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News22nd August 2013

ARK Schools outperforms in English and mathematics

ARK Schools today reported the network’s seventh GCSE results for the eight ARK academies which have GCSE students. Across the network, 58% of pupils achieved five A*-C grades including English and mathematics, with attainment in both mathematics and English outperforming national attainment. Across the network:

ARK’s aim is that all its students will have a choice at 18 of going on to university. That means moving schools to an increasingly academically rigorous curriculum. All but one ARK academy reported growth in the number of students achieving the English Baccalaureate standard of five GCSEs at A*-C including English, maths, a humanity, a modern language and a science, with 37% of Burlington Danes students achieving this standard and 19% at St Albans Academy in Birmingham and Evelyn Grace Academy in Brixton.
Percentage of pupils passing five GCSEs at A*-C including English and mathematics

SchoolYear openedFinal result previous school2012 result %2013 result %Change 2012 – 13 (percentage points)English Baccalaureate 2013% (2012)
Burlington Danes Academy2006316677+1137 (21)
Walworth Academy2007276060 11 (10)
Evelyn Grace Academy20085819 (-)
ARK Globe Academy2008264552+715 (5)
Charter Academy2009214868+202 (5)
St Albans Academy2009315156+519 (0)
ARK Kings Academy2012414124-175 (5)
ARK Putney Academy2012626258-413 (11)
Network average 58 17%


In mathematics

At Burlington Danes Academy 19% of students achieved 5 A*/A grades

St Alban’s Academy

In Evelyn Grace Academy‘s first set of GCSEs

Charter Academy

ARK Schools Director of Education, Sophy Blakeway, said: “Our aim is that every ARK student gains the qualifications that will set them on a course for university. As we move to an increasingly academic curriculum we are pleased to see continued strong progress in core subjects, particularly in mathematics, an exceptional achievement at our longest standing academy.”

Celebrating the success of ARK students across the network »