Sixth Form Open Evening
All interested students are welcome to join us for our Sixth Form Open Evening.
Tuesday 17th October, 5-7pm.
Supporting student success
At Ark St Alban's Sixth Form, students are prepared for life beyond school and for the next steps in the studies and careers. We give a huge amount of support to help our students make those next steps – and it works.
In 2015, Tayyaba (pictured above) was the first Kaplan scholar from Birmingham for three years - securing one of just eight Accountancy Scholarships worth £15,000. She is now working at a Birmingham based firm.
The same year, St Alban’s sixth form students were awarded a staggering £123,000 in university bursaries and scholarships – enabling them to continue their studies at some of the country’s best universities, easing the financial strain on them and their families.
After achieving A*AAB at A level, Miski secured Ark’s £30,000 Reuben Bursary and is now studying Biochemistry at Warwick – and Malik fought off tough competition to win the Millennium Young Innovator Prize 2015 which awarded him a fully funded place to study a Mechanical Engineering degree at Birmingham City University.
Careers Education and Guidance
Careers Education and Guidance (CEIAG) plays an important part in the lives of students at Ark St Alban’s Academy. Our programme is designed to meet the needs of all students and is differentiated and personalised to ensure progression through activities that are appropriate to students’ stages of career learning, planning and development.
Weekly, whole school Future Readiness sessions underpin the programme as Form Tutors work with students delivering information & guidance relevant to particular age groups. In addition, all students see a qualified careers advisor at least three times throughout key stages 4 and 5.
Every student engages with universities and employers to raise aspirations and widen understanding of available degree courses and the careers available through them. Many students participate in a wide range of extra-curricular careers activities and a comprehensive mentoring programme.
A broad range of opportunities and employer led project work is available to sixth formers including access to lucrative university bursaries. Furthermore students are encouraged to serve the school community through a series of academy initiatives.
A dedicated Director of Post 16 Progression works across the academy to ensure the quality of our careers work, developing corporate and university partnerships to enhance provision.