Welcome to the Sixth Form which represents the pinnacle of the Kent College experience. Here you will have the chance to explore your favourite subjects in greater depth and develop your intellectual curiosity. As Sixth Formers you are also role models for the younger students and we ask you to help us to continue to build the exceptionally caring atmosphere at Kent College. We want you to be happy here, as your wellbeing is really important, so it is important to strike a balance between all of your activities.
Although a strong academic programme is at the heart of Sixth Form life we also expect students to play a major role in the co-curricular spheres of the School. The Sixth Form presents numerous opportunities to take on leadership roles which will help to grow and develop your character and confidence. This means that you will flourish and be ready to make the transition to life beyond the School either at university or in the world of work when the time comes.
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We are looking forward to meeting you at our Information Evening.
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6pm – 9pm
Kent College Canterbury is certified as one of the top 50 UK Independent schools for the percentage of pupils achieving A*- B grades at A Level. In Kent the school is rated in the top 10 for its A Level results. The Sixth Form at Kent College offers students an environment that enables them to achieve their best possible grades. Teachers’ expectations of pupils are high, but all are aware of the need to support those for whom A Level work is a challenge, and staff are always willing to offer one-to-one help. Working conditions are therefore disciplined but flexible, and students are encouraged to organise their own learning as far as possible. We offer a traditional suite of academic A Levels but also a broad range of other options including Applied courses and OCR Nationals.
We are very flexible when it comes to constructing the timetables for Diploma candidates and encourage applicants to identify courses and subjects they wish to study even if we do not offer them as we are able to bespoke most options. Kent College offers outstanding levels of teaching and support for the IB Diploma with additional classes and tutoring available as standard to ensure the very best outcomes for individuals.
The academic life of the IB student is complemented with a rich and diverse co-curricular programme at Kent College. There are large numbers of clubs and societies for every interest and new ones established each year to meet the changing desires of our students. National representation in sport is common with equal standards in Music and Drama, there is simply something for everyone at Kent College. The pastoral system in the school is highly valued and central to our ethos as a Methodist school, the family atmosphere and supportive environment in the boarding and day school means that well rounded global citizens leave the school on graduation from the IB.
Kent College students and staff celebrated another successful year for IB, A Level and GCSE. The results reflected the consistently high standards that the school has been achieving for many years across a wide variety of subjects and various different branches of study.
In the IB, students achieved 100% pass rate, 40% of the cohort achieved over 40 points, 5 gained bilingual diplomas and 2 students were awarded the maximum 45 points joining the top 1% of candidates in the world. The average points score at the school, when translated into UCAS (university entrance) points, is similar to the number of points awarded for straight As, and 45 points is equivalent to 5 A*s at A Level. Such results match the best at Kent College, which is regularly noted in the top 10 small cohort IB schools in the UK.
Sixth Form students have a choice of 24 A Levels and Cambridge Technicals. All of our students were awarded with high grades and have gone to their first choice university reading subjects as diverse as Law, Nuclear Engineering, Zoology, International Social policy, Bio Medicine and Economics at top British universities from Cambridge, to a variety of Russell group universities including Edinburgh, Newcastle and Exeter.
We are proud of all our students and the contribution they have made to the school and to the local and global community. The cohort of 2022 deserves to be particularly recognised for their hard work, professionalism and how they coped during the challenging period of lockdown in the UK using the opportunity to pursue academic enrichment and service.
|IB average (points/45)||36||35.5||38.5||37||37||37||37|
|A Level A*A%||37||40||55||52||43||44||49|
|A Level A*B%||61||67||77||76||71||67||80|
|A Level % pass rate||99||99.5||100||99||100||100||100|
|GCSE A*A% (2018 onwards 9-7)*||45||35||48||48||36||38||46|
|% achieving 5 or more GCSEs||100||97||100||100||98||100||100|
|Year 7||£19,533 ( £6,511 per term)|
|Year 8||£20,880 ( £6,960 per term)|
|Year 9||£21,384 ( £7,128per term)|
|Year 10||£21,615 ( £7,205 per term)|
|Years 11 – 13||£22,461 ( £7,487 per term)|
|Years 7-8||£30,216 ( £10,072 per term)|
|Years 9-13||£41,580 ( £13,860 per term)|
|Years 7-8||£ 25,200 ( £8,400 per term)|
|Years 9-13||£ 37,002 (£12,334 per term)|
We look forward to welcoming you to Kent College, Canterbury.
If you have any questions regarding registering for our Sixth Form Information Evening or would like to book a bespoke tour please contact our Admissions department.