Welcome to the Sixth Form
Notice regarding School Closures, Public Exams and MGGS Sixth Form Admissions
As you are aware, the government has stated that the award of qualifications will be quite different to usual this year. We want to reassure you that all organisations involved in this process are working hard to find solutions that are efficient, fair, and in your best interests. Everyone wants to make sure that you, as a cohort, are not disadvantaged by the national situation and we can all be encouraged by this. We appreciate this is an unsettling time for students, and encourage you not to worry.
The Sixth Form admissions system will clearly be different this year, and, if you are hoping to join the MGGS Sixth Form in September, we appreciate your patience as we await further guidance as to the awarding of GCSEs. However these grades are calculated, we anticipate that students will receive formal grades in the summer months, and enrolment will happen after this time. More information related to the enrolment process will be shared with applicants as soon as it is available.
If you are an external applicant, we would encourage you to clarify any questions related to GCSE grades with your own school.
We are delighted to welcome you to our School. Graded as ‘Outstanding’ in all areas in our most recent Ofsted inspection, we are immensely proud both of the academic achievements of our students and the community of the Sixth Form, working together to ensure all students achieve their full potential and are able to pursue their individual goals.
Maidstone Grammar School for Girls has a tradition of excellence, and we value academic rigour. As an Advanced Thinking School with a strong emphasis on developing a positive Mindset, we actively promote the resilient attitude and higher level thinking required for Sixth Form study, particularly relevant to the synoptic nature of the new linear A Level courses. Maidstone Grammar School for Girls students are proud to continue the legacy of the many exceptional students who have gone before them. However, this tradition is complemented well by our modern approach to learning. We are a Google ‘Leading Light’ school and students and staff use the G Suite for Education to support and enhance learning.
Our current students often comment on the community of the Sixth Form, which underpins all we do, and reflects our firm belief in our school motto, non sibi sed omnibus, ‘not for oneself but for all’. We enjoy working together, and look forward to offering you opportunities beyond your study to develop the skills, talents and interests that are individual to you.
Our bespoke Sixth Form Extra enrichment programme, Student Leadership structure, work experience, school service, trips, visits and extracurricular activities will all contribute to your experiences here. The pastoral care we offer supports this, with an extensive transition programme and highly personalised mentoring for all students during their time with us. Our vision is that each MGGS Sixth Form student is healthy and happy, and to that end, we tirelessly seek to provide all that students need to achieve their ambitions after leaving school.
Our curriculum information booklet introduces you to our Sixth Form and outlines the pathways and programmes available from September 2020. We are confident that you will find a route that well suits you as you embark on this exciting and important stage of your education with us. In addition to a broad selection of A Level courses, including all facilitating subjects, we are also pleased to be offering one equivalent Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care. Students also have the opportunity to pursue additional courses, including the Extended Project Qualification. Because we design our blocks around student choices, almost any combination of subjects is possible and we are able to offer most students their preferred programme of study.
We very much hope that, having visited our Sixth Form, you will choose to apply and will join the next generation of successful students to study at Maidstone Grammar School for Girls. We look forward to working with you.