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Sixth Form

Admissions

Overview

Ada, the National College for Digital Skills offers students (16 to 19) the opportunity to learn relevant digital skills to pursue their dream job in tech. We are a unique community which puts computer programming at the heart of everything we do. Our students are the future game changers: challenging the norm, excited by change, and resilient in the face of adversity.

We look to offer places to young pupils who have a great desire to learn about the digital industry, combined with a desire to be the best that they can be.

We want to remove the glass ceiling for women and individuals from low-income backgrounds in the tech industry. Everyone, from any background, is entitled to a quality education and a better future. Our community is united by digital, so we work closely with Haringey Council and the local community to ensure the inclusion extends beyond the walls of Ada.

Register for our Open Evenings

Thursday 10th November 2022, 5 - 7pm

Travelling to Ada

Broad Lane Campus (Sixth Form)

Address: Broad Lane, Tottenham Hale, N15 4AG

Nearest Public Transport Links: Tottenham Hale Train Station (Victoria Line, National rail) or Tottenham Hale Bus Station, Mill Mead Road (Stop J) and Tottenham Police Station (Stop F)

Contact Information

If you would like to know more, or have a specific question please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Admissions department.

sixthformadmissions@ada.ac.uk

0204 576 9852 

Registration Procedure and Process

Filling in an application form is the first step for students who would like to be considered for a place at Ada, the National College for Digital Skills.

Once a student has applied, they will receive an invitation to an Assessment Centre, which will consist of two, 10 minute interviews (with a 5-minute break in between) which are designed to assess their aptitude and motivations for studying at Ada. 

Before completing the Assessment Centre, students will need to complete three pre-assessment tasks at least 24 hours beforehand. 

1. Predicted grades and attendance 

Students are required to email a scan of their most recent set of predicted GCSE grades and attendance percentage. This must be supplied by their school and be clear that it has been supplied by their school (for example, printed on headed paper). 

2. Additional support form 

The Additional support form is to be completed to tell us about any additional support the student may need when they come to Ada: https://forms.gle/CCPSbWpNYw3QBkRT9. Please note that this won't be used as part of our decision-making process. However, we may contact their current school to share additional details with us, but only if we make an offer to the student to join our Sixth Form. 

3. Problem-solving task 

The student will need to complete a problem-solving task that has been designed to assess their computational thinking and help us prepare for their arrival at Ada. This task will be sent to the student to complete at least 24 hours before the Assessment Centre. One of their two interviews will be about this task and look at the student’s approach to solving these problems. 

Failure to complete the pre-assessment tasks may result in the student being withdrawn from the Assessment Centre. 

If for any reason the student will not be able to complete the pre-assessment tasks or attend the Assessment Centre, they need to contact us urgently to see if we are able to make alternative arrangements. 

Open Days

Are you interested but would like to know more? Check out our calendar for upcoming events and open evenings, but if you can't make that, then book a tour!

Book A Tour At Ada 

You are invited to visit the college and see first hand what a day in the life of a student is like. You will have the opportunity to experience our classes, meet our students and apply on the spot. Come equipped with your questions!

Our tours for prospective students and parents last about 30 minutes.

Please email sixthformadmissions@ada.ac.uk if you have any questions.

What is provided? 

When students join Ada, they are given the option of an Ada laptop (at a deposit for £50 unless they meet financial support requirements). Students can also apply for the Ada grant which may cover some of their travel costs, this will depend on their eligibility.