Outstanding A level success for students at Ark St Alban’s Academy
Ark St Alban's is celebrating its outstanding A level and BTEC results as the number of students achieving the top grades rose yet again.
The number of students achieving at least three A*-B grades including equivalents rose by 20% to 49% - the grades needed to get into the country’s top universities – while 100% of students taking BTEC vocational qualifications passed with Distinction and above.
In 2016 92% of students at Ark St Alban’s Academy went on to study at university – with many going to the county’s top institutions such as King’s College London, Edinburgh, and Warwick.
Student Jasmin secured her place to study Law at the University of Birmingham along with her bursary of £2500 a year from leading international law firm Bird and Bird. Jasmin’s bursary also gives her the opportunity to to undertake three weeks work experience at the firm and, if successful in that, could be offered a graduate traineeship.
Hasoon Saeed (pictured below) got an C in psychology and B in sociology and a C in English literature is set to take up a place studying psychology at Aston or Coventry University.
Hasoon (left) said, “Your teachers know everything about you. They have that time to get to know you and how they should push you to your full potential. I’d definitely recommend St Alban’s – I think the teachers here are amazing and they’ll push you so hard.”
Students (pictured below) Nyala White, Ubah Hashi and Sherlicia Bobb were delighted with their results and destinations, heading for Nursing at University of Birmingham, Accounting at Aston and Nursing at Kings College London respectively.
Academy Principal Mark Gregory said:
“It is fantastic to see students and teacher’s hard work, focus and tenacity pay off on results day. The high expectations we have for each other and ourselves helps students secure some great results and enables them to get into great universities and other paths to future success.”