Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls
Sixth Form

I am delighted to take this opportunity to introduce you to our Sixth Form.

This is a school where academic success is combined with developing well-rounded, happy, resilient learners who are ready for the challenges and opportunities in their future.

Whether students are new to Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls or have been with us since Year 7, the Sixth Form provides a happy and supportive environment in which all can achieve their academic potential, develop their existing skills and discover new talents. Students are supported in making the transition from GCSE to A-level study and provided with personalised advice and guidance as they make the exciting decisions about the next step in their future.

From a choice of 18 subjects, students will study three linear A Levels and in Year 12 they complete an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). There is also the opportunity for students to take a fourth A-level. We provide weekly careers and academic skills lessons which help students adapt to the demands of A-level study and support them in making informed choices about the next stage in their lives.

Alongside academic study there are numerous extra-curricular opportunities to enable students to enhance their wider skills (and help with their UCAS application or CV). They could get involved with Gold DofE, mentoring younger students, politics society, medsoc, fitness Fridays, volunteering, orchestra, gospel choir, the school musical and develop their leadership skills by becoming a Senior Student Ambassador or a Prefect. There are residential trips to CERN, Amsterdam and World Challenge visits to Africa and China.

Our students achieve fantastic examination results and go on to study at a variety of universities both in the UK and abroad; secure places on competitive apprenticeships and management programmes and explore the world whilst travelling during their gap years. If you would like find out more about the Sixth Form at Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls, please attend our open evening or contact the school to discuss the next opportunity to visit. I look forward to meeting you.

Dr Barbara Minards
Headteacher

Admissions

Entry to Year 12 is on the basis of academic ability by achievement at GCSE. The Sixth Form is open to girls only.

Students in Year 11 at Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls in 2017-18 do not need to make a formal application, as they will all receive a conditional offer place. For entry into Year 12 in September 2018, our Published Admission Number (PAN) for external students, ie those who have not up to that point studied at Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls, is 20.

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Enrichment

There are many opportunities for Sixth Form students to extended themselves in their chosen subjects. Departments encourage independent learning with suggested reading materials and sources for research. This also includes evenings lectures and masterclasses delivered by external experts; projects with local healthcare providers; Olympiads in Physics, Chemistry and Biology and Senior Maths Challenge.

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Community

Sixth Form students are an integral part of the whole school community; they are role models for younger girls in the school.

In recent years, Sixth Form students have led the way in fundraising for a wide range of charities; local, national and international. Their commitment is exemplified by raising over £20,000 in one academic year, including £8,000 for Comic Relief.

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