Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls
Sixth Form

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

We are a thriving community, celebrated for our creativity, enrichment opportunities and academic excellence. We focus on the development of empowered young women. Working with our students, we nurture individuals to reach their potential and we pride ourselves on our high standards; promoted thought personalised care and working with outside partners.

Year 12 students will study three linear A Levels, with an opportunity to take a fourth subject after discussion with a member of the Sixth Form Team. In addition to this, students have one Careers lesson and one Academic Skills lesson each fortnight. This leads to a further opportunity to complete an Extended Project Qualification which University admissions tutors comment on favourably and previous students have found them particularly useful at interview.

This website aims to give you an insight to the variety of opportunities if you wish to join our Sixth Form and we hope you enjoy finding out more about us.

Dr Barbara Minards


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

Pupils in Year 11 at Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls in 2016-17 do not need to make a formal application, as they will all receive a conditional offer place. For entry into Year 12 in September 2017, 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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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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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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