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Sixth Form

Welcome to the Whitstable School Sixth Form.  Whether you are already a pupil at the school or are considering joining us, we would like to extend a warm welcome. 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 Level 3 BTECs and the International Baccalaureate. We have the highest expectations for our students, and place the utmost importance on supporting them to meet their full potential. From specialist sports resources; our own dance theatre; new study spaces and excellent ICT provision, this new curriculum broadens the number of subjects we are able to offer.

International Baccalaureate Careers Programme

IBCP at The Whitstable School

In addition to our pathways we also run the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP) which is a two year qualification package designed for students aged 16-19. It is a holistic framework which focuses on developing students’ skills by engaging them in career-related education that still has a strong academic focus.

The programme leads to further/higher education, apprenticeships or employment.

We believe in the development of independent learning and transferrable skills and, as a consequence, offer a varied enrichment programme including work experience opportunities, mentoring and support for younger students, and the chance to organise and oversee fundraising events to name a few. We have strong links with local universities and often arrange visits.

We welcome applications from external students as well as those studying in Year 11 at The Whitstable School, and look forward to working with you in the future. Entry requirements for the Sixth Form are detailed in our prospectus.  All applications should be made through the new Kent choices website

Please click here for our new 2020 Prospectus

Open Evening parent presentation November 2020

Click here for more information on the IBCP in Kent

Click here for the 16-19 Bursary Policy

Click Here for the 2019 Bursary Application Form

Contact Details:

Pastoral Support Manager - Mr L Lane (
Learning Leader Sixth Form - Mrs Higgins (
Head of Sixth form/Senior Assistant Headteacher - Mrs L Brown (