Students celebrate A level success

Ark 6th Form East Sussex is celebrating its excellent A level results, with a number of students achieving the top grades.

A member of the Ark network of high-performing schools, Ark 6th Form East Sussex has already sent students to top universities like Oxford, Cambridge and Imperial College London.

This year’s A Level results show that there was an increase in attainment of those achieving A* to B; students excelled in Maths with 91%, Spanish 100%, Further Maths 84% and Dance 80%.

Amongst those students is Adam who got 1 x A* in Biology and 3 x A’s in Chemistry, Maths and Physics.

He is off to Loughborough University to study Bioengineering. He said ‘On opening my results I had a great sense of relief as I had accomplished what I had been working on for the last two years. It was a big weight off my shoulders. I feel ecstatic as my heart was set on Loughborough University; I got my first choice, it's perfect for me!’

Yasir got 2 x A* A-levels in History and RE, an A in Economics and an A in Maths and will be going to the University of Warwick to study Politics, Philosophy and Economics.

He said ‘I’ve been really nervous and anxious for the whole week. When I opened my results I was over the moon. I’m really shocked I’ve done so well and it still hasn’t sunk in. I’m so happy! I would like to thank my teachers, friends, family and Villier’s Park - I couldn’t have done it without them.’

Cai Ying achieved 1 x A* in Maths, an A in Further Maths and a B in Economics. She is off to Exeter University to study Accounting and Finance.

She said ‘I feel really happy. I never thought about going to university because my first year at Ark 6th Form was also my first year in the UK. My parents will feel excited and happy that I’m going off to university in September as I’m the first in my family to go.’

Anna achieved 4 x A’s in Economics, Maths, Further Maths and History and is going to Edinburgh University to study Economics. She said ‘I feel happy and somewhat overwhelmed. My teachers helped me with my confidence and the Villier’s Park course was a big influence too.’

Ashleigh achieved 2 x As and a B and is going to study Biological Sciences at Bristol University. She said ‘I’m really happy with my results and got what I expected. My time at Ark 6th form has been excellent. The teachers are very dedicated, and I felt they knew me well; they ensured their teaching suited my needs. At Ark 6th Form we were allocated time and space for quiet study and we had good resources. I found the extra curricular activities very helpful, especially the Villiers Park 5 day residential trip.’

Chloe who is going to study Dance Education at Canterbury Christchurch University said 'I'm absolutely ecstatic with my results and look forward to progressing onto university. I can't thank my teachers enough for the support to help me overcome the past few years.'

Yafet said 'I am proud and happy with my results; they have got me where I wanted to go. I am going to study Chemical Engineering at Queen Mary University. I have been at Ark William Parker and Ark 6th Form for 5 years and it's been a great experience.'

Stephanie Newman, Principal of Ark William Parker said:

‘Our students have made really strong progress. The attainment in Maths, with 91% achieving A* to B is really fantastic.  This is testament to the high expectations here that help our students secure some top grades across the board. Today's results reflect the hard work and dedication of all our students and teachers. We are very proud of what they have achieved.’

Yvonne Powell, Executive Principal of Ark William Parker and Ark Helenswood said:

‘Ark 6th Form has achieved a set of very good results and continues to improve year on year. Our students now have great opportunities to proceed to university or into a career of their choice.  I must congratulate not only our students but also our hard working and committed staff who make this possible.’

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