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How to Apply

How to Apply

Post 16 Application 2024/25

Our Post 16 Open Evening will take place on Wednesday 22nd November between 17:30 and 19:30 in the school's Covered Courtyard.



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

Herne Bay High School offers a co-educational 6th Form in which to study. We also offer:

  • A broad and varied choice of Level 3, A Level and BTEC equivalent qualifications
  • Dedicated Teachers with high expectations
  • Dedicated 6th Form Team with high expectations
  • Support & Guidance with aspirational guidance
  • Dedicated 6th Form Centre and study area
  • Opportunities to self develop and take responsibility 
  • Opportunities to further develop employability and transferable skills

On joining Herne Bay High 6th Form you will be allocated a 6th Form Mentor who will support you on your journey. Studying at 6th Form is a significant step up from GCSE and you will be encouraged to take greater responsibility for your own organisation, focus and studies.

Your key to success is to use your time wisely, become an independent learner and have a positive attitude as well as working hard.

In order to apply to HBHS Sixth Form, students must complete a formal online application via the Kent Choices website.

The Herne Bay High dates to submit your application to us via Kent Choices were from the 23rd November 2023 to the 2nd February 2024 at 3pm. Applications will not be accepted after this date.

If you wish to make an application after this date, please make contact via 6form@hernebayhigh.org in August 2024 when GCSE results are known as detailed on our 6th Form Admissions Information.

Our entry requirements are detailed in full on the Kent Choices website:

  • To join the Level 3 Advanced Pathway students normally require a minimum of 5 GCSEs at 9-4, including Maths, English Language minimum Grade 4 and Science preferably Grade 4.
  • If you have not achieved the entry criteria for the full level 3 pathway, if qualified, we will offer you an alternative, two plus or two pathway.
  • For some subjects the entry requirements differ slightly. For example, to study A Level Mathematics, students need to obtain a minimum of 5 GCSEs in the range of 9-4, including GCSE Maths Grade 7, English Grade 4 and preferably Science Grade 4.

Students should apply for the Full Level 3 Pathway and we will transfer you to the Two Plus Pathway following GCSE results if appropriate. 

Level 3 Full Pathway- Two Year Advanced Programme

Students entering Year 12 are expected to study three subjects for the duration of the two years. In addition, all students follow a PSHEE programme and undertake work experience.

Level 3 - Two Plus Pathway- Two Year Advanced Programme

If following the Two Plus Pathway students are expected to study two subjects plus self organised work experience for the duration of the two years, along with GCSE Maths/English resit. In addition, all students follow a PSHEE programme and undertake Work Experience. (Please note not all subjects are available on the Two Plus Pathway, see prospectus for further information).

Prospectus 2024/25

Option blocks - September 2024

For more details, please refer to Kent Choices

Course Advice Meeting

All applicants will be asked to attend a course advice meeting in early March 2024. Please note, information will be sent home with the date and time of your course advice meeting just before February half term. Your subject options will then be discussed with you at this time.

Transfers from Other Schools and Out of Area Student Applications

Please make a formal application online through the Kent Choices website. In addition, we will require sight of your last school report and birth certificate when you come for your course advice meeting and we will apply to your school for an academic reference.

If you live outside the Kent Area, you will need to register on the Kent Choices website to be able to apply. Please follow the Before You Apply instructions on the following website to obtain this information:

External Applicants:

Following application, you will be invited to a Careers Education Information and Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) meeting to discuss your subject choices. A letter will detail all the information required, including completing an online admissions form.

Conditional Offers:

Following your course advice meeting in the Spring term, if a conditional offer has been made, the details of this will be e mailed to you via your account on the Kent Choices website.

Induction Programme:

All applicants will be required to attend our induction programme: 1-3 July 2024.  Please attend for 08.30 and sign in at the 6th Form Common Room before making your way to your mentor base as indicated in your welcome information letter.

Post GCSE Results:

Internal applicants - If you have met the requirements of your conditional offer, a letter confirming your place at HBHS will be provided on GCSE results day. This letter will provide enrolment information about when you need to attend school to obtain your timetable.

External applicants - Students transferring from other schools will need to make contact by e-mail 6form@hernebayhigh.org to confirm their place at Herne Bay High.

Enrolment will take place for successful applicants on 22nd August, virtually online. Your first day in school will be Friday 6th September, commencing at 08:30

If you have not met the conditional offer requirements, additional guidance interviews may be offered to enable discussions regarding alternative course or college options.

If however, you have made alternative arrangements and no longer require your place at HBHS please advise us as soon as possible on 01227 361221 or 6form@hernebayhigh.org.

Late Applicants

If you would like to make a late application to Herne Bay High 6th Form, please make contact following GCSE results by emailing 6form@hernebayhigh.org detailing the following:

  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Full Address
  • Telephone Contact
  • Email details for secondary school attended, plus a name and email address for an academic reference
  • A list of the subjects you would like to study Please check our option blocks
  • Enclose a scanned copy of your GCSE results

Please be aware that some courses may now by full

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