We pride ourselves on the exceptional exam results we achieve in the Sixth Form. Not only do we have students who achieve outstanding academic success, but we over-perform in the value we add to our students’ grades. Recently we were reported as the grammar school which added the most value to students’ grades.
We take aspects of Stretch, Challenge and Independence that are now part of the A Level specifications very seriously. In the Sixth Form we have integrated ways of encouraging independence and challenge into our curriculum, through the Roots and Wings programme. Each subject area sets additional activities, reading and projects for completion each term; encouraging independent time management and stretching all students to achieve their maximum potential. Important skills for life and education!
The Extended Project Qualification offered in Year 13 also gives students the opportunity to work towards an individual academic project and gain further AS qualifications. This in-depth study is well regarded by universities as it allows students to investigate a topic, issue or question of personal and academic interest to a much deeper level than would normally be expected by A Level subjects. This is good preparation for university, employment and beyond.
Whilst the main focus of your efforts must be on your academic studies, a central feature of our ethos in the Sixth Form at GGS is that we are proud to have students leave us, having had a broad, diverse and rich experience.
The wider curriculum in the Sixth Form includes: