Sixth Form Life
Most students in the Sixth form will study 3 A Level subjects, with most subjects allocated 10 periods per cycle. Some students may opt to study a 4th A Level. The offer of 4 A-Levels is most commonly for students wishing to study Further Maths, but other combinations are considered on a case by case basis.
Students will see their tutor every day in registration. This time is used for one to one discussions with students as well as allowing students to develop wider skills. There is also a weekly skills session which prepares students for life in modern Britain. Topics covered in skills range from how to manage stress to eating healthily on a budget. The programme was designed with student input to ensure students are prepared for life after Sixth form.
Throughout their time in the Sixth form, students have access to an excellent careers and progression programme which ensures informed decision making for the next steps. Most of our students progress into higher education, and the support given to students in preparing their applications is first class.
Jo Cox Centre
Our brand-new study and social space facility, which was official named the Jo Cox Centre on the 30 January 2019, in honour of our former head girl, Jo Cox, provides our sixth form students with the space to be independent within a nurturing school environment. The converted church hall is a modern two story building that offers […]
The school day begins at 8.40am and ends at 15.35pm. The school operates a two-week timetable, alternating between Week A and Week B. Year 12 8.40 Warning bell 8.45 Registration/Assembly 9.00 Period 1 10.00 Break 10.15 Period 2 11.15 Period 3 12.15 Lunch 13.15 Period 4 14.15 Period 5 15.15 End of the day […]
Attendance and Holidays
Good attendance to school is vital to success. We ask that all appointments e.g. medical, dental are made outside school hours where possible. Where this is not possible, evidence will be required in the form of an appointment card or letter. Where students are unwell, school should be contacted as early as possible (on each […]
The way we dress is a form of non-verbal communication, and it is well-known that non-verbal communication can be as important, and can convey attitudes and meaning just as effectively as the spoken or written word. As a consequence, almost all organisations have dress codes. The aim of the dress code is to clarify what […]
We have high expectations of our students. These expectations are to ensure students make the best possible progress in their time at HGSF. We expect our students to: show respect for the school environment, staff, fellow students and pupils; ensuring that behaviour is of the highest standard, both in and out of school. ensure the […]
All students will have some non-contact time on their timetable. It is expected that students will use this time to study either in school or at home. Students are able to leave the school site during non-contact periods, but must sign in and out accordingly. Successful students will use their study time wisely. By the […]
Sixth form students have a wide range of opportunities to develop their skills outside the classroom. An enrichment programme includes electives such as: community service, sports leaders awards, debating, Duke of Edinburgh scheme, film club, individual and team sports, music and drama, peer mentoring, work experience, Oxbridge and Russell group programs and a very popular House competition. The Duke […]