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Ark Kings Academy is most-improved in UK

Ark academy celebrates improvement in GCSE results while national average decreases

Posted by Stephanie Broad | November 06, 2015 | Teaching

Recent Department for Education figures have shown that Ark Kings Academy in Birmingham is the most-improved academy in two years in the UK. 

Their GCSE results have increased by 27 percentage points, while the average for all schools has decreased by six.

Principal Roger Punton has said: “We have a rigorous focus on standards and high expectations for all pupils at Ark Kings Academy.  As these results show, we are making rapid progress but there is much more to do and we are working hard to ensure that our results continue to climb year on year.  We have also just started work on our new school building signalling a very bright future for Ark Kings Academy.” 

Pictured above is student Sufiyan, who got one step closer to realising his dream of studying medicine at university after getting six A*s and four As at GCSE.  He was the first student at Ark Kings to get Further Maths GCSE. 

Meanwhile, King Solomon Academy has been rated as the best non-selective school in the country, according to secondary school league tables. The school is located in the most economically deprived ward in London, signalling the result of years of hard work to give students the best opportunities possible.

Students at Kings Solomon

An impressive 93% of students achieved at least five GCSEs rated A*-C including English and maths, the main measure of secondary school performance. 

Image courtesy of DfE

 

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