Curriculum Pathways

Pathway 1 Academic Pathway (AS/A Levels and IB Diplomas): Students in this pathway study a pure academic programme choosing a minimum of 3 AS/A Level or IB Diplomas. The entry criteria for this pathway is a minimum of 5 A*-B (9-5) GCSE passes including Grade 6 in English Language and Mathematics and  mostly B grades in other subjects. Some subjects have a specific entry criteria as detailed in the Subject Directory.
Pathway 2 – Vocational Pathway (BTEC/Financial Studies): Students in this pathway study a pure vocational programme choosing from our impressive range of subjects. The entry criteria for this pathway is a minimum of 5 A*-C (9-4) GCSE passes including 4 in English Language or Literature and Mathematics.

Pathway 3 – Academic and Vocational Pathway (Academic and Vocational Subjects): Students in this pathway study a combination of academic and vocational subjects. The entry criteria for this pathway is a minimum of 5 A*-B (9-5) GCSE passes including Grade 6 in English Language and Mathematics. A minimum of a B Grade is required for academic subjects and some subjects have a specific entry criteria.
Pathway 4 – International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP): Students in this pathway study either two single or one double vocational subjects, two IB Diplomas and the IBCP Core Programme. The entry criteria for this pathway is a minimum of 5 A*-C (9-4) GCSE passes including 4 in English Language or Literature and Mathematics.

Pathway 5 – The Dartford Football Academy (In partnership with Dartford Football Club): Students in this pathway study Pathway 1, 2 or 3 and through the Football Academy train and play matches during the academy day. The entry criteria for this pathway is a minimum of 5 A*-C (9-4) GCSE passes including 4 in English Language or Literature and Mathematics. A minimum of a B Grade is required for academic subjects. Students will also have to be successful at a trial with DFC.

Directed Study Sessions: All Post 16 students have timetabled Directed Study Sessions. These dedicated study periods, supervised by a qualified teacher ensure that students are focussed on their studies, developing proactive independent study habits while knowing that there is a member of staff at hand to offer help and guidance.