Students at The Milton Keynes Academy were jubilant after receiving their GCSE results which showed an improvement in top grades. This year marks a major change with almost all GCSEs now awarded a grade from 9-1 rather than A*-C. These new grades reflect the tougher academic rigour of the new qualifications.
As such we are thrilled with the number of students achieving the very top grades reserved for the highest candidates nationally. The Milton Keynes Academy also had an impressive 5% increase on last year’s results in those achieving good passes in both English and maths.
As well as strong overall results, there were a number of personal success stories including two students, collectively achieving an incredible 20 grade 7s or above and excited about their next steps. One, Izabela, said: “I am ecstatic. I am so pleased I have achieved the results I deserve after all my hard work.” Another successful student, Mintu, said: “I feel a mixture of relief and excitement. I’m all set for my next steps – science A Levels and a career in mechanical engineering after University.
The Principal of The Milton Keynes Academy, Fiona Seddon, proudly commented: “Despite the Government’s move to toughen up GCSEs, our students have risen to the challenges and are rightly reaping the results. It was great to see so many happy young people delighted that their hard work paid off. We are proud of our students and thankful to the teachers and families who have worked tirelessly to support them. We look forward to welcoming them into our Sixth form and wish all students the very best for the future.