Sixth Form Curriculum

Working together to ensure all students achieve their full potential and are able to pursue their individual goals

Our Sixth Form curriculum is carefully designed to meet the needs of our students. 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. Our students study either 3 or 4 A-Level courses and our Sixth Form Extra (6FX) programme which enables students to pick up additional qualifications or use the time for wellbeing and leisure, and this is entirely led by the student. Additional qualifications on offer beyond the core A-Level curriculum include the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), Personal Finance, Spoken English, and the Sports Leadership Award.

Our Sixth Form students also follow our bespoke school programme in Personal, Social, Health and Sex and Relationships Education, Citizenship and Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance, which are tailored to providing our young people with the knowledge and skills they need at this crucial stage in their lives as well as preparing them for their adventures beyond MGGS.

The curriculum is outstandingly well geared to students’ academic needs and provides exceptionally well for their future studies. Curricular breadth is seen in the strong promotion of the arts, music and sport.


A-Levels We Currently Offer

  • Art (Art, Craft and Design) – AQA

  • Art (Graphic Communication) – AQA

  • Biology – AQA

  • Business – AQA

  • Chemistry – AQA

  • Computer Science – AQA

  • Design and Technology – Fashion & Textiles – AQA

  • Design and Technology – Product Design – AQA

  • Drama and Theatre Studies – AQA

  • Economics – Pearson Edexcel

  • English Language and Literature – AQA

  • English Literature – AQA

  • Geography – Pearson Edexcel

  • Health and Social Care (Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate) – OCR

  • History – OCR

  • Mathematics and Further Mathematics – Pearson Edexcel

  • Media Studies – Eduqas

  • Modern Foreign Languages – French – AQA

  • Modern Foreign Languages – German – AQA

  • Modern Foreign Languages – Spanish – AQA

  • Philosophy – AQA

  • Physical Education – AQA

  • Physics – AQA

  • Politics – Pearson Edexcel

  • Psychology – AQA

  • Sociology – AQA

Non-Examination Subjects

  • PSHE and Citizenship through Focus Days

  • Sixth Form Extra (6FX) programme

  • Work-Related Learning

  • Careers Education, Advice, Information and Guidance

Overview of PSHE at MGGS

Please Note: If there is inadequate demand for a particular subject or staffing difficulties arise then it may not be possible to run a subject.

Making Your Subject Choices

When deciding upon which subjects to study students should bear in mind the following:

  • Do you enjoy the subject?

  • Can you do well in the subject?

  • Is the combination of subjects appropriate to you in terms of workload balance, how subjects are assessed and your career aspirations?

  • Will your choices support what you hope to do in the future?

I can honestly say that since my daughter has been at MGGS that her confidence has improved, she’s more likely to express her opinions and generally seems much happier in herself. She never considered going to university until attending this school, but now she is and it seems as though her future is looking more promising than ever.

Sixth Form Parent

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