Sixth Form Open Evening 2023 Entry

Heckmondwike Grammar School will be holding the annual Sixth Form Open Evening on the 20 October 2022.  With welcome talks starting from 6:00pm, prospective students and their parents are invited to meet the staff team, explore the School and visit the Jo Cox Sixth Form Centre.

Celebrating its 125 anniversary this year, the school has evolved considerably since it was first established in 1898, however, the reputation for educational excellence and academic success remains at the forefront of the school’s culture and ethos. Our values of Respect, Responsibility and Excellence permeate through all aspects of school life, and enable students to make maximum academic progress whilst developing the skills and personal attributes needed to lead successful and fulfilling lives

As an 11-18 school, we feel we have a distinct advantage over exclusive post 16 providers in that we are experts in supporting students make the transition from GCSE to A Level study. We know how students work aged 16 and the support they need to become successful A Level students. As such, we have a carefully structured program to enable them to develop the skills and resilience needed to meet the challenge of A Levels. As a highly academic Sixth Form, we offer students the opportunity to study a wide variety of A Level qualifications, all taught by our subject specialist teachers to the highest possible standard. With hard work and determination, many of our students progress onto further study at university, with more than double the national average for state schools progressing to Oxford and Cambridge, and 2 in 5 students taking places at Russell Group universities.

Whilst many of our students will choose to progress onto further study at university, our dedicated careers team and progression programme will provide the support and guidance needed for success in any chosen pathway. For

Sixth form life at Heckmondwike Grammar School is about far more than academic progress. Our dedicated Sixth Form Team and Student Welfare Officer provide bespoke support for students when they need it, both academic and pastoral, meaning that no student is left behind. We also provide students with access to a wide variety of extracurricular activities and comprehensive enrichment programme, enabling all students to develop new skills, pursue interests and generally have lots of fun!

Heckmondwike Grammar School is a rich and vibrant school community and our Sixth Form is deeply embedded in all aspects of school life. This provides our Sixth Form students with a wide range of leadership opportunities and experiences, from running sports clubs and societies through to involvement in the Senior Committee and prefect system.

Overall, our Sixth Form provides a truly unique experience that combines academic excellence with high levels of support to ensure that every student reaches their maximum potential.

Enrolment for Heckmondwike Grammar School is highly competitive and it is highly recommended that interested parents and students should attend the open evening on the 20 October.

Please visit the Sixth Form area of our website for more information.