Celebrating a great improvement in GCSE results

Students celebrate a great improvement in GCSE results

Students at ARK William Parker Academy celebrated a great improvement in GCSE results this year, with 57% of our students gaining passes in English and Maths, compared with 40% in 2013.

70% of our boys gained a grade C or above in English; up from 42% in 2013.

In both English and Maths, we are above the national average.

Principal Mark Phillips said, “I am delighted with this improvement and congratulate staff and students on the outcome of all their hard work.”

Exceptional performances from:

Russell Reid, Jack Whiteman, Arash Khallaghi, Rhys Verlander, George Andrews, Jayesh Fernando, Barnaby Gooch, Daniel Graveling, Abraiz Hammad, Daniel Quinnell, with all boys gaining 8 or more A*/A grades.

Comments from our students:

Arash - "I am really happy and relieved; I got an A* in every subject that I want to study at university."

Jack - "I'm so happy; I'm amazed; I got nothing lower than an A."

Maz, who could not stop smiling, said "I am so happy; I have achieved the grades that I needed to do my electrical course."

Russell was so thrilled, all he kept saying was "Oh God, Oh God, Oh God... I'm so happy."

Joseph - "I'm very happy and my mum will be happy. I have really enjoyed the last 5 years here and now I want to do a business course."

George - "I'm happy with my results, as I beat all my target grades. I'm going to stay at ARK 6th Form."

George - I'm really pleased; I can't wait to tell my mum. My aim is take economics at university."


Arash - 14 GCSEs including 10A*/A


Jack - 11 A*/A and 1 Distinction


Russell - 8A*, 3A and 1 Distinction


Maz - "I can do my electrical course."


Daniel - 8 A*/A and 2 Distinctions


George - "I beat all my target grades."


George - 12 GCSEs including 9A*/A


Joseph - "I'm really happy with my results."