Ark Acton celebrates GCSE success
Students at Ark Acton have been celebrating GCSE success today (23 August 2018) with the school enjoying both outstanding individual successes and overall improvements compared to 2017.
The trend of improvement has seen the proportion of students earning a grade 4 or better in both English and Maths increase, despite the much-publicised step-up in difficulty of both subjects under the new grading system. In each of these two subjects separately the number of students achieving grade 4 has increased from last year. Progress in Science subjects has been very pleasing indeed, with the percentage of students gaining two or more Science GCSEs at Grade 4+ increasing by almost 15 percent.
These results also reflect higher achievement across the wider curriculum, with a more-than 10 per cent increase in the overall number of 9 to 5/A* to C grades and an increase in the number of entries earning the very best 9 to 7/A* to A grades. They also confirm an improvement in the overall progress being made by students compared to 2017.
Individual successes have seen more students gaining the most prestigious A*, A, 9, 8 and 7 grades, with the number of Grade 9s trebling compared to last year.
Interim Headteacher Gill Stewart said “With some excellent results at GCSE this year, this is a day of celebration at our school. Our congratulations go to all of our students enjoying their success today. They have worked very hard, overcoming both the increased difficulty of many of the subjects and a challenging year at Acton High. We look forward to welcoming many of these students back in September to begin their Sixth Form studies at Ark Acton Academy and helping them to write the next chapters of their success stories.”