BBC Bitesize Roadshow 2019-02-15
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Thank you for your interest in Macmillan Academy. I am very privileged to be Principal of a thriving and happy community which offers students an engaging and rounded education that supports academic achievement but also develops the skills, knowledge and qualities needed to flourish in life, learning and work.
Staff, students and parents can look back at 2017/18 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 excellent results with 100% pass rate and over half the grades being awarded A*-B. There was much to celebrate on A level results day with so many students being successful in reaching their first choice destination.
GCSE results day the follow week was another very positive day for our students. Our Year 11 students had the additional pressure of sitting the newly reformed GCSEs which were graded 9-1 rather than A*-G. They responded incredibly well, with 77% 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 74 grade 9s awarded to students from the academy. 27% of grades were awarded at grade 7, 8 or 9.
At Macmillan Academy we pride ourselves on providing a whole education. While we seek to create 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. Our programme of enrichments and educational visits is very strong and there have been many highlights over the last twelve months.