How to apply
Applications are made directly to our sixth form, using the link below.
If you have any questions about the admissions process, don't hesitate to get in contact.
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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. We offer four subjects: IT, Business, Sport and Exercise Science, and Applied Science.
Entry criteria: 5+ GCSE grades are 4 or above including English and maths
Our Foundation programme dedicated 1 year course for pupils who need to resit GSCE Maths or English. You will study either Maths, English Language or both. Alongside this you will study for a Level 3 qualification, equivalent to 1 A Level, in either ICT or Business Studies. This means you are not simply repeating Yr 11 – but gaining new skills and knowledge you can use to progress to college, or onto a full Professional Pathway with us in 21-22.
Entry criteria: 5 GCSE's at Grade 3 or above including a grade 3 in English or Maths
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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.