How to apply
Applications are made directly to our sixth form, using the link below.
Applications for September 2023 are now open.
Each student must complete an application form with details of predicted grades and related course options. After submitting an application, each student will have a formal admissions interview with a member of the Sixth Form team in February. We then send out conditional offers based on the student’s predicted grades and their related courses options at that time. Offers are subject to change in accordance with the actual results a student achieves.
If you have any questions about the admissions process, don't hesitate to get in contact.
A Level Pathway
We offer the core academic A Level subjects that we know are most valued by good universities, and that allow you to keep your progression options as open as possible. Most students will study three linear A levels; some will take a fourth subject, depending on GCSE results.
Entry criteria: 6 GCSE grades at 6-9 including English Language and Maths. Students need to achieve at least a 6 at GCSE in their chosen A Level subjects or closely related subjects.
Professional Pathways is an innovative programme of study for Ark BTEC students aged 16-18, comprising a high quality vocational curriculum that is directly relevant to the workplace and teaches students key employability skills. This programme is aimed at preparing students to apply for selective universities or for progression directly into employment through school leaver programmes or degree apprenticeships.
Entry criteria: 5 subjects at GCSE with Grade 4 and above, including at least a 4 in English and Mathematics.
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Ark's unique Professional Pathways programme
Sixth formers love our unique vocational alternative to A levels, which provides them with the skills they need to thrive at university and throughout their career.
Access game-changing bursaries
For Year 13 leavers going onto higher education, we offer bursaries ranging from £3,000 to £50,000 to help with the financial costs of university life.
Best-in-class careers provision
Our pupils dream big for life after school thanks to our highly aspirational careers programme, which includes visits to prestigious universities and employers, one-to-one guidance and a rich programme of workshops and visiting speakers.
Biology: 7 in GCSE Science
Chemistry: 7 in GCSE Science
Economics: 6 in GCSE Mathematics and English Language
English: 6 in GCSE English Literature & Language
Art and Design: 6 in GCSE Art
French: 6 in GCSE French
Further Mathematics: 8 in GCSE Mathematics
Geography: 6 in GCSE Geography
Government & Politics: 6 in GCSE Humanities subject
History: 6 in GCSE History
Mathematics: 7 in GCSE Mathematics
Media: 6 in GCSE English
Music: 6 in GCSE Music
Physics: 7 in GCSE Science
Psychology: 6 in GCSE Science & GCSE English
Religion, Philosophy & Ethics: 6 in Religious Education
Sociology: 6 in GCSE Humanities subject