Impressive achievement for our second AS cohort at Ark Academy

We are very proud to share the results of the second set of AS results at Ark Academy. Our year 12 students worked exceptionally hard this year and it has certainly paid off. There are many successes relating to student attainment, progress from their starting point and of course, subject successes. Some of the highlights are shared below.

Attainment

  • We were delighted that 58% of the year group attained 3 or more A*-C and additionally 47% attained 4 or more A*-C
  • Just under half the grades achieved by our year 12 students were B, A or A*.
  • 75% of all results were a C or above and the overall average grade attained was a grade C.

Progress

  • In terms of progress, our estimated ALPs score is exceptionally high at grade 2. ALPs is a measure of student attainment against the top quarter of students nationally. In effect, our grade 2 demonstrates this year’s year 12 results place Ark Academy in the top 10% across the country.
  • Furthermore, our estimated L3VA (Level 3 Value Added) is positive showing students progressed well in comparison with all peers nationally. 

Headline Measure

2017

2016

ALPs School T-Score

Grade 2

4

L3VA

+0.22

 

% 3+ A*-B

29%

18%

% 3+ A*-C

58%

29%

% 3+ A*-E

86%

71%

Average AS grade

Grade C

Grade C

 

Subject Success

  • Our subject results also had plenty of highlights. In terms of subject results, there were a number of highlights in the STEM subjects; every further maths student attained an A-B as did 43% of students in biology and chemistry and 62% of students in physics.
  • 80% of students attained an A*-C in English Literature as did 93% in philosophy and religion. Pleasingly, 78% of geography students attained an A*-B as did 68% of our sociologists.
 

A-E

A-C

A-B

Art

100%

50%

-

Biology

100%

87%

43%

Chemistry

100%

70%

43%

Economics

91%

64%

30%

English Literature

100%

80%

60%

French

100%

100%

100%

Further Maths

100%

100%

100%

Geography

89%

89%

78%

History

100%

64%

36%

Maths

87%

56%

38%

Media Studies

100%

100%

60%

Religious Studies

100%

93%

57%

Physics

100%

85%

62%

Product Design

100%

50%

50%

Psychology

92%

71%

45%

Sociology

100%

92%

68%

Spanish

100%

60%

60%

Textiles

100%

100%

-

These results place our students in a very good position for the start to their 'A' levels in Year 13.