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Ark Helenswood students celebrate stunning GCSE results!

Students from Ark Helenswood and Ark William Parker are celebrating a strong and significantly improved set of GCSE results.

The number of students achieving the new benchmark score of 4 or better on their GCSEs (including English and Maths) - equivalent to the old C grade - has risen at both schools.

Ark Helenswood Academy, already the highest performing school in Hastings, saw further impressive improvement in results, rising 8 percentage points up from 58% to 66%, above national average.

At Ark William Parker Academy results are also on the up, rising from 44% to 49%, a marked improvement for the school.

Yvonne Powell, Executive Principal of Ark Helenswood and Ark William Parker, said: ‘This is a very strong set of results for both schools. Attainment overall has significantly improved on last year. What makes it even more special is that this is in the face of much harder GCSE exams this year. Overall, both schools are getting better and better, year on year. Congratulations to all our students who have worked so hard to achieve this, as well as their dedicated teachers.’