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Wilmington Academy Post 16

Common Lane, Wilmington, Dartford, DA2 7DR

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About us

At Wilmington Academy Post 16, we pride ourselves on a personalised approach to learning; we ensure that the experience you will have is tailored to meet your needs and aspirations.

We offer a friendly and supportive learning environment and maintain high expectations of all of our students. As an IB World School, we aim to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who are ready for the world beyond academia.

Student support

Your Pathway

Vocational Courses:

Art, Applied Law, Applied Science, Business, Creative Media, Engineering, Financial  Studies, Food and Nutrition, Health & Social Care, Music, Sport, etc. 

IB Diploma Courses:

Biology, Business Management, Chemistry, Design Technology, English Language  and Literature, Film Studies, Global Politics, History, Mathematics: Applications and Interpretations, IT in the Global Society (ITGS), etc. 

International Baccalaureate  Career-related Programme: 

A choice of one vocational subject (linked to your career aspirations), two  IB Diploma Courses and the IB Career-related Core Programme (language development, personal and professional skills, service learning, and a reflective project). 

The Vocational Pathway:

A choice of three vocational subjects (BTECs or Applied Generals).

The Blended Pathway:

A choice of two vocational subjects (BTECs or Applied Generals) and one IB  Diploma Course. 

The Common Academic Pathway:

Pure IB courses all the way - your choice of three IB Diploma Courses.

What makes us different?

At Wilmington Academy Post 16 we offer:

• A wide range of academic and vocational courses, including the internationally recognised and prestigious International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP); 

• Wrap-around pastoral and curriculum support, including dedicated mentoring; 

• Extensive opportunities to work closely with universities, apprenticeship providers, and local and national employers; 

• Enrichment activities that will develop your skills for higher education, employment, and beyond; 

• Independent, impartial careers advice and guidance to help you achieve your aspirations. 

The Post 16 team look forward to helping you to build upon your successes and achieve your dreams.

Additional information

When making your application, it is important that you research your options carefully - discuss the subjects that you are interested in with teachers and your family. Find out which type of course would be the most suitable for you: the more examination-based subjects or the subjects which offer an equal balance between examination and coursework. 

We encourage applicants to submit an application form to us by December 2019, however do accept applications throughout the academic year. 

For admission enquiries telephone 01322 272 111 ext. 158 or email 

As part of our application process, all applicants will be invited to attend an interview where a member of the Post 16 team we will discuss your strengths and help you to make the right choices.  Final interviews with members of our team will take place following receipt of your GCSE results on Thursday 20th August 2020.


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