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The curriculum in our Sixth Form is designed to allow you to choose from a wide range of subjects. This can promote diversity in terms of your subject selections or allow you to specialise. Flexibility is the great strength of our academic provision.

We expect the majority of our Sixth Form Students to follow a programme starting with three subjects in Year 12 and continuing with these subjects in Year 13. For the highest attaining students at GCSE, there is a possibility of studying four subjects in Year 12 and then dropping down to three in Year 13.  Sixth Form students will also have the opportunity to broaden their learning through the Extended Project Qualification.

A-Levels are academic qualifications that require a rigorous approach no matter where they are taken. At William Hulme’s Grammar School, you will be expected to commit to your studies both in and out of the classroom.

Each subject in the Sixth Form is allocated 10 hours of teaching time over a two week period. In addition to contact time, you will be expected to work during private study periods in the Sixth Form Centre, the Learning Resource Centre or other free classrooms.

Independent learning is a key ingredient to success at A-Level, and you will be set challenging homework tasks designed to supplement and extend the learning that takes place in the classroom. If you want to be a successful A-Level student, you should expect to complete one hour of private study for every hour spent in the classroom for each subject.

Student Support

Effective pastoral care should be immediate, personalised and sustained.

We regard ensuring our students’ happiness and well-being as our most important responsibility. The role of the Sixth Form tutor is absolutely essential in this. Students will see their tutor at least once every two weeks and will have the opportunity for individual interviews on a regular basis. Mr Howarth (Head of Sixth Form) and Miss Smith (Deputy Head of Sixth Form), both work closely with Tutors and the Heads of Year to ensure that students maximise the opportunities available to make the most of their talents and realise their ambitions.

A-Level Study

A-Levels are academic qualifications that require a rigorous approach no matter where they are taken. At William Hulme’s Grammar School, you will be expected to commit to your studies both in and out of the classroom.

Each subject in the Sixth Form is allocated 10 hours of teaching time over a two week period. In addition to contact time, you will be expected to work during private study periods in the Sixth Form Centre, the Learning Resource Centre or other free classrooms.

Independent learning is a key ingredient to success at A-Level, and you will be set challenging homework tasks designed to supplement and extend the learning that takes place in the classroom. If you want to be a successful A-Level student, you should expect to complete one hour of private study for every hour spent in the classroom for each subject.

Academic Support

We provide a wide range of academic support to ensure that students are making the most of their time in the Sixth Form. At William Hulme’s you can expect to be in classes that are smaller than Sixth Form colleges, thus getting plenty of support from subject teachers. In addition to this, most subjects provide after school support sessions to enhance learning.

Alongside support from teaching staff, we run an Academic Mentoring scheme that allows Sixth Form students to work with fellow Sixth Formers in a less formal setting.

Academic Monitoring

We take our responsibility of providing the best educational experience for our Sixth Formers very seriously, and part of that is monitoring the academic performance of individual students. This is done regularly and involves collaboration with teaching staff and, where necessary, parents or carers.

As well as Form Tutors, there are two Heads of Year in the Sixth Form with specific responsibility for providing academic support for students. We do all this in an encouraging and supportive atmosphere that is designed to get the best out of our students.

The vast majority of our Sixth Form students go on to study in Higher Education. The table below shows you where our 2020 Leavers went and the courses they chose:

Institution Course
Edge Hill University Medicine
Imperial College London Civil Engineering
Leeds Beckett University Law
Sport and Exercise Nutrition
Liverpool John Moores University Accounting and Finance
Business with International Business Management
Law and Criminal Justice 
Psychology 
London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London Accounting & Finance
Manchester Metropolitan University Accounting and Finance 
Biomedical Science
Business Management
Mental Health Nursing
Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Psychology
St George's, University of London Biomedical Science
Staffordshire University Games Art
The University of Law Law with Criminology
University of Central Lancashire Biomedical Sciences 
Medical Sciences 
University of Chester Biology
University of Hull Law
University of Leeds Business Management
Human Resource Management
University of Leicester Law with Criminology
University of Manchester Adult Nursing
Chemical Engineering 
Dentistry (BDS first year entry)
English Literature
Management (Accounting and Finance) with Industrial/Professional Experience
Medicine
Pharmacy
University of Nottingham Engineering and Physical Sciences
University of Oxford Philosophy, Politics and Economics
University of Salford Human Biology and Infectious Diseases
Mechanical Engineering
Pharmaceutical Science with a Foundation Year
Psychology 
University of Southampton Politics and International Relations
University of Warwick Chemistry
Economics

Higher Education Advice for Parents of Applicants

UCAS is the organisation that processes all full-time applications to UK universities and colleges. It is there to support you – as well as your son or daughter – through every step of the application process. UCAS sends all applicants a monthly newsletter, full of useful information, reminders, advice and competitions. But did you know you can get information from UCAS too?

You can sign up to monthly parent newsletters quickly and simply online. They’re completely FREE and contain timely information and advice about your son or daughter’s journey to higher education and what you can do to support them.

For further information about the UCAS process, take a look at the advice for parents on ucas.com.

 

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