Sixth Form

If you have any questions about the Sixth Form, please contact:
Head of Sixth Form

Our Sixth Form

At The Holmesdale School, our mission is to transform our students’ lives through exceptional teaching and to provide them with the necessary set of skills and knowledge for a successful future.

We offer a diverse and well-rounded curriculum to post-16 students, ultimately designed to lead individuals on to university or full time employment with training such as an apprenticeship. Our Sixth Form is small but dynamic. Many teachers have been at Holmesdale for several years and know how to guide our students to success.

The Summer 2018 results were in line with national figures and we expect to exceed those this year. All students going on to University got heir first choice and others started an apprenticeship or took on employment. We have excellent facilities for our sixth form students, from our fitness suite to the Art&Photography Studio and the Library & Resource Centre. Whether you are moving up from Year 11 or joining us from another school, as many do, our friendly and popular Sixth Form will offer you a wonderful experience!

Our students are a close community and are exceptional role models for the rest of the school. We recognise that our students are young adults. We also acknowledge, however, that the transition between GCSE and post-16 courses can be challenging and therefore we offer a focused and detailed induction programme and mentoring. We also have a career guidance adviser who works closely with our sixth form students, offering one-to-one sessions. All our sixth form students are strongly supported and encouraged throughout their time with us. We will ensure that you leave our school with a definite destination and are fully equipped for the challenges ahead of them.

Head of Sixth Form



There are a number of qualifications you can take at The Holmesdale School at Post-16, combining different subject options depending on the career direction you are interested in.

The subjects on offer are as follows:

BTEC Sports Studies Single (Extended Certificate)

BTEC Health and Social Care Single (Extended Certificate)

BTEC Applied Psychology (Extended Certificate)

BTEC Health and Social Care Double (Diploma)

BTEC Applied Science (Extended Certificate)

A Level English Literature

BTEC Business Single (Extended Certificate)

LIBF Financial Studies (Level 3 Diploma)

BTEC Sports Studies Double (Diploma)

BTEC Business Double (Diploma)

We believe the subjects offered in our Sixth Form will allow you to access a good range of higher education courses or employability routes. We have considered the local entrepreneurial community character so that when you leave The Holmesdale School you will be in an excellent position to gain employment in the local labour market, or progress onto a degree qualification.


How to Apply

All applications for The Holmesdale Sixth Form need to be made via the Kent Choices website. Further information about the process can be found on 

If you need assistance with you application, please contact
Head of Sixth Form

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