Posted on: 20/08/2020

Upwards trend continues for MA, as strong GCSE results are announced


Merchants’ Academy has announced its second set of significantly improved results in the space of one week. Following an excellent set of A-level results last Thursday, the academy continues to improve student outcomes, with 54% of all Year 11 students achieving grades 4-9 in both English and maths, up from 37% in 2019. 38% of those grades are grade 5 or above, up from 17% last year. The average attainment score is also a significant improvement at 41, against 34 in 2019, while progress this year for GCSE and EBacc has also improved significantly.

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We are extremely proud of this cohort of students.

Through hard work and the dedication of their teachers, they are celebrating a well-deserved set of results today that will allow them to move forward with promising futures. 

Sam Williamson, Principal

Ef2iR8BXkAE0vI9A number of subjects have shown particularly strong grades, including physics with an average grade of 7, equivalent to an A in the old measure. English, maths, resistant materials, combined science, double science, sport science, travel and tourism, food and nutrition, business studies and ICT, also showed positive progress.

Amongst many exceptional individual performances is Josh White, whose motivation and hard work has inspired many of his peers. Josh achieved a grade 9, equivalent to A**, in six subjects and will now study A-levels in maths, physics and chemistry.

I can’t believe that I’ve achieved such good grades! I’ve been through a lot and my family has had a tough time but now I’ll be a sixth former here at Merchants’ Academy and who knows what I will be able to do after that! My dad is really proud of me.

Ian Calloway, Year 11

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Once again, the students and teachers of Merchants’ Academy are celebrating well-deserved success.

Through hard work, determination and courage, this community is a brilliant example to everyone that if you aim high and believe in yourself, there is no limit to what you can achieve.

I can’t wait to see what these bright young people do next, they have the ability and the get-up-and-go to achieve absolutely anything they set their minds on.

My congratulations go out to all of our students today.

Gail Bragg, Chair of Trustees for Venturers Trust

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