Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Academy Students' Delight after Increase of Top Marks

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Academy Students' Delight after Increase of Top Marks

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STUDENTS and staff at Salford City Academy are celebrating a leap in the number of pupils making the grade.

This year, 43 per cent of students achieved five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C including English and maths - a leap of 13pc on last summer's results.

And 64.8pc of students achieved a C grade or above in English, more than three per cent higher than the national average of 61.7pc.

High achievers from Salford included 16-yearold Byan Abu Dakka, who got four A*s in Arabic, French, chemistry and maths, As in English, biology and physics and Bs in geography and English Literature.

Head boy Cameron Loghan is staying on at the sixth form to study BTECs in triple sport and business studies after achieving A* in business studies, an A in citizenship, Bs in maths, PE, additional science and Cs in English, English literature and core science.

Matthew Collantine achieved an A* in maths, As in English, biology, chemistry and physics and Bs in history, French, English literature and citizenship. …

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