Academy players return impressive exam results

Thursday 08 September 2022 10:47

Several Manchester United youngsters were beaming after receiving their Scholarship and GCSE results this summer, demonstrating their ability to perform off the pitch as well as on it.

In particular, our second-year scholars performed remarkably well, with five young Reds achieving the BTEC Extended Diploma in Marketing and exceeding their target grades.

Omari Forson, Logan Pye and Joe Hugill, who were all regular performers for our Under-18s side last term, achieved distinctions.

In addition, every player who took the English for Speakers of Other Languages qualification achieved at least one level, with most achieving level 2.

And the scholars’ successes don’t end there, with four of our second-year scholars also successful completing the Sporting Excellence Professional qualification, which is only two years into its existence.

Students across the country received their GCSE results this August, and our players were no different.

Five of our new players going onto the scholarship achieved at least one grade 7 or above, with Tom Myles standing out with an impressive grade 9 in Physical Education.

In addition to Myles, both Louis Jackson and Jack Kingdon performed well in the exams and were also involved in the Under-17 European Championship with Scotland this summer.

Our new players take part in the Laws of the Game course as part of their Induction.

Manchester United Academy Education Manager, Ian Smithson, shared his pride in the success of our youngsters.

He said: “As Academy staff, we are delighted with the achievements of our players over the last year. It is a reward for all their hard work and commitment to their education, alongside their football commitments.”

As the club enters the 25th year of our partnership with AoM, our new scholars have been taking part in an induction programme to prepare them for beginning life in United's Academy.

Well done to all our scholars for their amazing achievements, and we look forward to welcoming our new young players on board.