Open evening at Ark 6th Form East Sussex was a great success
On Wednesday 9th November, visitors from Hastings and the surrounding areas received a very warm welcome at Ark 6th Form East Sussex’s Open Evening. The evening gave potential students and parents an insight into life at Ark 6th Form at the William Parker site.
The main hall was buzzing - filled with guests who were eager to question and talk to sixth form 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, students and parents heard from James Hamilton, Head of Ark 6th Form East Sussex, about what the sixth form had to offer.
As well as hearing about the sixth form’s excellent academic results, with 47% of all A levels being graded A*-B and 76% being marked A*-C, potential students also heard about the sixth form’s university bursaries. The bursaries, which are between £3,000 and £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.
James Hamilton said, “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 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 achieve their full potential.”
If you are seeking a sixth form place for September 2017 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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