The Sixth Form at WGHS seeks to provide all students with the working environment where they can achieve their potential both in terms of academic achievement and personal development. We aim to develop and celebrate students of all abilities, in an atmosphere of mutual respect and understanding. We seek to prepare our students to face the world as responsible, self motivated, independent and caring citizens: young women who can take their place confidently in whatever role they choose.
Our students have chosen to continue their education post 16 and we recognise that this is an important stage in inculcating an expectation of life-long learning. Our Sixth Form encourages a love of learning for its own sake, as well as for measurable academic achievement. Students are expected to extend learning beyond the classroom and we have forums to enable them to demonstrate this. We support each individual student in making important decisions about their future, encouraging self reflection and aspiration, to ensure that every student moves successfully towards her goal.
As our students move towards independence, be it towards university or employment, they are encouraged to contribute both to their immediate community and play a wider role in society. We place great emphasis on leading whole school charitable initiatives and our students typically take on a wide range of volunteering activities. We are well known within the local community for providing responsible, willing, mature young people to fill a variety of roles. We encourage all activities which lead towards independence and widening experience.
Although our students have chosen to take advantage of the benefits of studying in an all female environment, there is also the opportunity should to have joint learning experiences with boys from our brother school in certain subjects. What makes our Sixth Form different is that it is not a stand-alone entity. It is very much part of the whole school community.
Director of Sixth Form
Dr J. Rhodes
Assistant Head of Sixth Form:
Mrs A Oliver
|Autumn Term I||Study Skills Day|
|New Prefects’ Assembly|
|Year 13 Parents’ Evening|
|Autumn Term II||Year 12 Subject Grade Sheet issued|
|Year 12 Parents’ Evening|
|Short Report Year 13|
|Sixth Form Information Evening|
|Spring Term I||Short Report Year 12|
|Spring Term II||UCAS Convention in Manchester – all Year 12|
|Options Choices for Year 12|
|Year 13 Grade Sheet issued|
|Parents’ Evenings for Year 12 and 13|
|Summer Term I||Sixth Form Conference (3 days)|
|Leavers’ Ball, joint with QEGS|
|Head Student and Senior Prefect Elections|
|Study Leave and exam period|
|Summer Term II||Higher Education Evening|
|Sixth Form Conference (3 days)|