Staff and students at Macmillan Academy are celebrating an excellent set of Post 16 results. We are absolutely delighted that all Year 13 courses have a 100% pass rate. 51% of A level entries were graded at A*-B and a fantastic 94% of vocational entries were awarded Distinction* to Merit. These results are a reflection of the hard work of students and dedication of Post 16 teaching and support staff at the academy.
Once again many students have been successful in reaching their first choice destinations. Students are going to universities far and wide, from the local universities of Teesside, Newcastle and Durham to those further afield such as Sheffield, Portsmouth, and University College London. Equally, students have opted to study a real range of courses including: nursing, quantity surveying and musical theatre as well as the more traditional subjects. Alongside those students going to university, it is pleasing that in such a competitive labour market, several students have gained employment and apprenticeships.
Whilst the academy is proud of the achievements of all students, there were some exceptional individual results. Jacob Atkinson gained A*s in chemistry, mathematics, further mathematics and physics. He is now going to study natural sciences at the University of Cambridge. Rebecca Algie is also off to the University of Cambridge to study linguistics after gaining an A* and 3 A grades. Olivia Chambers gained an A* grade and 2 As. She will study modern languages at University College London. Furthermore, Laura Duncan achieved 3 A grades. Laura will study chemistry at the University of Durham. Julia Doroslawska joined the academy in Year 9 unable to speak much English. She has achieved D*D* in health and social care and an A in A level biology and a B in A level chemistry. Julia will study biomedical sciences at the University of Teesside.
Students following vocational courses also achieved impressive results with many students achieving the highest grades in their subject areas.