Our key stage 5 curriculum has been planned backwards from university level study, and builds on the strong foundations that were put in place at key stages 3 and 4.  Academic in nature, our curriculum has been designed by subject experts to ensure our pupils are fully prepared to meet the demands of higher study. Whether studying A levels, or one of our professional pathways, the programme of study for each subject has been designed with university in mind. 

At A level we offer all Russell group ‘facilitating subjects’ as well as a range of other choices. We believe that this offer prepares our pupils to attend the best universities in the country whilst cultivating their curiosity and passion for new areas of academia. We also offer a select number of Professional Pathways. These are rigorous level 3 qualifications that are complemented by a careers readiness programme, careers mentoring and business partnerships.

Whilst we will endeavour to offer all subjects listed below, we will only be able to run a course if there is sufficient uptake.

A levels

  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Theatre Studies
  • Economics
  • English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Further Mathematics
  • Geography
  • History
  • MFL (French)
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Religious studies

In additions to the A-levels we also offer:

  • Extended Project Qualification

Professional pathways

What is Professional Pathways?

For students who wish to access higher level study or employment through a route other than A level, Professional Pathways could be the route for you. Professional Pathways is an innovative programme of study offered at sixth forms across the Ark network. It has been designed in close collaboration with partners from the commercial and public sector. Those on this pathway will study towards the BTEC Extended Diploma, worth three A levels, in a programme that integrates academic study with extensive work experience opportunities, work readiness and career mentoring programmes.

We will be offering Professional Pathways in Applied Science and Business.

Also visit https://arkonline.org/professional-pathways for more information.