The Whitstable School
Welcome to The Whitstable School
At The Whitstable School we have developed an innovative and fresh approach to Sixth Form studies, offering a modern and dynamic experience for our students. With a clear commitment to the personal development and well-being of each individual, we support students in selecting a programme which suits their specific strengths, interests and abilities, and provides clear routes of progression for their future. We offer a unique approach in that we build our curriculum around our students. We provide a full range of both vocational and academic courses, including traditional A levels and BTEC qualifications.
We now offe the International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme. This is a framework of study that encompasses academic and vocational studies. IBCP students embrace a wide range of skills with an emphasis on critical thinking, developing personal identity and values. Alongside this it encourages the development of working relationships within the community as well as helping to develop learning, responsibility, practical and social skills and a sense of caring for others
To find out more please come to our Sixth form open evening on Thursday 21st November 5 - 7pm, there will be a presentation at 6pm.
Applications for Year 12 must be completed using the Online through kent choices.
Applications will be downloaded from the Online Prospectus and the Head of Sixth Form will seek feedback from subject teachers to check students’ suitability for their course choices. Each student will be invited to interview with the Head of Sixth Form within the school to discuss their chosen learning pathway and ongoing studies within the school. All offers of a place in Year 12 will be made on condition of students meeting the school entry requirements.
For external applicants, a reference from their previous school will be sought to check suitability in regard to the students’ chosen subject choices. Students will be invited for interview and offered a tour of the subject areas they wish to study. At interview learning pathways and course choices are discussed. All offers of a place in Year 12 will be made on condition of students meeting the school entry requirements.
All students hold conditional offers until receipt of their GCSE results, following confirmation of their results places on appropriate courses are offered according to the entry requirements stated. Guidance will be offered to students who wish to consider a change of learning pathway or subject choice following receipt of their results.
Further information regarding our courses can be found on our website or request a prospectus from us which will be available from the Open Evening.
Any questions please email Luci.Brown@swale.at (Mrs Brown - Head of Sixth Form)
What makes us different?
• Independent 6th Form Zone with Study Area and chrome books
• Ambassador programme
• Careers Hub