GCSE Results continue to soar at ARK Kings!

Roger Punton, principal at ARK Kings congratulates Sufiyan on GCSE success

Students at Ark Kings Academy celebrated their best set of GCSE results yet with the number of students achieving five A*- C grades, including English and maths, reaching 51% at Kings, up 5% on 2014.  The GCSE Results this year represent another year of improvement and the best ever results for the academy which has seen GCSE results more than double since joining the Ark network in 2012. 

“Once again our students have shown real determination and commitment in their studies and I am delighted that so many of them have done so well.  Our results are climbing year on year and with work on our new school building starting next month I can see a very bright future for Ark Kings Academy.  Every one of our students is going on to further study, or has secured an apprenticeship or employment, and I know that each and every one of them will thrive.  I wish them all the very best for the future.” - Roger Punton, Principal


Student progress is now significantly above the national average at Ark Kings Academy with 87% of students making expected or better than expected progress in English, and 73% in maths - 62% of students achieved grades A* - C in these core subjects.  There were also notable successes in Art with 92% of students achieving A* - C, 77% in Science and 70% in ICT.

There were GCSE success stories in all areas of the school with some of the notable subject specific headlines including:

  • English (language) achieved 62% A* to C with over 85% making nationally expected progress and over 35% exceeding nationally expected progress.
  • Mathematics achieved 62% A* to C with over 70% making nationally expected progress and over 32% exceeding nationally expected progress.
  • Science achieved 77% A*-C with at least one GCSE and 38% achieving two science GCSEs,  BTEC Science also performed well with 80% of students earning a C grade equivalent or better.
  • Art achieved 94% A*-C
  • ICT achieved 70% A*-C
  • Music achieved 67% A*-C
  • RE achieved 62% A*-C
  • Top grades of A* were achieved in RE, English Language,  Mathematics, Science, and ICT.