Outstanding GCSE success for year 11 students at Ark Academy

Despite the many changes and increased level of challenge to the GCSE exams this year, Ark Academy students performed exceptionally well across the board with an overall average attainment of 5 (a strong pass).

Headline Measure 2019 2018  2017 Headline Measure 2019 2018 2017
Attainment 8 Score 5.1 5.1 5.0 9-4/9-5 in English & Maths 74%/50% 74%/49% 75%/57%
Progress 8 Score +0.13 +0.37 +0.33 Ebacc (English Baccalaureate) 22% (44% entered) 30% (64% entered) 35% (55% entered)

Subject highlights

  • Students again maintained their impressive outcomes in maths and English with 75% attaining 4+ and 50% 5+ in both English and maths.
  • In English results have improved further with 82% of students achieving 4+ in English Literature and 76% in English Language. English Literature outcomes were particularly impressive with 70% of students scoring a strong pass of 5+ and nearly 30% achieving 7+ grades.
  • 81% of our students scored a pass in mathematics and 20% achieved 7+ grades.
  • The results were particularly pleasing at the highest grades with a fantastic 65 grade 9 (up 13 grades from last year).
  • 16 grade 9’s were achieved in Religious Education, 10 in History, 7 in English Literature, 5 in geography, English Language, biology and chemistry and 4 in maths and physics. Nearly a quarter of all grades are 7+ and 57% of grades a strong pass.
 

Year 11 Attain

9-4

Year 11 Attain

9-5

Year 11 Attain

9-7

English 76% 61% 19%
English Literature 83% 71% 28%
Maths 81% 54% 20%
Science (double) 61% 37% 2%
Biology 100% 98% 45%
Chemistry 100% 94% 53%
Physics 100% 96% 53%
Geography 72% 56% 29%
History 75% 56% 32%
French 80% 71% 38%
Spanish 70% 51% 26%
RE 76% 68% 33%
Art and Design 79% 66% 16%
Drama 67% 33% 8%
Food 18% 0% 0%
Graphic Design 33% 22% 11%
Media Studies 39% 22% 6%
Music 50% 25% 0%
PE 75% 60% 15%
Resistant Materials 39% 22% 11%
  Attainment A-D Attainment A - C Attainment A-A
Maths Additional 73% 55% 12%
  Attainment >=L2P Attainment >=L2M Attainment >=L2D
Performing Arts 62% 57% 12%

Individual student successes

So many students achieved fantastic overall reults this year!

  • Mahdi Mushattat, scored the highest grades with a fantastic 9 grade 9’s, 1 grade 8 and an A grade in Additional Maths!
  • Shukri Lloyd gained an impressive 6 9’s, 1 8, 1 7 and a C grade in Additional Maths
  • Also Abdul Ahmadi-Moghaddam – 5 9’s, 2 8’s, 1 7, 1 6 and a A grade in Additional Maths
  • Well done to Olivia Bradshaw with 3 9’s, 7 8’s, 1 6 and C in additional maths and Daneil Johnson-Buckley with 2 9’s, 4 8’s 2 7’s, 1 6 and C in additional maths
  • Maimoma Sultan made the most progress of any student in Year 11 increasing her grades on average by 3 grades.
  • So many more attained fabulous grades and are now enroled in our sixth form.

We are incredibly proud of what our year 11’s have achieved and wish them all the best for the Post 16 journey ahead!