Record breaking A level results at ARK Putney

Thursday 14 August 2014

Sixth form students at ARK Putney Academy are celebrating a record breaking set of A level results this year with the numbers of passes at A* - C level jumping 5 points from 67% to 72% this year. 

Particularly impressive was the number of grades awarded at the top group A*, A and B grades to enable them to go on to university. This was  high at 45%. Overall there was a 95% pass rate of exams graded A* to E. 

The school joined the high performing ARK network in 2012 and last year was rated as good in all categories by Ofsted. A number of students did particularly well.

Sara Khoshraw has secured a place to study medicine at King’s College, Cambridge after getting an incredibly impressive A* in Maths, and As in Further maths, Biology and Chemistry.

Joseph Tomlinson got an incredibly impressive four A* grades with A levels in Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics. Joseph is going to Manchester University to study Physics

Hamza Arshad is a Year 13 student at ARK Putney who has just got 2 As in Maths and Chemistry and an A* in Design and Technology.  He has a place to study engineering at Manchester.

“Obviously education is quite important.  My dad’s been to university before and he knows how important it is to you know, go to university and get a degree and get a job. 

As well as his studies, Hamza has been volunteering his time to support an orphanage in Pakistan, where he was born.

Marie Mathison has again got straight As, with A*s in Chemistry, Biology and Spanish and an A in Mathematics. She is going to be studying dentistry at the prestigious Plymouth University Peninsula college of medicine and dentistry.

Alison Downey, Principal at ARK Putney, said:

"This is a fantastic set of results for our students many of whom are going on to some of the country’s best universities. I am really proud of the journey they have made, and I wish them every success in the future.”

ARK Putney Academy is undertaking a £30 million project to refurbish its school buildings which began earlier this summer and is due to be completed next year.  The project will provide new sports facilities – including a new four-court sports hall, an activity studio for classes such as boxing and dance, and three new outdoor games areas and a brand new art space.

ARK Putney is part of ARK Schools, a group of schools that aims to give children from all backgrounds an exceptional education. The group run 19 schools in London – all of those that have been inspected by Ofsted so far are rated as good or outstanding.