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Manor Community Academy celebrates GCSE success

24th Aug 2017

Manor Community Academy celebrates GCSE success

Students at Manor Community Academy, which is one of ten secondary academies sponsored by the Northern Education Trust (NET), have shown a strong year on year improvement across the board with their GCSE results.

The academy achieved an incredible number of good passes this year in English and Maths as the new marking system for awarding grades in these two subjects was used for the first time. A staggering 111 students overall achieved a standard pass in English and Maths, which represents an improvement of 3% on last year's equivalent passes at grades A*-C.


There were once again some outstanding individual successes. Oliver Lawton achieved 13 qualifications which included the top grade 9 in Maths, English and English Literature 7 grade A* and FSMQ further maths at Grade A.

Chloe Wanley achieved 13 qualifications including Maths and English at the top grade 9, English Literature at grade 8 and 5 grade A*.

Chloe Wanley

After her A-levels, she hopes to study at university in America.

Chloe said:

I want to go into law or medicine.

Other students who did particularly well were Graham Lightfoot, Teona Riddick, Katie Steele, Ben Hedley. Leo Neville, Victoria Cranney and Adam Haif.

Leo said:

I'm a bit surprised. I didn't expect to get an eight in maths. I was thinking I would have been fine with a six.

Commenting on this year's results, Anne Malcolm, principal, wished to thank her staff and students for the dedication and commitment they have shown.

She said:

The Year of 2017 have always represented the values of Northern Education Trust and Manor Community Academy. They have worked hard to achieve some excellent results and a significant number have overcome some real barriers to achieve at good levels. I am very proud of all of our students and staff and would particularly like to praise the excellent attitude of the students and the positive support from our parents and carers.
The continuing success of Manor Community Academy is very pleasing. This is a good set of results for us. Our aim is to ensure that every child fulfils their potential and is fully equipped to proceed confidently to the next stage in their life - whether this is into further study or into training. With results like this, I am certain we are well on our way to achieving this aim. Next year we will do even better.

Ian Kershaw, chief executive of Northern Education Trust, added his praise:

These results reflect a huge amount of hard work and Manor Community Academy is to be congratulated. What is especially pleasing this year is that this success has been seen in almost all of our other secondary academies with the Northern Education Trust improving in the combined English and Maths by a staggering ...%. All other measures have also shown improvement.

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