The Folkestone Academy Sixth Form has a real focus on ambitions throughout. Everything from the subjects Sixth Form students study to the tutorial programs they have access to is geared towards the realisation and achievement of ambitions. The world that our young people are entering upon leaving education is changing all the time, and whilst we cannot know what the future will hold for our students, we can work to prepare them for it.

Our comprehensive tutorial programs prepare students for part-time and full-time work, apprenticeships, gap years, and university. Whilst we understand that university is not for everyone, we firmly believe that it is an excellent and rewarding way for our students to develop and realise their ambitions. Through close links with local universities such as Canterbury Christ Church University, The University of Kent, and The University For The Creative Arts, combined with personalised and one-to-one advice, we work hard to dispel the myths surrounding university whilst ensuring that students have all the information they need to make informed decisions.

An increasing number of our students see the value in the new opportunities and pathways that are offered by studying at university, and last year over 55% of our Sixth Form students chose to progress onto university. The opportunity for study doesn't stop there, either; our students are entitled to full support when applying to university even after they have finished studying with us. We realise that when students choose to study with us in Sixth Form, there is a good chance that they have long-term plans that our Sixth Form fits into and we are happy to play our role in acting as a launch pad for our students to move on to bigger and better things.

If you want to start planning for your next educational steps, why not have a look at some of the links below?

Local Post-16 Study Options

Our University Partners

Apprenticeship Options

Canterbury College The University of Kent The National Apprenticeship Service
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East Kent College Canterbury Christ Church University Kent Training & Apprenticeships
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University for the Creative Arts University for the Creative Arts Apprenticeships
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  The University of Chichester