Students look to the future at Ark 6th Form

Visitors from the local area received a warm welcome at Ark 6th Form East Sussex’s Open Evening earlier this month.

The evening gave potential students and parents an insight into life at Ark 6th Form at the William Parker site.

James Hamilton, Head of Ark 6th Form East Sussex says the event was a great success. “The main hall was buzzing,” he said. “It was filled with guests eager to question and talk to sixth former students and staff.

“There were various displays and presentations throughout the academy, including stunning A Level artwork, performing arts and interactive experiments in the science department. The languages department provided Mediterranean food which was sampled and enjoyed by guests.”

Following a video showing Ark 6th Form students sharing their experiences, Mr Hamilton told students and parents about what the sixth form had to offer.

Along with hearing about the sixth form’s excellent academic results, with 47 percent of all A levels being graded A*-B and 76 percent being marked A*-C, potential students were also informed about the sixth form’s university bursaries.

The bursaries, which are between £3-30,000 over the course of a university degree, are offered through the Ark network to high-performing students.

Amongst those Ark 6th Form East Sussex students who were awarded bursaries last year were Russell, who is now studying Physics at Oxford University, and Jiakun, now studying Medicine at Imperial College London.

Mr Hamilton added: “It was fantastic to see so many students and parents at our open evening as we prepare to help even more students to progress to university or a career of their choice.

“One of the big advantages of being a student at Ark 6th Form East Sussex is that, as a school sixth form, teachers know their students personally and are able to tailor lessons to suit their individual needs.

“We continue to build on our success from previous years, which has seen Ark 6th Form East Sussex students go on to Oxford, Cambridge and Russell Group universities, to ensure that each of our students can achieve their full potential.”

Anyone seeking a sixth form place for September 2017 who missed the open evening can call Donna Howell on 01424 448225 to arrange an appointment to see Ark 6th Form in action.