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Sixth Form

Welcome to Goodwin Academy

Goodwin Academy Sixth Form is a dynamic and innovative place to learn, that will enable young people to be their BEST and achieve during their time here.

Students studying in the Sixth Form at Goodwin Academy receive high quality education and care, in a safe, inclusive environment.

Students benefit from teachers who are specialists in their subject area, varied teaching resources, personalised support and the opportunity to participate in a wide range of enrichment and extra-curricular opportunities.

Our curriculum offers a broad range of qualifications tailored to suit the needs to our learners. The Sixth form offers both Advanced and Vocational subjects, as well as GCSE English and Maths resits if required. Alongside the academic curriculum students in the Sixth Form follow a structured PSHE curriculum that is designed to promote their social, moral, spiritual and cultural development. Students will study a range of topics designed to prepare them for life outside of school, including sessions such as safer driving and managing finances. Students can expect to leave us equipped with the tools for future success in higher education, training or the world of work, building essential life skills to complement their academic success.

An Enrichment Course is timetabled with the whole year group together; this enables us to offer a robust programme including study skills and regular guest speakers. The Enrichment Course also includes the opportunity to take part in student selected projects that support the community or allow for the pursuit of hobbies and interests.

Sixth form students are the leaders of the school, running our Junior Leadership Team as Prefects. They are role models for younger students, influencing aspects of school life such as teaching and learning, the environment and diversity. They support learning across the school at all Key Stages.

Students are provided with careers information, advice and educational guidance (CIAEG) within PSHE, and will have the opportunity to research their post-18 options and apply for university courses, apprenticeships and other alternative pathways. Work experience is expected during Year 12 and this can take place to meet the needs of the learner; this may be a one-week block, one day a week for a term or a morning a week for 3 months, this is flexible to meet the needs of the students.

We offer excellent pastoral care and guidance. There are many challenges that young people face and our dedicated and experienced Sixth Form team support our young people through this crucial period in their lives so that they feel safe, nurtured and able to reach their full potential.

We invite you to visit and see what our Sixth Form offer is like. Goodwin Academy Sixth Form is not just about academic qualifications, it’s about equipping young people with the tools to the thrive, starting their career path and securing their future.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Miss C Wilkin                                                         Mr G Dixon

Head of Sixth Form                                                Assistant Head of Sixth Form

Sixth Form contact information

Goodwin Academy Sixth Form,
Hamilton Road,
Kent CT14 9BD

Tel: 03333 602 210

Miss C Wilkin, Head of Sixth Form –

Mr G Dixon, Head of Year 12 –