Goodwin Academy Sixth Form

Who we are:

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

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

Students benefit from teachers who are specialists in their subject area, who deliver varied teaching resources, personalised support. We offer students a positive and supportive learning environment where they are encouraged to do their BEST at all times.  Students are also given the opportunity to participate in a wide range of enrichment and extra-curricular opportunities.

We invite you to visit and see what our Sixth Form offer has to offer. 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.

Our curriculum offers a broad range of qualifications tailored to suit the needs to our learners and is well sequenced so that students can build on their knowledge and skills and will enable them to succeed and fulfil their ambitions. The Sixth form offers both Advanced and Vocational subjects, as well as GCSE English and Maths resits if required. Alongside the academic curriculum students within 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 our school 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 ambassadors for the school. Our Sixth form are role models for the 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 their PSHE sessions, and will have the opportunity to research their post-18 options and apply for university courses, apprenticeships and other alternative pathways. Work experience also takes place 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 individual 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 look forward to hearing from you.

Mrs H Mercer      
Head of Sixth Form

Meet our Student Leadership Team

What our students have to say

Our Sixth Form community is built on mutual respect and contributes to the wider community through student leadership roles. We offer a welcoming environment with a student body full of energy and determination to  succeed. 

Support is offered to individual students in terms of academic progress and wellbeing. Our aim is for all our students to leave Goodwin Academy with confidence and optimism for your future.

Why not take a moment to hear what our student have to say? 

Useful links

How to apply:

If you are already a pupil at Goodwin Academy, you will be able to access our application form here.

External applications to Goodwin Academy should be made by the Kent Choices:
Search for Goodwin Academy to find the course information. If you are unable to do so, please contact Goodwin Academy for further advice and guidance on: 0333 360 2210

Contact the Sixth Form team:

Mrs H Mercer - Head of Sixth Form


Goodwin Academy Sixth Form
Hamilton Road
CT14 9BD