Why Choose Us?

Making Time For You

We have increased the number of hours that teachers spend with our students with nearly 11 hours per subject in the Lower Sixth and 10 hours per subject in the Upper Sixth to enable students to better hone their subject knowledge.  Enviable staff to student ratios, with class sizes not exceeding 15,  ensures that we get to know our students extremely well and can help them get the most out of their time at Wolverhampton Grammar School. We have an outstanding academic reputation and track record for helping students successfully enter the university, or other post-18 pathway, of choice.

Flexible Subject Options

From Art to Languages, Business to Psychology, Chemistry to Sport, you can study from a choice of 20 A Levels and 2 Cambridge Technicals. Many of our students also take an Extended Project Qualification. A huge advantage of choosing our Sixth Form is the flexibility in subject choice with no option blocks curtailing combinations. At Wolverhampton Grammar School, we go the extra mile to make your preferred subject options work for you.

Tom

Further Maths, German, Chemistry

Tom chose to study Further Maths and Science as he was interested in pursuing a career in engineering but he was also keen to keep up his love of languages. He was able to take the option of German thanks to the flexibility of subject choices at WGS. Tom hopes that it might lead to his dream of studying or working abroad one day in his chosen profession.

Dedicated Facilities

Our Sixth Formers really enjoy having their own dedicated Sixth Form Centre. This houses several classrooms, a seminar room for assemblies and workshops, a fantastic bright and airy library modelled on the facilities of leading universities, and a large Sixth Form Common Room and Café. The Common Room is a welcoming communal place to relax and socialise or to work in small groups and there are computer facilities available throughout the Sixth Form Centre. Students wishing to carry out quiet study also have the option of moving just across the corridor into the Sixth Form Library which is a silent work space for our students and is overseen by a member of staff who is also available to support them with their studies.

Down Time

Sixth Form is not all about study! Students are involved in many clubs and subject based societies including Graphic Design, Digital Leaders, Magic Club, Table-Top Gaming, Student Parliament and many more. Lunchtime Pudding lectures are another tenet of Sixth Form life and give students the opportunity to present and take questions on a variety of topics beyond their Sixth Form studies.  Aptly named, there is always cake served for those attending and presenting!

There are also opportunities to step up into Prefect leadership roles such as House Captains and Heads of School. Within the House system Sixth Formers act as mentors to younger students and take part in charity fundraising and community activities. Sport, Music, volunteering and the Duke of Edinburgh Award are all accessible to our Sixth Formers. We also have our own student-run newspaper – The Wulf, and students have input into organising events such as the Leavers’ Ball.

Your Happiness Matters

Entering Sixth Form is another big step in your educational journey and you may need some support to help you settle, particularly if you are joining from another school. Rest assured, there is plenty on offer to make the transition to our upper years seamless. Enviable student to teacher ratios ensures staff really get to know you and can help you get the most out of your time at WGS. We prioritise your happiness and our pastoral team, which includes our Head of Wellbeing, has plenty of great ideas to make your time at Wolverhampton Grammar School a successful and memorable one. Where students need support and guidance our excellent Sixth Form team, as well as the House tutors, are there to guide and students also have access to our School Counsellor. 

A Network of Support

Help with university applications and choosing the right pathway for the future is comprehensively covered and tailored careers support is very much ‘on tap’. Unique to Wolverhampton Grammar School, a global network of former students known as Old Wulfrunians (OWs), readily give back by sharing career experiences, university tips and interview preparation. As a student at WGS you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships that are only available at our school and offer additional funding for university courses awarded by WGS alumni. 

WGS For Life

We hope you will enjoy your time at Wolverhampton Grammar School, whether you have come up through the School or joined for our Sixth Form, we are sure that you will look back at your time here with affection. From our veterans in their 90s to our younger OWs, it is nice to think that you will have a special community to remain a part of for many years to come. Why not take a look at some of our reunions and events?