Students at Manchester Academy are celebrating their fantastic achievements today after collecting their GCSE grades this morning.
Many are planning to continue their studies in Further Education and were excited to receive the grades they needed to move on to colleges including Loreto, Xaverian and Manchester Grammar School Sixth Form.
They received their qualifications in the Main Hall and Canteen, before sharing their news with family and friends.
The academy’s highest performing student Aisha Sheikh achieved all 9 grades in every subject.
She said she was really happy and was “speechless” when she opened her results this morning.
Aisha is going to Loreto College to study Biology, Chemistry and Maths.
Our Head Boy Mohamed was among those celebrating and he’s looking forward to starting at Xaverian College to study Economics, Law and Accounting.
Ailnd was also pleased with his grades, and is looking forward to studying A Levels in Accounting, Business Studies and Drama at Xaverian College.
Our Head Girl Merab was celebrating after achieving seven 9 grades, and is planning on studying Maths, Business Studies, Biology and Chemistry at Loreto College.
It was also smiles all round for our Sports students, achieving an 100% pass rate!
Head of PE Mrs Patel said she was very proud of them all.
"It has been an extremely tough couple of years for our year 11 Sport students but their hard work, perseverance and determination has been reflected in the results they achieved today.
"100% pass rate is one hell of an achievement. It wasn’t just about being practically able, but being able to complete written coursework and sitting actual exams requires trust, which they put into their PE teachers and we turned into reality.
"I could not be any prouder of these students! My heart is bleeding with joy today. Class of 2021 you have made memories for a lifetime!", Mrs Patel said.
Throughout the morning, staff were on hand to offer advice and congratulate students, before wishing them well for the future.
Manchester Academy Principal James Eldon said he was proud to celebrate our amazing class of 2021’s examination results.
“This Year 11 group have demonstrated incredible resilience in studying for their GCSEs during the COVID pandemic. Year 11 worked incredibly hard to produce excellent evidence portfolios for all their subjects and impressed everyone with their work ethic and commitment. Alongside this academic ambition, they also demonstrated leadership and compassion by supporting the younger students in the Academy as well as local charities.
“We are proud of the excellent results Year 11 have achieved and are confident that whichever 6th form or college they attend in September, they will continue to make Manchester magic and be ambassadors for Manchester Academy. We wish them all the very best of luck and thank their families for their loyalty and support over the past five years. ," he said.