Sixth Form

Goodwin Academy Sixth Form is a dynamic and innovative place for young people to learn.

In order to accommodate our increasing number of young people effectively, we offer a wide variety of courses, including traditional A Levels, BTEC courses and Cambridge Technicals, as well as GCSE English and Mathematics, Level 2 Pathway and a Traineeship Programme. It is our firm belief that every young person can benefit from Sixth Form education and that it is our duty to ensure that young people are given the choices that will enable them to achieve to their fullest potential.

As well as providing a wealth of courses for our young people, Goodwin Academy Sixth Form seeks to develop our students both socially and emotionally. We offer a leadership programme that provides the opportunity for our Sixth Form students to act as teaching assistants, peer mentors and role models for the students in Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4.  We provide ongoing PSHCEE aimed specifically at Sixth Form students, including guidance in crucial areas such as finance, sexual health, road safety, e-safety and drugs and alcohol abuse. Additionally, our students have a variety of sport and social activities in which they can take part.

There are a range of social events held throughout the year, including a Christmas shopping spree, a Year 12 BBQ and Awards afternoon and a Year 13 Leavers’ event.  The Sixth Form Social Committee has been very active in the past, creating exciting social events for our students. To grow our students’ cultural literacy, there is a Model United Nations (MUN) group that regularly meets to discuss how the Sixth Form and the Academy as a whole can actively develop the international dimension. Our India Project offers students an opportunity to experience a totally different environment and many lasting friendships have resulted from this community work.

It is our aim to provide a learning environment in which young people feel safe and valued and for this reason there are strong pastoral systems in place for our Sixth Form students, including a Mentor, a Student Liaison Officer, a Sixth Form Progress Leader and myself as Head of Sixth Form.  We pride ourselves on our strong relationships with our students and their families. We work hard to ensure that students always feel that there is someone willing to listen and help with the various challenges that they might face during these important years.

We very much hope that you find this website useful in providing you with the information you need. However, please feel free to contact the school to either ask further questions or arrange a visit.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Mr Chris Stanley
Key Stage 5 Manager

 

Sixth Form contact information

Goodwin Academy Sixth Form,

Hamilton Road,

Deal

CT14 9BD
Tel: 01304 403103

Email: sixthform@goodwinacademy.org.uk
Mr Chris Stanley, Key Stage 5 Manager – cstanley@goodwinacademy.org.uk or 01304 403103
Mr Robin Cousins, Head of Year 12 & 13 – rcousins@goodwinacademy.org.uk or 01304 403103
Mr Mark Shenton. Key Stage 5 Wellbeing Manager – mshenton@goodwinacademy.org.uk or 01304 403103
Miss Lisa Letheren. Key Stage 5 Wellbeing Officer – lletheren@goodwinacademy.org.uk or 01304 403103

 

Sixth Form Dress Code

Our vision is to prepare students for a successful future in all aspects of their life. We feel that a smart and suitable dress code reflects the responsibility each student must embrace as a member of the Sixth Form, especially as they are role models for younger children throughout the school and a source of pride in the community.

Female Dress Code

-A smart top suitable for a work place environment (with no large graphics or logos); it is not acceptable to wear a low cut t-shirt or vest top under an open blouse or shirt

-Suit or tailored jacket (optional) -A plain jumper or cardigan (no large graphics or logos) is optional (hoodies and sports tops are not allowed)

-Skirts must be reasonable length – no shorter than just above the knee

-Smart business style trousers (no leggings or jeans of any kind or colour)

-Dresses must be reasonable length – no shorter than just above the knee, it is not acceptable for this to be low cut

-Smart business style shoes – (trainers, plimsolls and canvas shoes are not permitted)

-Outdoor coats, hats and scarves are not to be worn inside the Academy buildings

-Hair should be of a natural colour (no blues, pinks, greens, etc.)with no extremes of style

Male Dress Code

-Formal collared shirt (with no large graphics or logos and a tie is optional)

-Suit or tailored jacket (optional) -A plain jumper or cardigan (no large graphics or logos) is optional (hoodies and sports tops are not allowed)

-Smart business style trousers (jeans of any colour, cords, chinos are not allowed)

-Smart business style shoes – (trainers, plimsolls and canvas shoes are not permitted)

-Outdoor coats, hats and scarves are not to be worn inside the Academy buildings

-Hair should only be of a natural colour (no blues, pinks, greens, etc.) with no extremes of style

The Senior Leadership Team and Sixth Form Teachers have the final judgement in all matters of the dress code.

Please click here to view the dress code document.

Sixth Form Application Form

Sixth Form Course Guide

Sixth Form students may be eligible for a Bursary Fund.

Please download the following form to apply.

Bursary Fund Form