Welcome to the Sixth Form at MGGS
Working together to ensure all students achieve their full potential and are able to pursue their individual goals
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 is a forward thinking community with 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 linear A Level courses, and beyond. MGGS 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.
As you’ll see from the quotes throughout our Sixth Form pages, our current students always 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’. Never has this been more important than in this year of unexpected challenges, and we are very proud of the way in which our staff and students have supported one another throughout; we enjoy working together, and recognise the contribution of each member of our community.
At MGGS, we strive to offer opportunities beyond study to develop skills, talents and interests that are individual to each student. Our bespoke Sixth Form Extra Programme, Student Leadership structure, work experience, school service, trips, visits and extra-curricular activities will all contribute to your experiences here. The pastoral care we offer is exceptional, with an extensive transition programme and highly personalised mentoring and support 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 potential and pursue their ambitions after leaving school.
The Sixth Form pages on our website introduce you to our Sixth Form and outline the pathways and programmes available from September 2021. 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. We are disappointed that, at the time of writing, it looks unlikely that we will be able to meet in person, but we do hope to offer a range of virtual materials and opportunities to interact with the school to determine whether MGGS is a place where you can flourish at Key Stage 5. In addition to a broad selection of A Level courses, we are pleased to offer one equivalent Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care and 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 explored our Sixth Form, you will choose to apply and will join the next generation of students to study at Maidstone Grammar School for Girls. We look forward to working with you.
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