Ark William Parker Academy are celebrating after the percentage of students who earned at least five A*-Cs in their GCSEs increased by six per cent in the results released today (Thursday, August 20).
Those grades included both maths and English and means the percentage went up to 50 per cent.
Oliver Tattersfield passed 11 GCSEs and one BTEC and was thrilled to achieve two A*s, five As, four Bs and a distinction.
“I can only describe how I feel as ecstatic happiness mixed with an intense sense of relief; when you know you have worked so hard and then, finally, you get the end results. This is the best day of my life!” Oliver said.
“The teachers at Ark William Parker have been really supportive, especially the English department.
“I was not particularly good at English but with the help of my teachers I got an A and C.
“I will definitely be staying on for 6th Form and my aim is to go to university to study physics.”
Academy principal Daniel Hatley was delighted with the results and commended the hard work of all Ark William Parker staff.
“We are really pleased with the progress that we’ve made at Ark William Parker Academy,” he said.
“You can see that our students have a renewed sense of pride and purpose. These results show that all of our hard work is really starting to pay off.”
Student Billy Foster who achieved 9 GCSEs was very pleased with his results.
“It’s been really good here and the teachers have put in extra time with us, which has made a real difference,” he said.
“I’m really happy and surprised with my results.”
Other delighted students include Joshua Graham (five A*s, five As), Frank He (five A*s, three As), Stephen Jones (four A*s, six As), Ollie Owen (four A*s, six As), Matthew Browning (two A*s, five As) and Alex Pine (seven As).
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