Ark Alexandra Academy 6th Form 

Our small, effective and highly successful 6th form provides specialist and high quality teaching and support for each one of our students. Our 2018 progress outcomes are ranked in the top 25% of schools in the UK.

Ark Alexandra Academy 6th Form will continue to build upon this success providing a seamless transition from GCSE into Post 16 qualifications in an environment where every student is known as an individual. We are ambitious for all of our students to achieve the best outcomes and progress to a top university or into a career of their choice.

Last year 15% graduated to study at a Russell group university and 17% accepted a high level apprenticeship.  To achieve this, we have high expectations and standards:

  • Relentless expectations of our students’ attendance, hard work and study habits.
  • Expert teaching in vocational and academic subjects from teachers who have a proven track record of success and who have strong working relationships with their students.
  • High quality 1:1 career advice and guidance that supports all students to make informed choices regarding their future and prepares them well for their application to university and the world of work.
  • Wider curriculum experiences that include volunteering opportunities within and beyond the school such as certificated coaching qualifications and outdoor and adventurous activities. 
  • A character programme that continues to support the development of their social, moral, spiritual and cultural understanding. 
  • The opportunity to apply for a bursary to support their academic studies whilst in the 6th form and for university. More recently, a student received a £30,000 bursary towards their tuition fees.

Ark Sixth Form Overview

Ark Alexandra Sixth Form offers a total of 18 Academic A-Levels alongside a Professional Pathway in Business Studies. We are a small and successful Sixth Form that focuses on building strong relationships with our students. These relationships help foster a kind and caring community where the student comes first.

Students in the Sixth Form also benefit from a wide-ranging pastoral programme that aims to broaden the educational experience of every student. Students cover topics ranging from work experience right through to Human Rights.

Over the last two years we have delivered and maintained good academic outcomes for our students. This is supported by the quality of the destinations that our students progress onto. For example, in 2019 24% of student progressed onto Russell Group institutions.

Entry requirements and student applications

Entry to Ark Alexandra Sixth Form is based on students achieving a minimum of five good GCSE passes (including English and Maths). It is recommended that you achieve at least a 6 in the subject that you wish to study at A-Level.

All applications to Ark Alexandra Sixth Form need to be made through e-prospectus. You will need to register with an account before you can make the application. Once logged in you need to search for Ark Alexandra Sixth Form and apply for the courses that you wish to study.

Any specific queries can be made to James Hamilton, Assistant Headteacher responsible for Sixth Form, Careers, Data and Assessment. He can be contacted on the following e-mail address j.hamilton@arkalexandra.org.

Academic performance

A-Level three-year trend

Year

A*-B

A*-C

A*-E

Alps

L3VA

2016/17

36.5%

62%

97.9%

7

-0.21

2017/18

45.7%

79%

100%

3

+0.11

2018/19

55.1%

80.5%

100%

4

-0.06

Vocational three-year trend

Year

D*-D

D*-M

D*-P

Alps

L3VA

2016/17

81.2%

88.2%

100%

6

-0.16

2017/18

85.5%

96.4%

100%

4

+0.64

2018/19

100%

100%

100%

2

+1.09

GCSE re-take

 

Maths

English

2018/19 entries

7

7

Total number of students passed in 2018/19

3

4

% Total passed Ark Alexandra Sixth Form

42.86

57.14

% National pass rate June 2019

22.30

31.90

Student destinations

The Russell Group represents 24 of the leading research University in the United Kingdom. Graduates of the Russell Group on average experience higher graduate earnings and improved graduate employment prospects