Welcome to the Ark Walworth Academy Sixth Form

Our key aim is to enable our students to achieve the great grades needed to progress to their next academic step, as well in developing individuals who are well-rounded, open minded, articulate and highly employable. We are extremely aspirational for all our students and have been delighted to see them achieve results that put them in the top 25% of schools and colleges nationally for the progress they have made during sixth form. The excellent progress our students make in sixth form is driven by a core commitment to teaching and learning. We provide our students with a high-quality learning experience in a formal and academic environment. Ofsted identifies that “…learning is always good and much is outstanding.”

Attainment and Progress    
UCAS Points A Level BTEC Extended Diploma
51% A*- B    

(or equivalent)

+18% from 2015/6


72% A*- C

(or equivalent)

+ 9% from 2015/16


No E / U grades

Avg. 345.12 UCAS points

50% 3+ A*-B grades  

74% 3+ A*-C grades 


ALPS 3 T score

94% D*D*D* or DDD     


ALPS 2 T Score


Our committed teaching staff monitor student progress rigorously and support students to achieve the grades required for their chosen university or aspirational school leaver programme. In the last two years our students have been awarded over £40,000 in Ark bursaries to support their continuing education.

We are proud to have seen many of our leavers progress to degree courses at excellent universities such as Oxford, King’s College London and similar top tier institutions, as well as onto higher apprenticeships with prestigious employers such as Balfour Beatty. 100% of our students who wanted to attend university secured places. The proportion of our students progressing to Russell Group universities exceeds national average of 10% with 19% securing places at these institutions in 2017 and 53% to top-third institutions compared to 25% nationally.

We are also committed to providing a wide range of enrichment opportunities to ensure all of our students gain broader experience and skills that will help them succeed at university and beyond in their professional working lives. Weekly enrichment opportunities include sport, LAMDA drama qualifications, debate society, model United Nations, Micro Tyco and also allow for volunteering. Our students relish these opportunities to develop alongside their academic studies.

We ensure that our students have unique opportunities for work experience and professional mentoring through our partnerships with law firms such as Shearman & Sterling and finance firms such as J.P. Morgan, Bloomberg, and State Street. Our dedicated pastoral provision, in conjunction with Art network partners, IntoUniversity and the Access Project, ensure that students have the support they need to realise their potential.

Ark Walworth students are fortunate to have a range of dedicated sixth form spaces in the school, including a fully equipped study centre with individual study stations and common room.

Our core expectation of students is that they are willing to embrace the hard work required to reach excellence in both their studies and extra-curricular activities. Our expectations are unashamedly high, both in terms of the academic progress and they attitude displayed towards the school, peers and teachers. High levels of attendance, impeccable punctuality and a professional dress code are at the core of our successful sixth form. We know that the excellent habits developed in our formal academic setting support strong examination performance and build the right habits to be successful in the world of work.