Year 12 Information

6th Form Information - For Applicants September 2023/24

Our Post 16 Open Evening took place on Wednesday 23rd November 2022 in our covered courtyard.  

Information on our courses is available on the Course Guide menu and applications are made on line via Kent Choices.

The Herne Bay High dates to submit your application to us via Kent Choices are from the 24th November 2022 to the 3rd February 2023 at 3pm. Applications will not be accepted after this date.

If you wish to make an application after this date, please make contact via in August 2023 when GCSE results are known.

Please refer to the How to Apply for further information. 

All on time applicants apply through

We offer a 2 tier Year 12:

Level 3 Courses - Two Year Advanced Programme

The 6th form at HBHS is a stimulating and supportive environment in which to learn. Each individual has the opportunity to develop their own potential. We encourage enthusiasm, positivity and hard work.

As well as an academic timetable students have the opportunity to take part in enrichment activities and school life, such as:

All students have ALP targets and aspirational grades to work towards and have a personal mentor to support them during their time at HBHS.

At the beginning of Year 12 all students sign a 6th Form Learning Agreement & Contract which details their roles and responsibility within the 6th form. An example of these are:

To continue studies into Year 13 students will need to achieve the required threshold in the end of year assessments along with Head of Department approval. In addition, Year 13 students select either the Extended Project Qualification, or Enrichment options in Year 13.

For progression from Year 11/12, please read our ‘What Happens Next Information' 22/23. 

Should you have any queries please contact the 6th Form directly on

All students in the 6th Form have the opportunity to undertake enrichment opportunities and work experience in and out of school.

These can range from Debating, Driver IQ workshop, Cooking on a Budget, Duke of Edinburgh,  LGBTQ+ club, Sporting Activities, Peer Mentoring, Sports Leadership, Journalism Skills, Numeracy and Literacy Support, Fund Raising for Charity, Volunteering, Wellbeing Warriors, Wellbeing Garden volunteer, Higher Education Exhibitions, Careers Fairs, Theatre Trips and Overseas Trips.

Work Experience 

Work experience is a key part of the Post 16 student experience and essential to demonstrate employability and transferable skills.

Students can complete their Work experience in a variety of ways:

A week of work experience that takes place towards the end of Year 12. This will be the 3-7 July 2023. (No lessons will take place during this week for Year 12)

A one-week Work Experience during any half term holiday,

One day a week on a day when a student has no timetables lessons.

Take Your child to work day(s)/week during any of the time indicated above.

The aim of Work Experience is for students to have an opportunity to immerse themselves in a work environment and to develop their employability skills.  Students are encouraged to seek their own placement in an industry/service/area in which they have a particular interest. This will enable students to gain an insight into the world of work and a variety of industry sectors.  Students may establish an understanding of an industry, make useful contacts, or gain valuable experience about the workplace and being part of a team of colleagues.   They will develop and grow as individuals.

Unifrog - Careers 

The school has partnered with Unifrog to help students with their future plans. Unifrog is an online platform that supports secondary schools to deliver their statutory duty to provide students with impartial and independent guidance on the full range of post-school options.

The platform is particularly helpful because it is the only place students can compare every undergraduate university course in the UK as well as international opportunities. Additionally, the Unifrog platform allows students to access FE courses and the most comprehensive list of apprenticeships available across the country, including higher, SP and degree apprenticeships.

Once students have explored their interests and compared the full range of pathways available to them, Unifrog provides one place for students to draft all materials needed for applications such as CVs or Personal Statements. All students in Years 7-13 now have access to this website, in keeping with our commitment to provide students with outstanding careers guidance and tailored support when choosing their next step after school.

To log in for the first time, students need a sign-up code which is unique to their form group.

Unifrog is a whole-school platform for KS3, KS4 and KS5 which allows teachers to track their pupils' progress and keep a record of their research and careers interactions. It makes it easy for teachers to collaborate with students on finding their best next step for them. They're able to provide feedback on applications such as CVs or Personal Statements as well as writing their subject references.

If you would like more information on Unifrog please visit their website:

We are a member of the Net6thForm Group and here is a link to a useful video for parents/carers: Independence and Communication

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In addition, students have the opportunity to become involved within the local community with the National Citizenship Service.


Year 12 students undertake PSHEE, which is mapped to the KS5 PSHEE Association framework.  During Year 12 students cover Health and Well being, Relationships and Living in the Wider World through a variety of delivery.