GCSE Results 2019 – We Are Record Breakers!

Record breaking students and staff at The Macclesfield Academy are celebrating a second successive leap in exam performance after the publication of the GCSE results.  Last year the percentage of students achieving Grade 4 in both Maths and English jumped by a massive 12 percentage points to 52%.  Provisional analysis shows that this year’s students have built on that impressive performance and a record breaking 62% of them have achieved both of these important benchmarks.  This is the best result since the Academy opened in 2011.

Commenting on the results, Headteacher Richard Hedge said, “Naturally I am thrilled.  Our students and staff have worked so hard all year and it is a delight to see their efforts paying off in this way.  Maths and English are so important because they unlock so many doors for future study and employment.  However, we have always prided ourselves on the breadth of our curriculum and I am equally pleased that our students have also excelled in a wide range of other subjects including French, Spanish, ICT, Geography, History, Music, Drama, Digital Photography and PE. There has been a great deal of national publicity about how the new GCSE exams are harder but these results show that, with good teaching and hard working students, it is possible to do even better under the new system than the old.”

Mr Hedge added that “while it is always invidious to single out individual students, mention must be made of Meggie Bradley, Alex Carter, Martha Noakes and Jason Shields who all achieved six or more passes at 7+ which places them amongst the highest performing students in the country.  Equally however we are exceptionally proud of the many individual success stories of students who have overcome barriers of all kinds to achieve some remarkable results.  We wish all of them well with the next stage of their learning.