Where do our students go next?

Ark William Parker destinations performance

We know that success at school is about more than passing exams and we are committed to ensuring that every Ark William Parker student has a positive destination after they leave us.

Year 11 Destinations

Last year we had 116 students complete their Year 11 studies with us, of which;

  • 99% are now in education or training
  • 78% have progressed on to providers which are rated as Good or Outstanding by Ofsted
  • 12% are here for sixth form provision and are now studying Level 3 A level and BTEC courses.

Year 13 Destinations

Of our 73 Year 13 leavers;

  • 36% have progressed on to a top third university or a top 100 apprenticeship provider
  • Overall, 61% have progressed to university (a further 7% have deferred entry to take a gap year)
  • 22% have progressed on to an apprenticeship or another form of employment
  • 8% are continuing in the sixth form for another academic year

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.