Welcome to Goodwin Academy
We provide an outstanding Sixth Form education for students from Deal and the surrounding areas, and offer a wide and diverse range of courses and qualifications at Level 3 and Level 2.
We believe that being part of the Sixth Form is more than simply studying for qualifications. There are other huge benefits from working with people you know in a familiar environment. There is also a significant contribution that you can make as a Sixth Form student which will benefit you when you move on to university or employment.
In addition to the academic study programme, we offer enrichment and extra-curricular opportunities which help broaden our students’ perspectives and provide opportunities to develop the key skills necessary to lead successful and fulfilling lives after leaving school.
That said, academic excellence is our aim, and our track record of examination success is second to none. This stems from excellent, high quality teaching, outstanding levels of guidance and support and flexible learning programmes which enable us to get the best out of everyone.
Our entry requirements are as follows: A Level study 5 A* - C grades at GCSE are required; these must be in separate subjects. Level 3 vocational subjects 5 A* - C grades or equivalent are required. Level 2 vocational subjects 5 D – G grades at GCSE or equivalent are required. Some Level 3 courses may have their own requirements; these will be listed in the prospectus. Please feel free to contact us for further details.
Students may make between 3 and 4 choices at Level 3. Please be aware double awards count as two choices. If you choose the double award you must also choose the single award. Full time courses are shown in their own block and if you are choosing from this block you can only select one course.
Advice and Guidance
We are committed to helping students to make the right decision for their future, based upon their aspirations. There are several key areas in which we will assist students in their Sixth Form career.
All students who apply to join the Sixth Form will receive a guidance interview from the Sixth Form team. This will check that students have selected the correct courses for their future plans and ensure the courses are well matched to their academic needs.
Students are assigned a tutor who, along with the Key Stage 5 Progress Leader and the Head of Sixth Form, is responsible for monitoring the academic guidance and pastoral care of their tutees. This will include monitoring progress, offering support and discussing progression after completion of Sixth Form studies.
Careers education and guidance is an integral part of the Sixth Form programme to ensure that students make informed and appropriate decisions about their future. Help and guidance in making applications to universities and colleges is comprehensive, and there are a number of additional support sessions for students wishing to apply for university such as trips to Higher Education Career Fairs and visits from speakers on university finance.
How to Achieve at Sixth Form
We encourage Goodwin Academy Sixth Form students, with guidance, to take responsibility for their own learning and develop the skills to succeed at university and at work.
Each A2 and AS Level is allocated approximately two half days of taught time while double awards have approximately four half days.
- For every hour a student is taught, he or she is expected to spend at least another hour working on the subject outside the classroom.
- All students need to plan their time for homework, coursework deadlines, private study and social activities to achieve an appropriate balance.
- Note taking, research and making presentations are essential skills that students, with the support of staff, develop through their courses.
Support Throughout the Year:
Regular contact and support from tutor
- Regular Progress Checks and Reports
- Parents Consultation Meetings for Year 12 and Year 13 students
- Regular contact with Tutor, Head of Sixth Form and subject staff
- Guidance and support for Higher Education and Careers
Role of Parents and Carers
Goodwin Academy Sixth Form recognises the valuable role that parents and carers play in supporting students and the college. We encourage individuals to take advantage of the opportunities to talk with their tutor, subject staff and the Head of Sixth Form. We recognise that parents and carers are invaluable in supporting a students learning and in monitoring their time management between competing pressures of deadlines, part-time employment and social activities.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Goodwin Academy directly.