Record-breaking A-level Results for Ark St Alban’s Academy Sixth Form

Friday 16 August 2019

The students of Ark St Alban’s Academy Sixth Form have once again achieved record-breaking results. A quarter of all A-Level students achieved 3 grades at A*-B, the highest proportion since the Sixth Form opened six years ago. In addition to this, 30% of all students, including those following BTEC courses, achieved the equivalent of 3 A*-B grades, and 63% of students attained 3 A*-C passes.


Religious Studies, History and English Literature achieved some stellar results- 90%, 89% and 75% A*-B respectively. Biology, Chemistry and Physics also achieved increases of 23%, 32% and 50% in their A*-B rates. To complement these outstanding A-Level achievements, 100% of BTEC students achieved a Merit, Distinction or Distinction* in their Level 3 courses.


Every student picking up their results has at least one offer from a university, and the majority of students will go on to study at a Russell Group institution. This includes 24 students who have received adjusted offers from the University of Birmingham after having completed the Access To Birmingham (A2B) programme. The following students all exceeded their target grades by a considerable distance, securing places at top-ranking universities:


Zeinab Barre – A*(highest possible grade, Psychology) BC. Going to study Biology at Queen Mary, University of London.

Aniqa Begum – D*D*D in Applied Science BTEC. Going to study Biomedical Sciences at Birmingham.

Halima Bibi – ABB. Going to study Medicine at Aston.

Aaron Farrell – BBB. Going to study Criminology at Birmingham.

Waheeda Jannat – D*D*D in Business BTEC. Going to study Business and International Relations at Aston.

Amirah Khan – D*D*D in Applied Science BTEC. Going to study Biomedical Science at Coventry.

Zafirah Khan – D*D*D* (highest possible grade in BTEC) in Applied Science BTEC. Going to study Biomedical Science at Coventry.

Haleema Masood – AAAC. Going to study Chemistry at Aston.

Henna Nadeem – D*D*D in Applied Science BTEC. Going to study Mechanical Engineering at Birmingham.

Waseem Shah – AABB. Going to study History and Theology at Birmingham.

Keeley-Marie Sheward – BBB. Going to study History at Warwick.

Sana Zaheer – AAB. Going to study Chemistry with Industrial Experience at Birmingham.


These figures have been achieved by the largest cohort the Sixth Form has ever taken on; 70 students have completed Year 13 this year, making the year group almost double the size of our 2018 alumni. The Sixth Form and its reputation continues to grow; next year’s cohort will consist of 90 students, with over 100 expected to enrol into our ‘Class of 2021’ next week.