Welcome to sixth form life at Dane Court
Leadership | Sport | Trips | Volunteering | International students
Dane Court Sixth Form provides a balance of academic study and extra responsibilities and activities. These extra opportunities provide students with the leadership, communication and interpersonal skills that will contribute to future success in higher education and employment, whilst also providing a good balance.
We hope that you will take advantage of the many different opportunities to gain leadership skills in your two years with us. We expect the Sixth Form at Dane Court to become thoroughly involved in the life of the school and to contribute to the well-being of the younger students. As well as equipping you with valuable and transferable life skills, this is something that may make you more attractive to Universities (and employers) when you apply in Year 13. We welcome students who have transferred from local schools to our leadership teams and in the past have had some outstanding Prefects and House Captains who have been new to the school in Year 12.
A wide range of sports is available including netball, soccer, hockey, rugby, cricket, tennis, athletics, badminton, basketball and trampolining.
Competitive sport is available at 1st XI Soccer, 1st XV Rugby and 1st XI Cricket levels. Under 18 Netball, Hockey, and Badminton fixtures are also available, determined by demand.
We are affiliated to many of the major sports associations which allows those with particular prowess to be put forward for county trials.We also have links with the Golf federation and regularly enter school competitions.
Whatever your interests, the Dane Court P.E. Department will do their best to accommodate you.
Our sixth form students have the opportunity to attend many subject and extracurricular trips. Ranging from West End musicals, subject specific trips such as the Juniper Hall Geography Field Trip, Stratford English trip as well as language exchanges, and the famous New York Trip.
The IB mission is to develop compassionate lifelong learners, this is developed through the Creativity, Action and Service and Service Learning programmes on the IBDP and IBCP respectively. Through these programmes our students are provided with many opportunities to volunteer and run projects in the local community for example; National Citizenship Service, Margate Arts Club and The Zone Youth Club Broadstairs.
Every year we welcome into our sixth form a number of students from abroad. They are often here to combine studying for an internationally recognised qualification with the opportunity to develop their skills in the use of the English language. But they always prove to be a great addition to our community; injecting fresh perspectives into both social and academic activities. There is no doubt that our home-grown sixth formers benefit enormously from the participation of the overseas students.