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Sixth Form Life

What makes our Sixth Form offer stand out?

Here’s what we can offer our students at Sheffield Girls’ Sixth Form – it's a long list! 

A bespoke curriculum tailored to the needs of each individual - 3 or 4 A-levels with a choice of supporting qualifications such as General Studies, Critical Thinking, Maths in Context

A personalised timetable for each girl, built around her choices rather than, as is the case in many other Sixth Forms, her having to choose from options blocks

The EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) is available to all – this is a qualification which is highly regarded by universities and is worth more than an AS-level

A wide range of subjects not all offered elsewhere (e.g. Geology, Latin, Classical Civilisation, Sociology) with no minimum numbers required for the subject to run

A focus on developing all-round skills through our extensive Enrichment Programme (e.g. Leadership, Community Service/Volunteering, Business Links, Young Professionals Challenge, Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award, Finance, Cookery, Sport, Music)

A high profile and award-winning Sports department which offers diverse and exciting activities

Numerous opportunities to take part in and lead activities e.g. our House Programme, Sports teams, Drama, Digital Leaders, School Media Group, Events Planning

A Prefect or Captain’s role for each girl if she would like one – these can be subject prefect roles (e.g. Science, History, Languages, Drama) which involve running clubs for younger girls or can be whole-school roles (e.g. Charities, House Captain, Marketing, Junior School)

Pastoral Care - We know our students as individuals; everyone is known by name and supported appropriately by tutors, Heads of Year, the Director of Sixth, with a School Counsellor and Nurse available too, if needs be

A Sixth Form Centre with excellent facilities: well-furnished and comfortable common rooms for Years 12 and 13, a Learning Resource Centre with laptops, printer and high speed wifi, and fully equipped kitchen

A full-time dedicated Head of Careers, based in the Sixth Form Centre, who supports every student individually with her application to university, college or employment

One-to-one support in writing UCAS personal statements. The Head, Mrs Gunson, meets with each girl individually to go through her reference with her

One-to-one support for interviews and also for Oxbridge entry, including our popular Interview Workshops, led by prestigious professional people from a range of different fields

Help in preparing and registering for aptitude tests such as UKCat, BMat etc

A wide range of prestigious internships and scholarships available through the GDST (Girl’s Day School Trust) such as the Nomura, HSBC and travel scholarships, law scholarship and internships

Paid employment opportunities such as working in our Tea Time and Homework Clubs and as a Walking Bus Supervisor

A very broad range of day and residential trips to support your studies such as Business and Economics to New York, Politics to London, Art to Florence, Spanish to Majorca, French to Montpellier, Geography and Geology to Iceland, Classics to Pompeii

Highly-qualified teachers: for example most departments have staff who are experienced A-level examiners and all are willing to provide one-to-one support when required

Small class sizes: the average of 8 per A-level group makes for a university seminar feel

Opportunities to enter - and often win! - national competitions e.g. Young Enterprise, Chemistry Young Analyst, Debating etc.

The Alumnae Network: we have a full-time Alumnae Relations Manager in school who helps girls to organise internships using links to the 65,000+ former students in the greater GDST network of alumnae

Outstanding examination results (47% A*/A and 69% A*-B in 2016)

Extended induction support for girls who are new to the school

A range of bursaries and scholarships to the Sixth Form

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