How To Apply

Information for 2023/2024 Applicants 

Our Post 16 Open Evening took place on Wednesday 23rd November.

The talk by our Head of 6th Form has been recorded in advance and is available for viewing here.

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:

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 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 as detailed on our 6th Form Admissions Information.

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

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.  Please note at 6th Form on a Tuesday and Thursday our day for some subjects finishes at 4pm.

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).  Please note at 6th Form on a Tuesday and Thursday our day for some subjects finishes at 4pm.

Subject Option Blocks:

Please click here for the option blocks.

Prospectus 2023/24: 

Please refer to Kent Choices - click here

Course Advice Meeting:

All applicants will be asked to attend a course advice meeting in early March 2023. 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 submit an application. 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 on line 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 - 3-7 July 2023. 

Post GCSE Results:

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

Students transferring from other schools will need to make contact by e mail to confirm their place at Herne Bay High.

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

What Happens Next in 2023/24 please click here

Sixth Form Prospectus 2023