Why Choose MGGS Sixth Form?
We are very proud of our school and hope that the following will help you to decide whether MGGS is the right place for you
We know that making a decision about Sixth Form is difficult; we are very proud of our school and hope that the following will help you to decide whether MGGS is the right place for you to study Key Stage 5 courses.
Our students enjoy outstanding teaching and achieve outstanding results.
Our subject practitioners are highly experienced and happy to invest time and energy in teaching, guiding and supporting students through their Key Stage 5 courses. We ensure that our students with SEND are supported both inside the classroom and out, in order to fully access and engage with our curriculum, working with external agencies as appropriate.
Results in 2019 were 26% A*/A and 86% A*-C, and 23 students achieved 3 or more A* and A grades at A Level. This is amazing, and we are very proud of them!
We offer a broad and bespoke curriculum
We review the subjects offered each year to ensure breadth of choice for our prospective students. We design our option blocks around student preferences allowing an exceptionally wide range of subject combinations. The Sixth Form Extra (6FX) programme enables students to pick up additional qualifications, or use the time for wellbeing and leisure, and this is entirely led by the student.
Our students receive outstanding pastoral care and have abundant opportunities to grow and develop
We rate health and happiness highly in helping you to achieve your potential. We are well aware of the challenges and pressures of school and actively promote a healthy lifestyle. We have a non-teaching Key Stage 5 Learning Mentor, a full time Careers Adviser and a school counsellor. Our pastoral care is proactive as well as reactive, with opportunities to learn about key personal, social, health, economic, sex and relationships and citizenship issues through Focus Days, assemblies and 6FX. We offer all students leadership opportunities, trips and visits, including Italy, Spain, Vietnam and our sister schools in Nepal, and extracurricular activities, including Duke of Edinburgh’s and NCS. We are a community who want to live well and make a positive contribution.
Our Sixth Form is a friendly and supportive community
We are a welcoming community, who will encourage and support you as you work for your final school qualifications. We work together for the benefit of everyone. You will contribute to our Sixth Form and help to shape it for the future. There are clear expectations related to attitude and attendance and we build a relationship of mutual respect. We will challenge you to achieve your potential, and support you unreservedly in its pursuit.
Our students pursue their individual goals
We want our students to make informed choices about pathways, have high aspirations and a good understanding of the world of work. We have a full-time Careers and Higher Education Coordinator and the school is a holder of the nationally recognised Investors in Careers Award. Each student receives one-to-one advice we work in close partnership with a range of businesses and higher education providers to offer tailored work experience and interview practice. The 2019 cohort are represented at universities across the country, including 4 students at Cambridge and more at other Russell Group universities such as Birmingham, Leeds, Southampton and Warwick. They are studying medicine, dentistry, law, architecture, midwifery, graphic design, astrophysics and more. A growing number of students are appointed to prestigious degree apprenticeships including with Santander and IBM, or to employment with well-known employers such as Kent Police. We support and celebrate all pathways.