Sixth Form Open Evening

All interested students are welcome to join us for our Sixth Form Open Evening.

Tuesday 17th October, 5-7pm.

Pastoral care

Ark St Alban’s Academy prides itself on its care for each individual student.

Tutor Groups

All students are assigned to a tutor group – this tutor is responsible for overseeing the academic and pastoral needs of their students. Tutor groups meet each day and students have regular one-to-one interviews with their tutor to review progress. Academic support is also provided during supervised study periods. We are very proud of our close working relationship with parents, and our Parents’ Forum that meets every week is open to all.

Academic support

Supervised study and directed study are initiatives which support the difficult transition from Year 11 to Year 12. We provide a silent, focused environment where students can concentrate on their studies and develop the self discipline needed for them to access university or the career of their choice. In the light of research showing that most sixth forms do not equip young people with the study skills they need to become independent learners, we provide weekly lessons on essential skills and ensure these skills are embedded during subsequent lessons.

Careers Guidance

Our students have regular access to an expert careers counsellor in addition to the guidance given through tutor groups, assemblies and the library careers information area. Advice and support is also available on all aspects needed to prepare for university: UCAS, applications, interview guidance and practice, and finance etc.

You can read more about our careers support here

Dress code

Ark St Alban’s Academy has very high expectations of our students and we feel that the way students present themselves in an academic setting reflects their self-esteem and aspirations. Our Sixth Form students wear business suits of their own choosing, reflecting what you would expect to wear in a professional environment.