Sixth Form Admissions Arrangements for September 2023

Herne Bay High School is a mixed Sixth Form of approximately 300 students across Year 12 and 13. For the intake from September 2023 onward priority will be given to existing students transferring from Year 11. The PAN for external candidates will be 50. This figure may be exceeded if this, and the number of internal pupils transferring into Year 12, is less than the overall total figure. Subject to course availability the overall year group total is 200.

Over subscription waiting lists will be maintained up to one week after the 6th Form term has commenced.

All applicants apply via the Kent Choices website ( and no further applicants will be accepted after our deadline of the 3rd February 2023. Late applicants should make contact in August after GCSE results are known.

Our Level 3 Programme of Study is completed over two years and our entry requirement is:

If you are not eligible to apply for the Level 3 courses, you may wish to apply to join one of our alternative pathways:

Our Level 2+ Programme of Study is completed over two years and our entry requirement is:

Please refer to the full prospectus for Level 3 subjects  and entry criteria available under this pathway. 

Application Process

The application process for both internal and external students for the Sixth Form is as follows:

Should any students have any queries or concerns, they should contact the 6th Form team on

Late Applications following GCSE Results Day

If you would like to make a late application to Herne Bay High School 6th Form, please make contact on detailing the following once your GCSE results are known.

We will then be in contact in due course.

We will not accept applicants beyond the 15th September 2023.