Students go to top of the class
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