World Ready

Individual Choice of Best Academic Path

The choice we offer at Sixth Form sets Ardingly College apart from most other independent schools, as we offer a very wide range of A-Levels, as well as the IB Diploma for students who suit a broader sixth form curriculum.

We are proud of the fantastic academic results our students achieve but, more important than any league table, is our determination to ensure every individual pupil reaches his or her full academic potential.  

We achieve this in a number of ways; by stretching and challenging every pupil with ambitious ‘challenge grades’ and supporting them to achieve these; by recruiting and retaining world-class teachers and ensuring they receive  the very best professional development opportunities; and by offering a huge range of academic enrichment opportunities for our pupils.  

The choice we offer at Sixth Form sets Ardingly College apart from most other independent schools, as we offer a very wide range of A-Levels, as well as the IB Diploma for students who suit a broader sixth form curriculum.  About two thirds of our sixth formers study A-levels, with the remaining third taking the IB Diploma. Ardingly has offered the IB for 20 years and we are consistently rated as one of the Top 10 schools in the UK for our IB results. We also offer a handful of the most rigorous and well-respected BTEC qualifications for students who choose a more vocational route.  

Collective success

However hard you work, you will struggle to achieve anything of value on your own. We aim to forge a partnership between pupils, parents and teachers that helps children to achieve their full potential, and to learn the value of community, friendship and teamwork.

90%

A*-B or IB 7-5

63%

A*-A at A Level or IB 7-6

33%

Pupils achieved only A*s and As

Top 10

IB School in the UK

A word from the inspectors

“Pupils throughout the school are seeking to achieve to the best of their ability in the outstanding range of academic and extra-curricular opportunities available to them.

Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning, being positive, resilient and hard-working. They especially thrive in team work and in collaborate learning environments.”

Most recent ISI Report

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