Sixth Form Courses

Students at Wolverhampton Grammar School can study a diverse array of courses which includes traditional A Level subjects, as well as specialised subjects such as Politics, Economics and also the Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in Sport and Physical Education and Information Technology.

It is important that our students develop their academic knowledge around their subjects, as it puts intellectual curiosity at the centre of their Sixth Form learning experience.

Students are taught valuable skills which enable them to become an independent thinker and researcher. Our Sixth Form programme encourages students to take greater responsibility for their learning and planning, whilst developing their own set of skills and interests to enhance their university application or other career prospects.

Our expert staff offer individual guidance, advice and support to help students make the most of their two years. We are fortunate to be able to provide a personalised pathway to all students, in order to maximise their academic potential. Additional support and guidance is offered to all students during lunchtimes and after School, as well as access to our excellent facilities which include a dedicated Sixth Form Centre and specialist library, which will enable students to achieve their very best.

Assessment and Entrance Test

As well as students progressing up through the Senior School, we welcome many new students into our Sixth Form each September. There are many reasons for joining us at this stage including our ability to offer you maximum flexibility when choosing your A Level options, small classes of 15 maximum, preparation for university and careers advice, plus an abundance of extra-curricular opportunities.

Key Admissions Dates

  • Saturday 8th October 2022 –Open Day (Please register for the 12pm session for Sixth Form entry)
  • Thursday 17th November 2022 – Sixth Form Options Evening
  • Friday 16th December 2022 – Sixth Form Application Deadline
  • February/March 2023 – Sixth Form Taster Days & Interviews, Scholarship Auditions

 

Entry Requirements

  • An average GCSE score of 5.5 across a minimum of 7 subjects
  • A minimum of 6 in the subjects (or associated subjects) chosen to be studied at Sixth Form
  • A minimum of a 7 in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths if chosen to be studied at Sixth Form (except Further Maths which requires an 8 in Maths)
  • A minimum of a 4 in Maths and English Language where these subjects have not been chosen for study at Sixth Form
  • Students who wish to consider undertaking 4 subjects must have an average GCSE score of at least 8

 

Sixth Form Interviews

Candidates will be interviewed by a member of the Sixth Form tutor team and we will request a reference from your current school. Your interview with our Sixth Form tutor team will also be an opportunity for you to demonstrate your commitment to learning and making the most of what school life has to offer.

We offer several Sixth Form Scholarships and Means tested bursaries.

To register for September 2023 entry please click here.

Want to find out more about our Sixth Form curriculum?

To find out more about our Sixth Form curriculum, please contact our Admissions team, email: admissions@wgs-sch.net or by telephone 01902 422939.