Marsh Academy, The
*IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE MARSH ACADEMY FOR SEPTEMBER 2021 APPLICATIONS*
Applications Open: - 30th November 2020
Applications Close: - 29th January 2021
Entry Requirements: - Students wishing to study 3 Level 3 courses will be required to achieve 5+ GCSEs at grade 5 and above including English and Mathematics. However, some subjects have additional requirements in terms of the grades required. The Marsh Academy operates a sliding scale of qualifications which are outlined on the Marsh Academy website.
How to Apply: - Please apply via KentChoices
Open Event: - There will be no open event this year but resources can be found on our website.
Welcome to The Marsh Academy
Our successful Post 16 provision provides students with an excellent academic and personal development experience to prepare them for the career path of their choosing, either directly into employment or via apprenticeships or higher education. Students can choose from a wide range of courses to suit their ambitions, including A Level and Vocational courses at Level 3. We also provide a suite of Level 2 qualifications, including English and Maths to enable all students to study at a level that is appropriate for them.
We offer a friendly and supportive learning environment, with a focus on independence and self-discipline to realise both personal and academic potential. A dedicated team is on hand to provide the highest quality information, guidance, and pastoral support. This results in students making good progress in their studies and achieving well. At the end of the 2018-19 academic year, all students wishing to attend university were able to study at their first-choice and all others started apprenticeships or gained employment.
As part of their personal development, our students take on extra responsibilities such as joining the Junior Leadership Team or the Wellbeing Committee or supporting younger students in lessons. Post 16 students are encouraged to positively volunteer their time, for example, supporting literacy in local primary schools or running clubs to develop their leadership skills.
We have high expectations of students in every facet of their education and successful membership of the Marsh Academy Post 16 includes the responsibility of being an excellent role model for younger students and being an exemplary member of our wider community. Students are expected to be professional and determined young adults who progress from the academy equipped with the skills to take full advantage of further opportunities.
What makes us different?
Post 16 students follow a personalised curriculum, intended to stimulate the mind, challenge thinking and apply new information and knowledge. Courses are structured around learning rather than assessment, but in a way that enables students to achieve the best possible examination results.
The curriculum is sufficiently flexible to allow all pupils to excel. The examined and non-examined strands of our curriculum are complementary and mutually reinforcing whether at Level 3 or Level 2.
Studying at Post 16 requires a more advanced skill set compared to KS4, but our teachers ensure students are supported to become independent learners. We also have a strong induction programme so students can focus on developing research and revision skills before their courses begin. While many students choose a suite of complementary courses focusing on a particular faculty to specialise in that field, our curriculum allows students to choose a diverse range of courses from different disciplines.
At the Marsh Academy, we understand that some students require different levels of qualifications to embark on the next stage of their journey, so we offer the opportunity to study a hybrid of courses across Level 3 and Level 2, dependant on meeting the entry requirements for the subjects of study.
To further enrich the curriculum, students take part in the Marsh Academy Diploma which offers the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge which will be of value throughout their lives. Activities include planning, running and evaluating events, personal development, debating, cooking, creating applications and enhancing interview skills. Students are also able to use the Marsh Academy Leisure Centre gym during timetabled sessions as well as taking the opportunity to volunteer their time for a range of organisations.