Secondary Curriculum

Sixth Form Overview

St George’s Church of England Foundation School offers an 11-19 education providing a range of opportunities and experiences at Post 16.  The 6th Form provides a variety of qualifications at all levels allowing students to progress into employment and higher education.  The School has values based on high standards of academic excellence, uniform and discipline.

In 2015 our average total points score was 798.  The number of students who gained a Distinction or Distinction * in their vocational subjects was 100%.

The 6th Form provides an ongoing and highly structured programme of preparation for higher education so that our students are well informed and confident when it comes to choosing and applying to college and university.

St Georges C of E Foundation School is a founder member of the Thanet Post 16 Consortium, which widens curriculum opportunities in partnership with other local schools and colleges.

For subject information please see the Courses page.

 

The Curriculum

The 6th Form offers both Advanced and Vocational subjects, as well as GCSE re-sits.  Student subject choices have been developed to suit all student needs and progression routes.  Collaboration with local institutions allows even wider provision and breadth of student.  Canterbury Christ Church University and Connexions help to run taster sessions, UCAS, workshops on employment, apprenticeships, CV writing and gap years.  As a result, the School has been commended for the opportunities that are provided in enriching student learning.

 

Student Welfare

The 6th Form has a sense of community with excellent staff and student relationships based on Christian ideals.  Students are provided with a tutor to discuss setting individual targets, progress, work issues and all aspects of school life.  Target setting and UCAS evenings take place in year 13, along with parents’ evenings for Years 12 and 13.


Student Activities

The 6th Form offers a range of activities for students, including competitive sports teams, social events and trips.  Sports teams compete County wide and students participate in music and drama events.  Annual trips are offered to a “Licence to Kill” production by the Kent Fire Brigade and Higher Education Fayre at UKC.

The 6th Form is connected to a range of outside agencies and students are encouraged to become Reading Champions working with local primary schools.  The 6th Form also provides help to the Family of Church Schools with reading, sports events and sports days.

Students are involved in raising large amounts of money for charity each year and have been praised for their community work and helping to raise money for Global Challenge – a school and hostel in Uganda.


About Year 12

Head of Year Rob Norman
Year Support Lesley Buckingham
 
12.1 Emily Dickinson / Rob Kirby
12.2 Philippa Deed
12.3 Amy Tye
12.4 John Desmond

 

The year 12 team strive to support students through the transition from KS4 to KS5 ensuring they optimise their chances to fulfil their potential. We want to help students progress and develop, both academically and socially.  This is aided by the range of non academic activities that all Year 12 students are expected to participate in. Additionally all students will be provided with careers guidance to help prepare them once they have left St. George’s.

If you need to contact your child’s Head of Year, Mr Norman, please email him at Robertnorman@st-georgescofe-thanet.kent.sch.uk or he can be contacted via the main school switchboard, or Mrs Buckingham Year Support Officer LesleyBuckingham@st-georgescofe-thanet.kent.sch.uk, will be able to help you if your query is urgent.

To report an absence due to illness or other unforseen circumstances please contact Mrs Buckingham at  LesleyBuckingham@st-georgescofe-thanet.kent.sch.uk, or by telephone to 07719229934, alternatively you can contact the school absence line on 01843 609030. Please include details of your child’s name, and reason for absence in your message.


About Year 13

Head of Year Danielle Hyde
Year support Lesley Buckingham
 
13.1 Charlotte Rose
13.2 Satish Beckett
13.3 Jamie MacGowan
13.4 Leanne Hodson / Tom Carlier


 

In Year 13 our main focus is ensuring that all students maximise their potential in their academic and vocational subjects. We track progress, attainment and students are expected to attend intervention programmes to help those not yet meeting their target grades. All students are encouraged to apply to University and are provided with Careers guidance to ensure all students have a destination to proceed to once leaving School.

Students are expected to complete a minimum of 3 hours homework per subject each week. You can find copies of the homework timetable on the links shown.

Our students are encouraged to participate in a range of non academic activities, Sports and charities and are supported by the Head of School – Callum Noble, Deputies - Javed Seid and Amy Kehoe.

If you need to contact your child’s Head of Year Miss Hyde, please email her at daniellehyde@st-georgescofe-thanet.kent.sch.uk, or she can be contacted via the main switchboard.

To report an absence due to illness or other unforseen circumstances please contact Mrs Buckingham at  LesleyBuckingham@st-georgescofe-thanet.kent.sch.uk, or by telephone to 07719229934, alternatively you can contact the school absence line on 01843 609030. Please include details of your child’s name, and reason for absence in your message.