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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.

For September 2019 we are working towards verification so that we can offer the International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme. This is a framework of study that encompasses academic and vocational studies. IBCP students will 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 Wednesday 21st November 6 – 8pm


About us

Students applying for a place to study in year 12 will be invited to attend the Sixth Form Open Evening Wednesday 21st November 6 – 8pm

Applications for Year 12 must be completed using the Online Prospectus (

Applications will be downloaded from the Online Prospectus and the Assistant Headteacher for KS5 will seek feedback from subject teachers to check students’ suitability for their course choices.  Each student will be invited to interview with the Assistant Headteacher KS5 or a member of the Senior Leadership Team  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  please see Kentchoices4u or request a prospectus from us which will be availbel from the Open Evening.

Any questions please email (Mrs Brown - Assistant Headteacher)


Facilities available


  • Independent 6th Form Zone with Study Area and computers
  • Ambassador programme
  • Careers Hub

How to apply

You can apply for courses at The Whitstable School through UCAS Progress. Add courses to your favourites to apply to this provider.

Last updated date: 09 November 2018
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