A huge congratulations to all our Y11 students - our very first GCSE cohort! We are immensely proud of you all and wish you every success for the future. You have shown tremendous courage, resilience and determination. We will miss you but also hope you will keep in touch and come back to visit. Remember to call or email if you need support for the next step of educational journey.

Here are just a few of the success stories and some photos from today's results - I hope you enjoy reading about the results, future plans and seeing the photos:

Head Girl heading to Sixth Form

Head Girl, Afeefah Ahmed, has worked extremely hard and achieved a great set of results. She was awarded 3 Grade 9s, 1 Grade 8, 2 Grade 7s and 3 Grade 6s. Afeefah has consistently demonstrated our Ark values, represented Ark Victoria Academy at a range of events and has been an excellent role model for her peers. She intends to continue her studies at A Level at the University of Birmingham Sixth Form, studying English Literature, Psychology and History.

Speaking this morning, Afeefah said:

“This school is amazing! I could not have achieved these grades without my teachers. Thank you so much.”

Working towards his goal

Well done to Abdimajid Osman, who has achieved 1 Grade 8, 3 Grade 7s, 2 Grade 6s and 2 Grade 5s. Abdimajid will be joining the Under 18s team for Port Vale FC, where he will continue his studies in Sport and will continue to play football. Abdimajid said “the school and teachers pushed me to keep working hard and to be the best. I'm very happy with my results!”

We’re very proud of Abdimajid’s sport and academic results – keep up the great work, Abdimajid!


Jumping for joy

We are very proud of Deputy Head Boy, Jakaria Joy, who has achieved 4 Grade 9s, 2 Grade 8s, 2 Grade 7s and 1 Grade 5. Jakaria has been an asset to the school throughout the five years. Not only has he demonstrated an incredible work ethic during his time at Ark Victoria, teachers and students speak very highly of him. Jakaria intends to continue his studies at A Level in Computer Science, Maths, Business and Physics at the University of Birmingham Sixth Form. Jakaria said that his advice for the next cohort of Year 11 students is “hard work pays off in the long run.”

Well done, Jakaria!


College-bound and proud!

Well done to Maha Ahmed, who has achieved a fantastic set of GCSE grades. Maha came from Italy aged 10 years old and has demonstrated that a positive attitude and continued hard work pays off. Maha achieved 1 Grade 7, 4 Grade 6s, 1 Grade 5, a L2 Merit and 2 Grade 3s. She intends to study A Levels in RS, Psychology, Biology and Chemistry at Joseph Chamberlain College.

Speaking this morning, Maha said:

“Thank you to all of my teachers who supported me with my studies. I am very proud of my results.”

We are very proud of you, Maha!