Sixth Form

A Stepping Stone to the wider world.

The Sixth Form experience at Dover College is rich in diversity with endless opportunities and social events to create an enjoyable learning experience and develop our students’ confidence throughout their stay with us. It is our philosophy to help students to become well rounded individuals and prepare them for what is to come.

Sixth Form is a challenging time when important choices are made in preparation for the world of Higher Education and employment. It is a time when there is more freedom to select new subjects, to develop new interests, to make new friends.

Academically, Sixth Form pupils have the option to select one of two pathways on our exciting new curriculum, our A-Level + programme or our Careers programme focusing on BTEC qualifications.

Within the Sixth Form, students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own performance and wellbeing in preparation for life outside of school. There are a range of activities such as the established Young Enterprise program, completing the highly respected Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award and earning a position as one of our school senior prefects to help lead the school, allowing them to develop leadership and public speaking skills. Our Sixth Form pupils are given different opportunities throughout their stay with us and can take the lead on weekly assemblies each term, become digital ambassadors and/or a peer mentor. They can also join in the food committee meeting each week and as a result, quickly become role models for the younger years.

Dover College does not have academic requirements for entry to the Sixth Form, although the College does look carefully at academic records from previous schools. Prior to entry, all pupils are invited to have a taster day in College within their prospective year group to see first-hand the opportunities that will be available if they join our sixth form. If a pupil is moving from another school into the Lower Sixth they will be asked to bring examples of their current work in Mathematics, English, Science, a Language (if possible) and from their favourite subject (if one has not been previously mentioned), as well as their two most recent school reports. The prospective pupils will also have an informal interview with the Headmaster (or in his absence, the Deputy Head Academic) and will discuss their favourite subjects, hobbies, pursuits and plans for the future after school to ensure they are supported with their transition into the Sixth Form and best academic pathway is chosen.

We also offer retake opportunities for GCSE English and Mathematics.

If you would like to find out more about the Sixth Form at the College, please complete the below enquiry form or alternatively contact the Admissions office or 01304 244522

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