Ark All Saints Academy celebrate best ever GCSE exam results 2022
Thursday 25 August 2022
Students at Ark All Saints received the best exam results the school has ever had today.
• 71% of the scholars at Ark All Saints passed English and Maths
• 45% achieved a grade 5 or above
Lucy Frame, founding Principal, commented “Our scholars have been through so much over the last couple of years, but this shows that consistent, hard work is rewarded. I am so proud of what every scholar has achieved, and we can’t wait to see what impact they make on the wider community.”
Erin Moir, who achieved three 9s in RE and the Sciences, five 8s and one 7 will be heading to the prestigious Brit School.
Left to Right: Lucy Frame (Principal), Erin Moir and Toni-Marie Kidd (Pastoral Director Year 11)
She said, “I am really excited to be furthering my passion for the arts by attending the Brit School in Croydon where I will be studying Musical theatre and English Literature A level. After a challenging audition process, I know how fortunate I am to be studying there with such amazing facilities and experienced staff. I was a bit apprehensive at first to not be following a purely academic route but those around me were constantly supportive, encouraging me to pursue my passions no matter how hard it may be. During my time at Ark All Saints Academy I have been supported and nurtured not only in my love of academic study but also in my love of music and drama. The school have invested in me throughout my time at AASA giving me opportunities, at a time when arts provision in schools was being reduced, including making me Scholar leader of the music department which has given me performance, leadership and collaboration skills which will impact me in my future life. A huge highlight for me was performing as the guest vocalist at the Ark Music Gala at the Barbican Centre earlier this year, an amazing opportunity and a real privilege that I will never forget. In my own time, I volunteer with an international social justice group which raises awareness around gender-based violence and education for girls and I work at a local stage school assisting in teaching young children musical theatre and confidence skills. My hopes for the future are to continue working hard, learning from others and eventually my dream would be to have a professional career in performing arts whilst continuing to advocate for greater arts provision in schools and for women and girls around the world who feel they have no voice. I am so grateful for all the teachers who have supported me in these last few years, especially during Covid, when they went above and beyond to make sure we had all the support we needed. I am excited to take all that I have learned into the future, especially the four core values of AASA of integrity, responsibility, confidence and success!”
Samuel Gagataek also heading to STAC with five 9s and three 8s
Amjed achieved seven 8s and two 7s
Dreaon McDonald Simms, who is the resident politician and achieved a 9 in History and 8s in English Literature and Religious Education, said: “I want to study English, History, Philosophy and Politics, and will be attending Ark Globe Academy. To be honest I'm not really sure on what I want to do after sixth form, so I chose the subjects I really enjoy and am passionate about! I’m also a member of the Youth Parliament; I am deputy Leader, (so I'm essentially like vice principal I help lead the group of around 20 of us). I help formulate agendas for the groups to follow as well as action plans and meeting dates to go by. I've also been thinking of doing Olympic Taekwondo or some form of mixed martial arts (Harris Westminster even has a capoeira and fencing club) despite that having nothing to do with the GCSEs I have chosen. I also aspire to be an Author, maybe even a worldwide one! In my sixteen years of life, Taekwondo and Writing have been the things most true to me that I can say will always be a part of me.”
Left to right: Martha Soto Bazan one 9, one 8, three 7s and three 6s
Hadil Huballah, one 8, three 7s and two 6s
Dreaon McDonald Simms, one 9, two 8s, three 6s.