Why Choose MGGS Sixth Form

After going to all of the sixth forms, MGGS was the one that felt right. The atmosphere was friendly and welcoming, and I could really envision myself studying my A Levels at MGGS.  Year 12 student.

 

I chose to stay at MGGS for Sixth Form because of its unique community spirit and its excellent teachers. House Arts, RAG Week and Sports Day are events that unite all students, and allow us to have fun and support one another. A Levels are a challenge, but the teachers are so supportive and will always give up their time to help us understand something and listen to us if there is a problem. There are many opportunities for student leadership as well which appealed to me, as I wanted to give something back to the school and help organise events such as RAG Week and House Arts that I had always enjoyed in lower years. Year 13 student.

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! 

 In the Sixth Form at MGGS there is a huge amount of support offered; at no point have I ever felt there was anything I couldn’t just ask about. This makes it a perfect place to study; there’s always someone to go to if you struggle. Year 13 student.

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.

We have outstanding facilities.

These include the Sixth Form Café, group working and social space (Sixth Form Central) and our silent study room (the Engine Room).  We also have a well-resourced library, which is a firm favourite for independent study.

I chose MGGS for sixth form because I felt at home here. The idea of being a part of and getting involved in the community really stuck with me as I didn’t see this anywhere else. As well as this, everyone was friendly and the sixth form team made me feel especially welcome as a boy coming into an all girls school.  Year13 student.

 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. 

Everyone supports one another – even if you’ve never spoken to someone in sixth form before, they are always friendly and supportive! SFMT are also supportive and provide guidance throughout your time in sixth form.  Year 12 student.