Manchester City Academy players celebrated their exam results after the results were released in schools across the country last week.
The Blues have a partnership with St Bede’s College in Manchester, where the majority of their teenagers continue their education alongside their football.
Of all the players who attended St Bede’s, 97 percent of City Youngsters got at least four Cs (seen as passes) in their GCSEs, while 38 percent got top marks of seven As and above. The totals, including players who recently attended or attended other schools, were only slightly lower (94 percent and 37 percent, respectively), well above the national average.
At Level 5 of the Key Level, 85 percent of those under 18s who attended the Level 3 program achieved an A or equivalent, and there was a 100 percent pass rate for anyone taking either the A-Levels or the BTEC- Attended Level 3 programs.
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It was also a successful start to the season on the pitch.
Under new head coach Ben Wilkinson, the U18 got off to a sensational start with a 3-0 derby win against United on matchday one.
And the U23 got a solid point at Liverpool with a 0-0 draw, in which the promising hopefuls Cole Palmer and Romeo Lavia were in the starting line-up.