Sixth Form Admissions

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Ballymena Academy
‘Inspires Learning and Achievement’

Ballymena Academy is recognised for its outstanding educational provision. There is a commitment to the pursuit of excellence in a learning environment which is always welcoming, caring and inspiring.

In Sixth Form pupils have access to a broad range of subjects and courses, including ‘AS’, A-Levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas and Certificates. The curriculum provision is well in excess of statutory minimum requirements, providing a wide range of learning opportunities suited to the needs, abilities and interests of pupils.

You can find an overview of the subjects in the ‘Explore Further’ section below or download the Sixth Form Subject Choice Booklet for more details on each of the courses.

The Academy offers an extensive Co-Curricular programme that is the envy of schools throughout the country. These opportunities enable pupils to develop skills, in and out of the classroom, which are highly desirable in the work place. This provision has been recognised and complimented, by pupils, parents and various outside agencies, for its breadth and for the enrichment that it provides. A list of these activities can be found in the ‘Explore Further’ section at the bottom of the page.

Ballymena Academy recently attained the Gold Level in The Quality in Careers Standard, becoming the first school in Northern Ireland to receive this award and one of very few schools nationally to attain this high achievement. This award for careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) was in recognition of its integral part of our Sixth Form programmes and our ability to help prepare our pupils for life beyond school.

With views of Slemish Mountain and the North Antrim countryside the state-of-the-art Sixth Form Centre is a splendid learning, study and recreation facility.

Coming to Ballymena Academy

‘This Is Our School’
‘A Day In The Life Of’
Leavers’ Video

Explore Further

For more information on the application process please contact the School Office through our online form, call us on (028) 25652782 or email us at

We look forward to hearing from you.