In the summer of 2017, Ark 6th Form East Sussex celebrated its excellent A level results, with a number of students achieving the top grades. Read more here.

Attainment and progress

*2016 combined figures from CCR

The above table highlights the performance of Ark Sixth Form in comparison to the national average. On average students across the United Kingdom achieve C+ in their A-Levels at the end Key Stage 5. Academic progress measures the distance that students travel in terms of attainment over their two years in Sixth Form. If an institution achieves an academic progress score of zero then students make expected progress based on their prior attainment at GCSE. A score above this indicates better than expected progress, while equally a score below zero indicates that students don’t make as much progress as would be expected. 

Progress in English and Maths

The above table highlights the progress that students make when re-taking their GCSE English or Maths in the Sixth Form. A score of zero indicates that students make no further progress based on their prior attainment in the previous year. A score of greater than zero indicates that students make progress whilst a score of less than zero indicates the opposite. 


No official national statistics available for comparison. This national average is taken from the analysis here:

The retention measure indicates how many students that started Sixth Form in Year 12 are continuing studies into Year 13. This measure is a good indication of the quality of Careers Information Advice and Guidance that students receive prior to enrolment. 


The destinations measure focuses on the quality of post-18 destinations that students from Ark Sixth Form progress onto in comparison to the national average and locally (East Sussex). This data table indicates that 100% of student progressed onto positive destinations in 2016/17.

The Russell Group measure provides data on those students who progress onto the United Kingdom’s most prestigious institutions higher education institutions.

On all measures Ark Sixth Form performs very well. 


Performance Data

The Department for Education's school performance data for the school can be found by clicking here.

Our headline figures can be found here.

Past Success

Frank - studying medicine at University College London

Frank achieved 4 As and 1 B and will be studying medicine at University College London.

When Frank opened his results, he exclaimed "It's awesome!" He went on to say "I want to thank all my teachers for their support, without them I couldn’t have done it. I’m really happy that I got into UCL.”



Russell - studying Physics at Oxford University

From an early age, Russell has known he wanted to pursue a career in physics. He said, “I enjoyed maths when I was growing up; you would come up with equations, but you couldn’t really conceive what they meant - physics is a way to input that into the real world.”  

At Ark 6th Form East Sussex, Russell has been able to explore his interest and show his impressive academic aptitude. He studied physics, chemistry, maths and further maths, as well as further additional maths - which he has completed in a single year, rather than the normal two.  

Russell is already looking forward to his career after university and the great opportunities a degree in physics from a top university will open up. He says, “I’d like to do a PhD, and then perhaps go into lecturing or make documentaries about physics.”

Awarded the Marshall Wace Bursary from Ark, to help with his expenses.


Zoe - studying Dentistry at King’s College London

Zoe puts her drive to work in healthcare down to a trip to the dentist, “In Year 10, I went to the dentist after my dad accidentally chipped my tooth and I was so impressed by the way my dentist responded to the situation. I was hysterical and he calmed me down, in such a professional way.”

This event kick-started Zoe’s desire to find out more about dentistry and led to her gaining work experience in general dental practices.

Zoe says her teachers’ support during her university application made a huge difference; she said, “My science teachers have been encouraging from day one. They arranged for me to speak to previous Ark 6th Form East Sussex students, who have gone on to degrees in healthcare, which gave me an insight into what the degree would be like. Without that, I don’t think I would have been as confident in my decision.”


Jiakun - Studying Medicine at Imperial College London

Jiakun joined Ark William Parker in 2012 and went on to do A Levels at Ark 6th Form East Sussex.  

Jiakun said, “Our teachers inspired us with their passion and enthusiasm, they gave me all the knowledge and moral support, I didn’t just learn what kind of subject I wanted to do, but also what type of person I want to be in life.

“With the help from Ark and my teachers, I was able to complete my Gold CREST Award, the Nuffield Research Programme and some work experience at the Conquest Hospital, which were very important for my UCAS application. I did not expect teachers to be so supportive, patient and responsive. I am so glad that I chose Ark 6th Form East Sussex.”

Awarded a Marshall Wace Bursary from Ark, to help with his expenses.


Our Year 12 to Year 13 retention is 89%.