Manchester Health Academy celebrates best ever GCSE results!
Students and staff at Manchester Health
Academy in Wythenshawe (of which we are lead sponsor) are today
celebrating big improvements in GCSE results for the third
year running since the academy opened in September 2009.
The headline figure of the percentage of
students achieving 5A*-C including English and Maths has leapt to
51% from 41% in 2011 and from 26% in 2009 when the academy took
over from the predecessor school Brookway High School. GCSE results
in English and maths are now above 60% A*-C in both subjects which
means that the Health Academy is one of the fastest improving
schools in Manchester.
The academy's principal, Barry Burke said:
"These results represent outstanding achievements by our students
who have worked incredibly hard and exceeded all expectations and
targets. Our staff have done a brilliant job to inspire, engage and
support all our students and we are confident that our success will
continue year on year."
Peter W Mount, Chairman of Central Manchester
University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: "We are very
proud of today's results. I would like to congratulate the students
and staff who have all worked extremely hard to achieve this."
The results are just the latest in a string of
successes for the academy. The Academy has grown hugely in
popularity and its reputation as a centre of excellence providing
outstanding opportunities and support for students has meant that
it has moved into a position within the top 10 most popular
secondary schools in Manchester from the position of least popular
occupied by the predecessor school. The academy's first cohort of
sixth form students have now completed their National Diplomas in
Sports Science and Health and have succeeded in securing places on
degree courses at a range of universities as well as an advanced
apprenticeship in midwifery with us as the Academy's lead
Particularly outstanding results are
celebrated by individual students who achieved the English
Baccalaureate including Leah Robertson who achieved 10 GCSEs at
grade A and A*, Ryan Gschossmann with 3A*s, 3As, and 3 Bs, Violet
Chigodo with 5 grade As, 3 Bs and one C. Well done to all the