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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 sponsor.

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 students!