Open Evening - students hear about the opportunities at our sixth form

Staff and students gave a warm welcome to visitors at our Open Evening.  The evening gave potential students and parents from Hastings and the surrounding areas an insight into life at Ark 6th Form at the William Parker site.

The main hall was filled with stands displaying work and information on a variety of subjects on offer. The atmosphere was buzzing as guests questioned staff and talked to sixth form students about life at sixth form. Guests had the opportunity to see displays and presentations throughout the academy, including dance, amazing pieces of A Level artwork and various experiments in the science department.

Students and parents heard from James Hamilton, Head of Ark 6th Form East Sussex, about what the sixth form has to offer. He outlined that the 6th Form achieved excellent value added in the summer of 2018. Specifically, the A-Level provision was ranked inside the top 25% nationwide for student progress, whilst the BTEC provision has been rated as within the top 10%”

James Hamilton said, “It was fantastic to see so many students and parents at our open evening as we prepare to help even more achieve their full potential.

“We are committed to providing an outstanding education for all of our students. One of the big advantages of being a student at Ark 6th Form East Sussex is that we are a school sixth form where teachers know their students personally and are able to tailor lessons to suit their individual needs.

“We are continuing 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 progress to university or a career of their choice." 

If you are seeking a sixth form place for September 2019 and missed the open evening, please call Donna Howell on 01424 448225 to arrange an appointment to see Ark 6th Form in action.

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