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Sixth Form

We offer a flexible and supportive curriculum with great choice.  Our 20 subjects are largely in the traditional fields sought by the country’s leading universities and our pupils are encouraged to choose a combination of subjects that will lead to their career aspirations. In Year 12, our Sixth Formers are expected to follow a course of Advanced Level and/or BTEC subjects. Four subjects are normally chosen. 

BTEC subjects are based on unit based courses at level 3. These are a combination of coursework, examinable and controlled assessment units. 

Our A Level and BTEC results and value-added are excellent and are consistently high.

We aim to motivate and inspire our pupils on an individual basis, going beyond the standard A Level and BTEC syllabus, and we are fortunate to also have small class sizes, as well as small tutor groups.

Available A Level and BTEC subjects at Dover College:

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business BTEC  
  • Chemistry
  • Drama
  • DT Product Design
  • Economics
  • English Literature
  • French
  • Further Mathematics  
  • Geography
  • History
  • IELTS*
  • IGCSE English as a Second Language*
  • Mathematics
  • Music  
  • Photography
  • Physics  
  • Spanish
  • Sport BTEC
  • Textile Design 

* IELTS and IGCSE English as a Second Language – for students whose first language is not English.

We also offer retake opportunities for GCSE English and Mathematics

Dover College does not assess children academically for entry to Year 12 (the Sixth Form) although the College does look carefully at academic records from previous schools. Prior to entry all pupils are invited to spend the day in College with their prospective year group.  If a pupil is moving from another school into Year 12 they will be asked to bring examples of their current work in Mathematics, English, Science, a Language (if possible) and from their favourite subject (if not one previously mentioned), as well as their two most recent school reports.  The child will also have an informal interview with the Headmaster (or in his absence, the Deputy Head (Academic) or Deputy Head (Pastoral)) and will be asked to discuss their favourite subjects, hobbies, pursuits and plans for the future after school.