The Canterbury Academy, with the largest 6th form in Kent, congratulates all its students today!

Bonnie Minnett sharing her results and being congratulated by the staff.

This comprehensive 6th form for all the talents catered for over 700 students this year with 325 in its upper 6th. The size of the 6th form enables it to offer the full range of A levels (some in partnership with Simon Langton Grammar School) and General Applied courses at level 3; specialist programmes in Sport; specialist programmes in The Performing Arts; work related courses; courses for European exchange students; courses for students wishing to improve their level 2 qualifications; and, programs of study for students who have special requirements.

It is an inclusive 6th form that welcomes and tries to accommodate all learners not just those who will make the school look good in academic league tables. Nearly 60% of students join us from other institutions, especially grammar schools.

Therefore, The Canterbury Academy must recognize and celebrate more than just its A level results, a qualification only ever intended for a minority of 16-19 students.

Grammar school students will get As and Bs. Students in the non-selective schools do get these but are more likely to get Cs, Ds and Es. Well done to all of them. There is nothing wrong with celebrating excellent A level results. However, there is something very wrong if that is all we celebrate.

Our A level results were pleasing this year. Some students will be overjoyed, others may have fallen victim to the imprecise nature of terminal examinations and the turbulence of this year’s  changes. We believe the school will record a much improved positive value added score. The General Applied results appear exceptional with nearly 75% at the highest possible grades. Over 200 students will now continue in education, including 115 who will go to University.

In the photo from left to right back row: Jake Warman Christchurch University – Politics and International Relations; Josh Weller is going to University for – Sport Development and Coaching Science; Josh Hillier is joining the RAF Max Rutherford University of Birmingham – Applied Golf Management Studies Front row left to right: Shannon Badder Christchurch University to study Primary Education; Bonnie Minnett Returning to The Canterbury Academy Sixth Form to complete her studies to ensure a University place; Charlotte Tracey Returning to The Canterbury Academy Sixth Form to complete her studies to ensure a University place

Academic Pillar Students:

Lee Varela is going to Surry University to study Physics Alexander Richardson is going to study Law at University Amelia Liversidge is going to Nottingham Trent University to study Law Philp Derewenda is going to the University of Kent to study Politics and International Relations Lesley Mitchell is going to the University of Kent to study Sociology.

Students achieved very highly in work related qualifications and nearly 50 will start an apprenticeship or start employment, some setting up their own businesses.

Ryan Davis receiving his BTEC Sport grades ready to start his apprenticeship at The Kings School in Canterbury.

Pippi Randall is starting a dentistry apprenticeship after three successful years in the sixth form Ryan Davis is starting an apprenticeship in recreational sports at the Kings School in Canterbury.

The Academy’s 6th form is a centre of excellence for sport and performing arts for over 250 students. Many sports students gained representative honours and will go on to university in The UK or abroad.Students in Performing Arts appeared on stage, screen and TV and many will progress to the country’s prestigious universities, drama or dance schools.



Vocational Pillar students receiving their AS results and will be returning next year to continue their studies.

Vocational Pillar Students:
Megan Kendal is one of only 49 students nationally to study Midwifery at University; Niamh Lowther is also going to University to study Paramedic Science; Josh Butcher is going to University to study Product Design; Ashleigh Foley is going to Canterbury Christchurch University to study Childhood Studies.

For Performing Arts:

Dance students opening their results together.

Emily Bainbridge is going to the London Studio Centre to study Jazz Dance; Emma Bowman is going to study Dance at University Georgia; Pennie is going to study Musical Theatre at Bird College; Abigail Huxley has been accepted by Disney to work within the entertainment team


Jasmine Harding is going to Hull University to study Sports Rehabilitation; George Defferary is studying Strength and Conditioning Science at University; Oliver Dykes is leaving us to play basketball in the Spanish Leagues.

Other students improved their maths and English GCSEs and can now go on to higher education. 24 students will return home with improved English and other qualifications to carry them forward across The European Union.

All individual successes are to be valued. Most importantly of all The Canterbury Academy’s 6th form for all the talents will again, we are confident, exceed the national average for positive destinations. Different students have different abilities and aptitudes and will achieve different things. Congratulations to them all.

Any students uncertain of what to do next are most welcome to contact the school.