Welcome to Sixth Form

A warm welcome to our Sixth Form and a description of what the experience looks like.

We are extremely proud of the Sixth Form at Heckmondwike Grammar School. Our students achieve excellent results which allow them access to the most competitive and highly rated University courses, with the majority of students going on to their first choice destination.

As an academic Sixth Form, we offer a wide range of A-Level courses delivered by inspirational teachers. Students are offered the opportunity to immerse themselves fully in the subjects they choose, supported by specialist teachers who understand the transition from GCSE to A Level.

Sixth form life at Heckmondwike Grammar School is about far more than academic progress. With an experienced in-house careers team and flourishing work related learning programme, students are fully supported in making informed decisions about their futures.

ALL Sixth Form Students complete dedicated enrichment activities on Wednesday Period 5, where students opt to take part in activities of their choice. This could be work experience or volunteering related to the career of their choice, mentoring of younger students, sporting activities, both competitive and recreational, or a society of their choosing, led by students. In addition to this, our students are free to leave school during their non-contact periods to take part in any pre-arranged enrichment activity. From driving lessons to horse riding, our students can take part in any hobby, interest or activity, with the sole aim of developing well-rounded young adults. 

Our Sixth form is part of the wider school community, offering leadership opportunities to students through the Senior Committee and prefect system. Sixth form students are encouraged to interact with the main school, and provide a wide range of extra-curricular activities for younger students.

Sixth form students have access to a range of dedicated facilities both on the main school site and in the recently opened Jo Cox Centre. The hub of Sixth form life, the Jo Cox Centre provides study space, catering facilities and social space where students can experience the freedom of Sixth form life.

The pastoral system operated across the school is second to none, with students supported, both academically and pastorally, by Heads of Year, Sixth form tutors and study supervisors.