How to apply
Applications to start Sixth Form in September 2023 opened in October 2022.
Applications are made directly to our sixth form and can be made via a link that will show on this website.
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.
We offer two key pathways at Ark INA Sixth Form.
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: a minimum of 5 GCSE grades 9-5 including English language and Maths. You will also need to meet the individual entry criteria for specific 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: a minimum of 5 GCSE grades 9-4 including English language and Maths. You will also need to meet the individual entry criteria for specific subjects.
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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.
|Applied Science BTEC National Extended Diploma (3 A levels)||GCSE Combined Science Grade 5-5.
Grade 5 in GCSE Biology and Chemistry.
|Art & Design||Grade 6 in GCSE Art and Design.|
|Biology||Grade 6 in GCSE Biology.
Combined Science Grade 6-6.
|Business BTEC National Extended Diploma (3 A levels)||Grade 5 in GCSE Maths.|
|Chemistry||Grade 6 in GCSE Chemistry.
Combined Science Grade 6-6.
|Computer Science||Grade 7 in GCSE Computer Science and Grade 7 in GCSE Maths.
Entrance exam if GCSE Computer Science not studied.
|Drama & Theatre Studies||Grade 5 in GCSE Drama.|
|Economics||Grade 6 in GCSE Maths.|
|English Literature||Grade 6 in GCSE English literature.|
|French||Grade 7 in GCSE French.|
|Further Mathematics||Grade 8 in GCSE Maths and entrance exam|
|Geography||Grade 6 in GCSE Geography.
Grade 6 in GCSE English Literature if GCSE Geography not studied.
|History||Grade 6 in GCSE History.
Grade 6 in GCSE English Literature if GCSE History not studied.
|Mathematics||Grade 7 in GCSE Maths and entrance exam.|
|Music||Grade 7 in GCSE Music.|
|Physical Education||Grade 5 in GCSE PE.
Grade 5 in GCSE English language if GCSE PE not studied.
|Physics||Grade 7 in GCSE Physics. Combined Science Grade 7-7.
Grade 7 in GCSE Maths.
|Politics||No subject specific entrance requirements. General entrance requirements will apply.|
|Psychology||Grade 6 in GCSE Biology, Combined Science grade 6-6.|
|Religious Education||Grade 5 in GCSE Religious Studies.
Grade 5 in GCSE English Literature if GCSE Religious Studies is not studied.
|Sociology||No subject specific entrance requirements. General entrance requirements will apply.|
|Spanish||Grade 7 in GCSE Spanish.|