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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.”