Mascalls Academy

Maidstone Road, Paddock Wood, TN12 6LT

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*IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM MASCALLS ACADEMY FOR SEPTEMBER 2021 APPLICATIONS*

Applications Open: - 2nd November 2020

Applications Close: - No close date

Entry Requirements: - Offers to join Mascalls Academy Sixth Form are conditional upon meeting specific entry requirements for your chosen subjects, and as a minimum, achieving at least 5 GCSE's at level 5 or above, including English and Maths.

How to Apply: - Please apply via KentChoices

Open Event: - To be confirmed


Welcome to Mascalls Academy Marie Curie College Sixth Form.

Students from within Mascalls Academy and from other schools are invited to apply to our Sixth Form at the beginning of Year 11.  We would expect students who are interested in joining our Sixth Form to have attended the Sixth Form Open Evening that takes place at the school in October, where students have the opportunity to speak to subject Teachers and find out about the options available to them.

Students will be able to make applications from Monday, 2nd November 2020.  The deadline for submission of applications for September 2020 entry is Friday, 12th February 2021

What makes us different?

Facilities available at the school:-

  • Artificial football pitch
  • Athletics facilities
  • Canteen for Sixth Form
  • Car Parking Permits for Sixth Form students to purchase
  • Cricket nets
  • Dance studio
  • Dedicated Sixth Form Common Room
  • Drama studio
  • ICT suites
  • Library
  • Media suites
  • Multi-purpose hall
  • Music recording studio
  • Photography dark room
  • Sports Halls
  • Sports field
  • Study Rooms

Learner success:-

Most of our students proceed to university to study competitive courses or go on to pursue successful careers.

The vast majority of students who make an application through UCAS are successful in receiving offers from a variety of universities including those within the Russell Group, Oxford and Cambridge. It is our aim to ensure that all students leave Mascalls Academy fully prepared for their next steps in life, be it in Higher or Further Education, training, an apprenticeship or employment.

Please see our prospectus, which can be downloaded from our website for more information about the destinations of our alumni.

Student support

All Sixth Form students are allocated a Student Advisor.  Advisory groups are organised into 10 groups of between 18 and 20 students; 5 in Year 12 and the same in Year 13. Each year group receive Personal Social Health Education and mentoring appropriate to their chosen pathways, personal development, and individual interests during their time with us. Students will engage with a variety of topics and activities in a comprehensive programme which includes a specific focus on how to cope with the challenges of Post-16 study through developing an A Level mindset.

Advisory takes place at the start of every day (8.30am-9.00am) for registration, and to ensure students have regular contact with their Advisor and so that any issues can be addressed immediately. This time also provides the opportunity for effective mentoring to be conducted one day a week in a one-to-one environment, ensuring personalised support and guidance can be offered to each and every Sixth Form student.

Transport

Our school is based in Paddock Wood and is accessible by a range of bus travel routes which drop students at the school gates. A number of our students travel this way from Tunbridge Wells or Maidstone as well as a number of outlying villages such as Horsmonden and Brenchley. 

The school is a 15 minute walk from the main rail station with many of our students travelling from places such as Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Marden, Headcorn and Staplehurst. 

Additional information

Internal students making applications may need to attend a short meeting with a member of the Sixth Form team during the spring term, where suitability for selected subjects will be assessed.

Where English and/or Maths GCSE has not been achieved at level 4, students will be required to continue with the study of either/both as appropriate, until this level has been met.

Entry conditions are published on our website at the beginning of each application year, and further details can be found on the individual subject information sheets.  

Students from other schools will likely be invited to attend a Sixth Form External Applicants’ event, at which they will have a short meeting with a member of the Sixth Form team; have an opportunity to meet current Sixth Form students and tour the facilities.  

For all applicants, we hold an induction programme each year, which takes place at the school towards the end of the summer term. Information about this will be posted on our website after the Easter holiday. We have a high expectation that all serious candidates will take part in attend the induction programme, during which time students will participate in “taster” lessons in all of their proposed subjects, attend study skills sessions and undertake preparatory Sixth Form orientation. Work for all subjects will be set for completion over the summer and formally assessed in September.  

All places offered are conditional upon GCSE grades and are issued in line with our published Admissions Policy. Ultimately, however, the key criteria is that the student is able to achieve success and benefit from the courses they have chosen. 

Please note that late applications in the summer will be considered providing that an application has been submitted via KentChoices, and evidence of GCSE grades achieved is provided to our Sixth Form Support Assistant, Michelle Preston, email michelle.preston@mascallsacademy.org.uk.