Ark Walworth Academy Students Exceed Expectations

Thursday 21 September 2017

Ark Walworth Academy 2017 has again exceeded last year’s results and we have achieved our highest GCSE and A level results!


The progress that we have added to the students over 5 years exceeds the national average and expectation: we add more value and progress than the national trend: +0.4 vs national 0.0.

4% achieved grade 9 in English, which is above the national expectation of only 3%. Similarly in Maths an exceptional 4.23% achieved the new grade 9. This truly demonstrates the potential of our determined teachers and our actively supportive parents.

60% of students achieved 4+ in both English and Maths, whilst 84% of student achieved a 4+ in English.

We achieved over 174 A/A* grades overall – our highest yet.

We are very pleased with these results and they represent the hard work of students and teachers, and the continuing support of our parents. Whilst pleased, we are by no means complacent; we are aiming for higher and look to improve every year.

A level (incl equivalents)

The progress and value we add to our students at the end of year 13 is well above national average: Level 3 value added +0.54. This is the highest result for all Ark secondary schools.

52% of all A level grades were A*-B grades and all our students achieved at least 3 A levels passes. As a result we have 55% of students going on to Russell group universities.

Our Proud Students

We had some exceptional achievements from a range of students from those who excelled with top grades for all subjects to those students who achieved well above what was expected if in any other school.

Sehal Onen - achieved grade 9 in three subjects: English Language, English Literature and Maths, 5 A* grades and 1 A grade. She is now going on to study 4 A levels and will undoubtedly fulfil her dream to go on and study at Oxford University.
Kim Ademaj - achieved grade 9 for English language, 8 for English Literature and grade 9 for maths. She also achieved 4 A* and 2 A grades       


Opeoluwa Adagunodo - achieved and 8 in English and a 9 in maths as well as 5 A* and 2 A grades. His ambition is to go on to study at Kings College university after achieving A* grades at A level

Other successes include Samuel Raifu who achieved his place at Rugby Public School with a full scholarship from the Arnold Foundation.

Year 13 Success Stories, Class or 2017

It has been a marvellous year for our Year 13 students Class of 2017 with all students securing the grades necessary to go to their chosen university. Here are five students that give you a flavour of the success our Year 13 students enjoyed this year.

Ayub Hagi achieved AAB in A2 Chemistry, Maths and Biology respectively and is now off to St George’s in Tooting to study Medicine. It is an impressive achievement given that only one in ten students who apply to study Medicine secure a place. Besides achieving the pre-requisite grades, Ayub completed the necessary clinical work experience in the Royal London Dermatology Department and Queen Elizabeth Pain Clinic.  Students at Walworth Academy Sixth Form are supported with securing Work Experience in their chosen field, which makes them stronger candidates in the increasingly competitive market place.
Similarly, Yinka Daniel achieved AAB in Economics, Psychology and English and secured an offer to study Law at City University in London. She worked tirelessly to secure these grades. Outside the classroom, she completed work experience with Shearman and Sterling Corporate Law Firm, Murray’s Criminal Solicitors in the Walworth Road and barristers from Garden Court Chambers, with whom we run an Access to the Bar scheme. 
Like a lot of our students, Yaghoub Fazeli has had to overcome massive obstacles to achieve success. He came to Britain aged 14 from Iran, with no English, completing his GCSE’s at Harris Academy Peckham. It took him two years to master the language. Yaghoub then joined our Walworth family taking AS Levels in Year 12. First time round, Yaghoub achieved disappointing results but showing true grit he retook the year and has gone on to achieve AAC at A2 in Maths, Further Maths and Economics. He has secured a place at Royal Holloway to study Maths.     

Yaghoub is a student who exemplifies our Walworth Academy CARES Values; he tutors children in Maths and English at Kumon in Peckham and works as a translator for refugees who come to his Church: he speaks English, Arabic and Persian.

Our Level 3 BTEC students also did extremely well with students like Aleks Semionov achieving DDD in his Applied Science course. He completed work experience at the Infectious Diseases Department at Guy’s Hospital and was inspired to study bio-Medical Sciences. He is now off to Sussex University. Alex was also one of twelve students awarded the Southwark Scholarship Bursary Award of £27000, which covers the cost of university fees.  Alex was chosen not only for being a model student, but for the contribution he too makes in his local community. He is a corporal in South East London Army Cadets and helps out on the Brandon Estate Youth Club. 
Finally, Frederick Williams achieved D*D*D* in his Level 3 BTEC Business and is about to start a degree at Sussex University in Business and Management with a professional placement year. Our BTEC Business students follow a Professional Pathways course put together by the ARK Academy chain, bringing together a professional qualification with work experience on a monthly basis. The students followed the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Business, while also developing work skills with various businesses, for example, IFDS-International Financial Data Services based in Essex, a third party administrator for financial services.