Dartford Science and Technology College
*IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM DARTFORD SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE FOR SEPTEMBER 2021 APPLICATIONS*
Welcome to DSTC Post 16
Dartford Science & Technology College has a mixed sixth form for students aged 16-19. The College offers a wide range of opportunities to study a variety of A levels, BTECs and specialist applied courses as well as giving students access to additional enrichment and extra curricular activities. We have a wealth of experience which allows us to offer the highest quality provision in a stimulating and supportive learning environment. Having been a student at DSTC Post 16 you will be ready to move on to the next phase of your life whether this be university, employment or training.
We believe that our ethos and the high expectations we have of all our post 16 students will ensure that you achieve to the best of your ability and move closer towards fulfilling your ambitions.
Generally, in order to study Level 3 courses you must have achieved a minimum of five GCSE passes at grades 9 – 4, including English and maths at a grade 4 or above, or a Level 2 Pass in a relevant vocational qualification. Some A Level courses require you to have achieved specific grades in either that subject, English or maths.
For Level 2 courses you will need to achieve 3 GCSEs at grade 3 or above. Both English and maths must be at grade 2 or above.
Please visit our website for specific subject requirements.
Due to the current pandemic we are unable to offer viewings in person. Please see our website for virtual tours.
How to Apply
Please log in and apply via Kent Choices.
Applications Open: - 4th January 2021
Applications Close: - 1st April 2021
What makes us different?
Our Range Of Courses
We offer a variety of academic and applied courses at Level 3, as well as a Level 2 Pathway. The Level 2 courses are designed to meet the needs of our students by giving them the academic and practical skills and knowledge they will need to progress on to Level 3 or gain an apprenticeship. In addition, students also have the ability to re-take their GCSE English or maths exam.
Our dedicated Post 16 Study Centre, provides a space solely for Post 16 students to study. Students have access to quiet study spaces as well as the canteen for break and lunchtimes.
There are a number of PCs and Chromebooks exclusively available to Post 16 students. There is also a wireless network for those students who wish to bring in their own device.
Our library provides a variety of up to date resources which support students learning.
Careers Advice And Guidance
Our dedicated work experience/careers coordinator organises careers and apprenticeship opportunities for students throughout the year, as well as high quality work placements at the end of Year 12. Students are also given employability interviews to prepare them for the world of work.
We have a dedicated Pastoral Manager based in the Post 16 Study Centre who looks after all aspects of Post 16 pastoral issues, including attendance and well-being.
We are delighted that the progress our students make has steadily improved. This has been through our continued focus on teaching and learning. Over fifty percent of final year students progress to Higher Education, with some gaining entry to Russell Group universities. Others have successfully gained high quality apprenticeships or employment with local and national companies.
We are a 10 minute walk from Dartford train station and the town centre.
A number of buses service the area, including the 480 from Gravesend and the 96 from Woolwich or Bexleyheath.