Academy students scale the heights in 2017!
On the first day of the new GCSE grades in Maths and English, Macclesfield Academy students Colin Midgely and Andrea Ciocoi scaled the heights and achieved the new Grade 9 – the highest possible grade – in Maths and English respectively. Colin and Andrea were among almost 20% of the cohort who achieved grade 7 (equivalent to the old Grade A) or above in English and/or Maths and almost 70% who gained the new grade 4 or above (the standard pass) in English and/or Maths. Although analysis of national progress data will not be available until later in the new term, staff at the Academy, which topped the Cheshire East value added and progress tables in 2015 and 2016, were celebrating the achievement of a wide range of students who had made exceptional progress from their starting point at 11. Among those who had excelled in this respect were Mya Tomlinson, Fraser Maddocks, Molly Rowbotham, Lucy Graves, Yzsnjoy Perez, Tobias Davidson, Abby Walker and Andrea Ciocoi.
The Academy’s unique curriculum structure means that many Year 9 and Year 10 students have also completed either one or two GCSE courses. 13 Year 9 students achieved Grades A and A* including A*s for Katie Vaughan in History and Marta Noakes in Music. 36 Year 10s achieved the top grades including A*s for Becky Meehan (Photograhy), Cacie Lawton and Amy Reed (Drama), Rob Rowson (Computer Science) and Maddie Burton (Spanish and Music).
Headteacher Richard Hedge said “Amidst all the turmoil of changes to the exam syllabuses and the grading system, I am delighted that so many Academy students are scaling the heights and achieving fantastic grades across such a wide range of subjects. We are proud of them all and wish them the very best for the future.”
2016 Performance & Attainment Headlines
|5 A*-C Measures|
|Students with 5 x A*-C including English & Maths||61.3%|
|Students achieving a C grade or higher in English And maths|
|Progress 8||+ 0.15|
|Value Added Total Measure|
|Value Added score||1016.39|
|Students Entered For the E-BACC||19.4%|
|Students in COHORT Achieving the E-BACC||11.3%|
|Students making expected progress in English||91.7%|
|Students making more than expected progress in English||35.0%|
|Students making expected progress in Maths||63.8%|
|Students making more than expected progress in Maths||25.9%|
|The percentage of students who continue in education or training, or move on to employment at the end of 16 to 19 study||94.0%|
Please look at our exam results, our Ofsted report and the school performance tables. However, please also remember they are only part of the story. Please also come and see our staff and students at work and see the powerful attitude to learning that underpins the progress our students make every day. Every day is an open day at the Academy so please feel free to make an appointment to come and see us on any day in the school year.
For our latest Ofsted report Click Here
Link to performance tables Click Here
New GCSEs: Parent Guide to 2017 Results Click Here