark of five A* to C passes, in­clud­ing maths and English, while the pro­por­tion of stu­dents achiev­ing grade As in English and maths more than dou­bled.

Richard Hedge, the academy’s head­teacher, said: “Across all sub­jects, more stu­dents are achiev­ing A* and A grades than ever be­fore and I would par­tic­u­larly like to con­grat­u­late Kait­lyn Ak­in­pe­lumi, James Bex, Ryan Booth, Rory Bur­ton, Abbi Clarke, Shaun Culkin, Rob Davies, James Fawkener Cor­bett, Matthew Jack­son, Molly Le­beter, Luke Robert­son and Kate Turnock on their out­stand­ing per­for­mances.”

One of the fea­tures of the Academy’s cur­ricu­lum is the op­por­tu­nity it pro­vides stu­dents to com­plete exam cour­ses at the end of year nine and year ten.

MrHedge added: “Once again, our year nine and year ten stu­dents have risen mag­nif­i­cently to the chal­lenge of high ex­pec­ta­tions, with 10 of our most able year nine sci­en­tists achiev­ing As and A*s in their core sci­ence exam.

“Also 38 year ten stu­dents have achieved the high­est grades across a range of sub­jects in­clud­ing art, busi­ness, French, geog­ra­phy, his­tory, me­dia stud­ies, mu­sic and Span­ish.

“Our per­son­alised cur­ricu­lum based on our pol­icy of en­ter­ing the right stu­dent for the right exam at the right time is bear­ing rich fruit.”

Last year the Academy ex­ceeded the na­tional av­er­age for the progress made by all of its stu­dents. Mr Hedge was con­fi­dent that this feat would be re­peated: “So many of our stu­dents, what­ever, their start­ing points and what­ever their difficulties, have worked so hard to make their best bet­ter.

“I have no doubt that, once again, the progress made by them all will stand com­par­i­son with the best across Cheshire and be­yond.



were in­spected ear­lier this year, OF­STED found that a good pro­por­tion of our teach­ing was out­stand­ing. It is this teach­ing that has en­abled our stu­dents to ex­cel once again.” Square, said he re­vised con­sis­tently in his free time but took lots of breaks to ab­sorb all the in­for­ma­tion.

whole fam­ily helped me along the way,” he said.

“My sis­ter, Faaria, 14, prac­tised French with me and my mum and dad who are doc­tors helped me with sci­ence. Farhan, my younger brother, nine, helped me take my mind off things by ask­ing me to play Mario with him on Wii.

“He’s much bet­ter than me though.”

When asked what he will be do­ing to cel­e­brate, Aazan said: “We may go to a theme park, but we haven’t de­cided yet.”

●● Pupils at Mac­cles­field Academy

Pupils at Poyn­ton High School, above and be­low, are all smiles



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