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Heckmondwike Grammar School

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Sixth Form Prospectus

The prospectus is available for download.

A booklet containing all the A Level subjects we offer is available to download. With subjects ranging from Mathematics to Drama and Theatre Studies, there is plenty to choose from.

Informed Choices

The Russell Group of leading UK universities has published a guide to post-16 subject choices. This document was produced in collaboration with the Institute of Career Guidance and inlcudes advice on subject combinations for a wide range of university courses. To download this document, click the link above.

A wide choice of courses

The majority of our students set their sights on going to University, and our courses provide first-rate preparation for this. With a wide range of A-Level subjects to choose from, virtually all career paths and interests are covered. The academic curriculum is complemented by a comprehensive tutorial programme, which includes careers education and guidance and courses in key skills. An enrichment programme designed to cater for all interests completes the provision.

All courses are taught by well-qualified subject specialists who are skilled at helping students to manage the transition from GCSE to A-Level and are expert in a variety of teaching styles. Further details can be found in the courses booklet which can be downloaded here.

What can I study at HGS?

The following subjects are offered at Advanced level:

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Design Technology - Product Design Engineering
  • Drama and Theatre Studies
  • Economics
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • French
  • Geography
  • Government & Politics
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics (Further)*
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish


A large majority of students will study three A-Level subjects. For those students with the highest GCSE point scores it may be appropriate to study a fourth A-Level subject. Those wishing to study Further Maths must choose four A-Levels. 

Details of the dress code for students can be found here.

More information coming soon.