Herne Bay High School

Herne Bay High School, Bullockstone Road, HERNE BAY, CT6 7NS

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Applications Open: - 26th November 2020

Applications Close: - 5th February 2021 at 3.00pm

Entry Requirements: - Normally at least 5 x GCSE 9 – 4 in separate subjects with grade 4, or better in English and Mathematics. Please see the subject specific requirements for each course.

How to Apply: - Please apply via KentChoices

Open Event: - 25th Nov 2020 5.30pm  on wards– Virtual Open Evening

Welcome to Herne Bay High School

Herne Bay High School is located on the coast and offers a wide range of challenging A Levels and Btec qualifications (Level 3).  Our aim is for students to study subjects they enjoy and will therefore thrive in.  It is important for students to be confident, take responsibility and have an established future pathway after Year 13. 

We have approximately 300 students in the 6th Form and whilst the majority come from present HBHS students, a number of external candidates join us each year.  Students in the 6th Form join a mixed Year 13 and 12 mentor group, to enable Year 12 students to learn through experiences of their peers. 

How to Apply: 

Our Post 16 Information Evening  will be virtual on the 25 November from 5.30pm on wards at www.hernebayhigh.org .  All applicants apply on line via Kent choices and our application window is open from the 26 November to 5 February 2021.  If you wish to make an application after this date, please make contact in August when GCSE results are known. 

Please ensure you have read the entry requirements for each subject you apply for. These are specified within the course information detailed within the online prospectus. In addition, please check your chosen subjects against the option blocks, ensuring you have  selected three subjects with a maximum of one from each block. 

Please contact school on 6form@hernebayhigh.org or 01227 361221 if you have any inquiries. 

Option Block Information when available will be available on the Herne Bay High Website:  https://www.hernebayhigh.org/sixthform/how-to-apply/ 

Level 3 Courses: 

To join the Level 3 Advanced Courses students normally require a minimum of 5 GCSEs at 9-4, including Mathematics and English at a minimum Grade 4.  Please read the specific course entry criteria for each subject.

Level 2 Courses: 

If you are not eligible to apply for the Level 3 courses, you may wish to apply to join the Level 2 Course and students normally require a minimum of 5 GCSEs at  9-2 including Mathematics and English Language at Grade 3. 

Course Advice Meeting: 

All applicants will be asked to attend a course advice meeting during March 2021. Please note, information regarding your course advice meeting  date/time will be posted to you and your options will then be discussed with you at this time. 

External Student Applications: 

If you are an external student  you will be invited to a CEIAG meeting to discuss your subject choices. We will require sight of your last school report, attendance information and birth certificate.  Additionally, we will apply to your school for an academic reference. 

A letter will be sent to you and it will detail all the information required, including completing an on line admissions form. 

Conditional Offers: 

Following your course advice meeting in the Spring term, if a conditional offer has been made, the details of this will be e mailed to you via www.kentchoices.com 

Induction Programme: 

All applicants will be required to attend our induction programme on the 22 - 23 June 2021. The 23rd Is an optional trip to Brighton. 

Post GCSE Results

HBHS Students - If you have met the requirements of your conditional offer, a letter confirming your place will be provided.  This letter will provide enrolment information about when you need to attend school to obtain your timetable.  

If you have not met the conditional offer requirements, additional information/guidance interviews will be offered to enable discussions regarding alternative course options. 

External students - please make contact with us on 6form@hernebayhigh.org attaching a copy of your GCSE Results and confirming if you would like to take up your place at Herne Bay High 6th Form. 

All students - If however, you have made alternative arrangements and now no longer require your place at HBHS please do advise us as soon as possible on 6form@hernebayhigh.org 

What makes us different?

As one of the top performing Sixth Forms in Kent, the Leadership Team are very proud of the achievements obtained by our students. 

We are a school with excellent facilities.  

• Sixth Form Centre - Common Room 

• Dedicated ICT Facilities for 6th Form 

• Learning Resource Centre and Lecture Theatre 

• Private Study Areas and Common Room Facilities 

• Purpose Built Media and HealthCare Facilities 

• State of the Art Cinema 

• Sports Arena 

• Dance Studios 

• Bay Theatre 

Student support

Post 18 Destination - Careers information is delivered through Assemblies, Mentor Support, 6th Form Conference, Workshops and PSHEE in years 12 and 13. 

The 6th Form 'Pathways' Conference is held in Year 12 and is part of your Post 18 journey. Staff work with students to ensure that they have access to careers education and guidance, which will enable them to progress and maximise their opportunities for lifelong learning and career development. 

Learning Resource Centre - This is in the heart of our school and accessible for all. Here you will find information that you may need for your course.  In addition, there are quiet areas for studying. 

Additional information

The Application window is from 26 November 2020 to 5 February 2021.  

Applications will not be accepted before or after this time. 

However, you may apply directly when GCSE results are known in August. Please contact HBHS on 6form@hernebayhigh.org detailing the following:

Your Full Name

Your Contact Telephone/Mobile Number

School attended and a name and email of a school contact we can approach for an academic reference

GCSE results (please attach) and subjects you wish to study.

You should: 

•read all entry criteria for the courses 

•carefully research the course details, before you choose your subject combination 

•consider your academic suitability for and interest in subjects before making your final decisions 

•consider how your subject combinations may impact on your choices for Higher Education and future career decisions