Wellbeing Week - 11th-15th Feb
Please be aware that as it is Wellbeing week at Charter Academy parents will not be able to get in touch with any of the team after 5.00pm. If you wish to contact a staff member at the school please call between 9.00am and 4.30pm.
Students celebrate GCSE success
Ark Charter Academy, is celebrating after their students achieved an excellent set of results.
Overall 69% of students at the school achieved a Grade 4 or above in English and maths, despite this being the first year of the new, tougher exams.
Real success was achieved in English, with a record 86% of students achieving at least a Grade 4, 66% of students achieved at least a Grade 5, which is defined by the Government as a “strong pass” or better, and 21% of students secured Grades 7-9, the equivalent of an A*/A.
In maths, 72% of students achieved the Grade 4 or higher, 53% of students achieved at least a Grade 5, which is defined by the Government as a “strong pass” or better, and 15% of students secured Grades 7-9, the equivalent of an A*/A.
Ark Charter Academy also achieved a high number of the new top grades (Grade 9) – there were four Grade 9s in English Language, one in English Literature, and two in Maths.
There were some outstanding individual success stories from the day, including
· Naiha Ahmed 9 A/A*/9
· Lola Bourgeias 8 A/A*/9
Success at the school, which is sponsored by Ark, follows the recent celebration of achieving a ‘Good’ SIAS rating in June and a ‘Good’ Ofsted rating in December 2016, where inspectors praised the way in which the “Staff strongly support the leaders’ vision to promote the achievement and well-being of every pupil. They are ambitious for their pupils.”
Clive Barnes, Principal at Ark Charter Academy said:
“The results of Charter are testimony to the hard work of the staff to encourage, support and provide excellent teaching and learning opportunities for students. I am very proud of what the students have achieved and that we significantly contributed to the educational success of Portsmouth children.”