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A Levels: Great successes at Malcolm Arnold Academy

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  • 18th Mar 2021 15:02

A Levels: Great successes at Malcolm Arnold Academy

Students at Northampton’s Malcolm Arnold Academy, part of the David Ross Education Trust, are once again celebrating another set of impressive results after receiving their A level and BTEC grades today.

Malcolm Arnold Academy has seen an increase in the average grade achieved by students, with a record number of students being accepted into university.  Strong performing subjects include Art, photography and textiles, emphasising the importance of offering a broad and balanced curriculum in KS3 and KS4.

Students studying Politics are also celebrating, with all of them achieving A or B grades.  Further strong performances in English Lang/Lit, Ethics, Geography and History demonstrate the academy’s commitment to the academic subjects. Our BTEC results continue to impress with the average grade of a Distinction across the board.

Colin Waite, Assistant Principal in charge of Sixth Form at Malcolm Arnold Academy said:

,“It is always a pleasure to share the successes of our students which provide a springboard for their future. It is particularly pleasing to see that the results have enabled 80% to secure places at university , with 20% securing apprenticeships or other employment”.

Nicola Koncarevic, Principal at Malcolm Arnold Academy, said:

“The results are a credit to our students; their dedication and determination have enabled them to embark on the next stage of their careers with enthusiasm and with many memories from Malcolm Arnold Academy.  I am pleased to see the Sixth Form at MAA going from strength to strength, placing itself as a centre of excellence in Northampton”.

Among the successful students celebrating were Gracie Heaynes, who has secured her place at the University of Liverpool to study Law after achieving A, A, B, B,. She said: “I am ecstatic, I am feeling very proud of myself.  MAA Sixth form have invested in me as an individual and that gave me the edge. I can’t thank the staff enough.”

Fellow student, Jasmine Hall, can also be proud of her success after achieving a D* and D in Sport, and she is now off to study sport at UCFB at Wembley park.  Jasmine said: “I am very proud, Malcolm Arnold Academy has a special place in my heart”.

Joe Boyce-Dawson had a difficult time leading up to the exams with his well-being, and was delighted to achieve A, B, B, B. He is off to study Creative and Professional Writing at UWE in Bristol.  Joe said: “I couldn’t complete my mocks without leaving the exam hall to be sick. Malcolm Arnold staff provided support to help me to control my anxiety and nerves – their support has enabled me to reach top grades.”


As part of the David Ross Trust Education, Malcolm Arnold Academy is committed to delivering academic excellence. Students also benefit from the trust’s pioneering enrichment programme, which provides an incredible range of inspirational learning experiences in sport, arts and music. Through an array of exciting opportunities, students are encouraged to develop their passions and discover their talents.

Rowena Hackwood, Chief Executive Officer at the David Ross Education Trust, said “Today marks a new chapter in our students’ lives as they get ready for university, further education or step into their first job. Our mission is to broaden the horizons of young people through a world-class education. We are thrilled with our results this year and our students are outstanding young people who are a great credit to their local community and we wish them well.”

If you would like to study at Malcolm Arnold Academy, please contact 01604 778000 or email enquiries@malcolmarnoldacademy.co.uk

Malcolm Arnold Academy’s Open Evening for Year 7 pupils is Wednesday 9 October 2019, 6pm-8pm and Open Mornings are being held daily during the week of Monday 14 – Friday 18 October 2019, 9am-10am.