Outstanding GCSE Success for APA!

Monday 01 October 2018

We are still positively beeming about our GSCE successes and wanted to share some of the highlights of the day;

Students surpassed all expectations by picking up 9 elusive grade 9s; the highest possible score under the new grading structure.

They also scored exceptionally well in the “Progress 8” measure with a score of +0.36. This is well above the national average and means that they did over one third of a grade better than expected at the school.

The students’ overall attainment is 20% of a grade up on last year - at 4.8 - with almost 80% of GCSE entries coming out at a grade 4 or above.

Ms Downey said “I am exceptionally proud of the students’ performance with so many of them making outstanding progress in secondary school. I am delighted that many of our brightest students are continuing with us into Year 12 and I wish them all continuing success on whichever path they choose to take”

Among Ark Putney Academy’s strongest performers in this year’s GCSEs were:

Hazeem Mubasher

With an Attainment 8 score of 8.05 including a perfect 9 in chemistry and geography. Head of Year 11 Ms Mcmillan said “Hazeem has worked unbelievably hard throughout his time with us and should be extremely proud. As a cohort they have proved that hard work and resilience will broaden their opportunities for the future I am incredibly proud of their efforts”.

Ibrahim Hussein Saleh Taher

Ibrahim bagged a score of 8.00 including 9s in maths, biology and physics.

Lia Lothian

Lia also scooped up some fantastic results gaining three 8s in English Literature, English Language and Geography “It was such an amazing surprise to open my results and see my grades. I worked really hard and had some great support from my teachers – I honestly couldn’t have done it without them!”


Rumysah Khalif

Student Rumaysah Khalif, one of the most improved students in the school, beat her target by 1.5 grades including grade 8 in English Literature and 7s in History and French. “I am so proud of my achievement – all the hard work has really paid off!”


We are incredibly proud of our all of our student's achievements and we cannot wait to follow their progress as the move on to the next chapter....