Milton Keynes Academy students were today celebrating their GCSE results as they opened envelopes containing their grades.
Much is changing for 16 year olds, with the nature of GCSEs and the way in which schools are measured on their performance altering significantly this year.
The Academy is embracing these changes, where now every grade for every student matters, an approach the Academy has always adopted.
In this new environment, students at the Academy performed better than ever before with large numbers achieving or exceeding their target grade.
One student, Rachel Frank, was particularly delighted when she opened her results, to see she had achieved 9 A*s.
“I am delighted!”, Rachel said. “It has been hard work, but it is all been worth it. I am now looking forward even more to starting my A Levels at the Academy in September”.
There was also twin delight for Victoria and Sarah Irwin and Fabia and Tilly Davies who were understandably thrilled with their results, amassing 29 A* to B grades between the 4 of them.
All four are also anticipating new challenges as they look forward to continuing their studies at A level.
Dara Carroll, Principal of the Academy, commented “I am delighted with the attainment of students this year on their GCSEs.
“There have been a raft of changes nationally, but at the Academy we have anticipated these. We have always believed that the previous approach of measuring success was flawed, and welcome the new approach of ensuring that every student is measured on the progress they have made, in every subject.
“Congratulations to our students on their results, and to all the staff at the Academy who have worked so hard alongside them.”