Welcoming Back Former Students 2017-07-21
Thank you for your interest in Macmillan Academy. I hope that you will find this site useful and informative.
Macmillan Academy has been providing life chances for young people in Middlesbrough for over twenty years and it is with a sense of pride that we look back over past successes and look forward to future developments. We are an organization that rejects complacency and always strives for improvement and as such we have built up a reputation nationally not only for outstanding results but also for being innovative and forward thinking.
Staff, students and parents can look back at 2016/17 with a great deal of pride. Tonight’s awards evening is a celebration of the many achievements our students have made over the last twelve months. The students receiving awards tonight are superb ambassadors for our academy and are deservedly being recognised for their effort, enthusiasm and commitment.
This August, students in Year 13 and Year 11 celebrated superb exam results. Year 13 achieved our best ever A level results with an A level pass rate of 99.7%. 56% of grades were at A*-B with a record 25 A* grades. Our vocational results were again our best ever with an astonishing 93% of grades being D*-M. There was much to celebrate on A level results day with virtually all students being successful in reaching their first choice destination.
GCSE results day the following week was another very positive day for our students. Our Year 11 students had the additional pressure of sitting the newly reformed GCSEs in English and mathematics which were graded 9-1 rather than A*-G. They responded incredibly well with 78% of our students achieving the new threshold of grade 4 and above in both mathematics and English. Like the A* at A level, grade 9 is very hard to achieve and is awarded to around 3% of students in the country. We are delighted that in this first year, there were 19 grade 9s awarded to students from the academy.
At Macmillan Academy we have prided ourselves on providing a whole education. While we seek to provide a learning culture that allows students to achieve these excellent results, we try to ensure they can develop personal qualities through access to a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities.