Prepare for university

Our belief here at Ark Globe Academy is that all students are capable of studying in higher education, and all students should be supported to find and study a subject that is right for them. As such, there is provision throughout the academic year that ensures that each and every student is supported to make informed and practical decisions about their futures.

Year 12 students are educated about the world of higher education in regular assemblies throughout the year. They are also supported in weekly learning family workshops to research, think critically about and take action towards the idea of applying to university. This includes providing them with information and resources which ensure they are proactive in identifying and developing their degree-subject passion early, such as learning the differences between types of degrees, and how to write a strong personal statement.

Our aim is that all students, by the time they reach the end of Year 12, are knowledgeable and motivated enough to spend the summer holidays continuing to develop their interests independently. This ensures that all university applications are being developed in a comprehensive, incremental way from early on in their Sixth Form experience.

When our students enter into Year 13, they receive concentrated and personalised support as soon as they return in September to consolidate all parts of their university application. This takes place every Wednesday afternoons during enrichment periods, and throughout the Autumn term during learning family workshops. This is to ensure that all students have submitted high quality university applications to five suitable, UK based degree courses/universities by the end of Autumn term (December). More information about Ark Globe Sixth Form enrichment programme can be found here.

We work with the following partner organisations to ensure our students have the support they need to get.

The Access Project – offer 1:2:1 tutoring in a range of subjects and bespoke support for Oxbridge and Medicine candidates

The Brilliant Club – gives students a taste of university learning as they write essays alongside a PhD student from a top university.

Enjoy Education - offer 1:2:1 tutoring and study skills workshops and bespoke support for Oxbridge and STEM subject specific students.

In the academic year 2017 - 2018 99% of Year 11 students were accepted into a 6th Form, College or apprenticeship. Out of those who were accepted, 53% of students received their 1st choice preference and 46% received their 2nd, 3rd or other choice.


Each year students from across the Ark Schools network have the opportunity to apply for one of our university bursaries donated by supporters of the Ark Schools network. The bursaries are awarded to students who have not only shown great academic potential but those who have been committed to school and their community.

We are very proud that 4 of our students were awarded bursaries from Marshall Wace in 2017. Congratulations to Aneesha and Ridwan who will be receiving £1000 a year for the duration of their courses, Ester who will receive £3000 a year for the duration of her course and Zareen who will receive £9000 a year for the duration of her course.

In 2018, Eduardo received £9000 a year for the duration of his course and Hilliam received Urban Nest fund, which means that all of his accommodation is paid for for the duration of university. Congratulations to all of our students!