Impressive achievement for our third AS cohort at Ark Academy

We are proud to share the results of the third, and final, set of AS results at Ark Academy, as we move to the linear model from September 2018. Our year 12 students worked hard this year and it has 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 45% of the year group attained 3 or more A-C and additionally 73% attained 3 or more A-E
  • 50% of the grades achieved by our year 12 students were B or A.
  • 72% of all results were a C or above.

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

2018

2017

2016

ALPs School T-Score

Grade 2

Grade 2

4

L3VA

+1.04

+0.22

 

% 3+ A*-B

24%

29%

18%

% 3+ A*-C

45%

58%

29%

% 3+ A*-E

73%

86%

71%

 

Subject Success

  • In terms of subject results, there were a number of highlights; 65% of biologists and 60% of both sociologists and historians achieved a grade A or B.
  • 100% of students attained an A*-C in geography as did 93% in history and 89% in English Literature.
  • While not highlighted it the results table above due to the linear nature of the course congratulations should also be paid to the Applied Science BTEC Level 3 cohort who have made a terrific start to the course and 95% of pupils achieving M or better and 75% D or better in their most recent externally assessed unit.
 

A-D

A-C

A-B

Art

100%

100%

100%

Biology

87%

83% 65%

Chemistry

79%

63% 38%

Economics

83%

71%

58%

English Literature

89%

89%

56%

Geography

100%

100%

50%

Gov & Pol

84%

53%

21%

History

100%

93%

60%

Maths

72%

64%

49%

Physics

76%

41%

29%

Philosophy

100%

92% 50%
Psychology 71% 53% 41%

Sociology

87%

80%

60%

These results leave our students in a very strong position going forward into Year 13.