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.
All students will be allocated a Sixth form tutor who they will meet with each week. Some of these sessions will be used to deliver the tutorial programme, covering the wider skills needed to be successful in the Sixth form and beyond. This includes the progression programme, ensuring students are fully supported in making decisions about their next steps. The tutor also acts as a mentor, supporting students when they need additional support.
Jo Cox Centre
Our Sixth Form 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 […]
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. 8.40 Warning bell 8.45 Registration/Assembly 9.00 Period 1 10.00 Break 10.20 Period 2 11.20 Period 3 12.20 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, by a parent or carer, as […]
Dress Code 2023/2024
Smart Casual Heckmondwike Grammar School is a busy professional working and learning environment. Students are expected to dress appropriately and professionally and be sensitive to the broad range of people that they may come into contact with each day. The school community is culturally diverse and includes children as young as eleven, together with adults […]
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 school unless they have elected to take part in independent enrichment activities during this time. Successful students will use their study time wisely. By the end of Y13, the ideal student will be spending […]
In an increasingly competitive employment market, employers are seeking skills that reach beyond the academic curriculum. Our enrichment programme gives student access to a range of activities, which will allow them to develop these skills. The full programme for this year is in the process of being finalised, but the activities that have run in […]