Welcome to WHGS Sixth Form
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EVERYONE WELCOME!

We are delighted to announce that the new Sixth form Centre at William Hulme’s Grammar School has opened for business!

Located in one of the school’s listed buildings, the Sixth form Centre manages to combine tradition with a bright and fresh interior that provides students with an environment that will enhance their learning experience. The high ceilings, large windows and spacious rooms allow the building to be filled with natural light which contributes to a positive sense of well-being.

The brand new coffee shop provides high quality hot drinks and food and the bright common room allows students to relax in a comfortable space. The flexible learning space caters for students that want to get on with group work, whilst the private study area provides a silent place for academic study. 

The building is also home to the Sixth Form team, a group of dedicated staff that are committed to helping the students here fulfil their academic potential.

We hope that you will take the opportunity to come and visit us and choose William Hulme’s as the place to continue your path to academic success.

At William Hulme's we take the welfare and academic progress of our Sixth Form students very seriously. The individual care which we can provide is one of the key reasons why students thrive and succeed here. At WHGS students are known personally  - they are never 'one of the crowd'.

Monitoring your welfare will be your Form Tutor, working with the Head of Y12 and Head of Y13. These members of staff will decide when an intervention needs to be made to help a student achieve his/her personal best. They will also be on the look out for any welfare issues, or barriers to learning. Supported by the whole school's Student Services Team, there is always someone who can be called on to help.

Meet the Sixth Form Team

Mr B A Howarth – Associate Vice-Principal / Head of Sixth Form

Responsibilities: 

  • Strategic direction of the Sixth Form

 

Miss J F Smith – Deputy Head of Sixth Form and Director of Higher Education

 

Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring high quality information, advice and guidance for students applying to Higher Education and other post-18 pathways. 
  • Attendance and punctuality
  • Co-ordination of PSHE programme

 

Miss E J Kaufman – Head of Year 12

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Pastoral welfare and well-being of all Year 12 students
  • Academic progress of all Year 12 students 

 

Mrs S L Hilton – Head of Year 13

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Pastoral welfare and well-being of all Year 13 students
  • Academic progress of all Year 13 students 

 

Form Tutors

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Pastoral welfare and well-being of students
  • Conducting individual student interviews
  • Writing UCAS references

 

Miss C Walsh – Early Applicant Co-ordinator

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Ensuring students applying to Oxbridge, Medicine, Dentistry and Vet Science receive guidance and opportunities to make their applications successful

 

Mrs Sackfield – Volunteering and Community Co-ordinator

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Ensuring all students have the opportunity to take on volunteering placements and engage in community events

 

Miss N Valvona – Sixth Form Administrator

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Supporting staff to ensure the Sixth Form runs smoothly
  • Supporting students in their every day needs

Please complete an application form and return it to the Sixth Form Administrator by Friday, 10 January 2020. Please note, personal statements and school references are not required.

Sixth Form Students

View our Sixth Form Prospectus

Sixth Form Application Forms

Download Application Form - Internal Applicants

Download Application Form - External Applicants

If you require any additional information, please contact the Sixth Form Administrator: 

Miss N Valvona
Telephone 0161 241 1480
Email nichola.valvona@whgs-academy.org

Timetable for Sixth Form Provisional Offers 2019

Closing Date for Applications Friday, 10 January 2020
Year 11 Course Discussions February 2020
External Students Applicant Evening February 2020
All Provisional Offers Sent March 2020
Deadline for Acceptance of Provisional Offers This date will be provided on your Provisional Offer letter
Changes to Course Choices To be notified in writing before Friday, 24 April 2020
GCSE Results published Thursday, 20 August 2020
Deadline for notifying WHGS of GCSE Results Friday, 21 August 2020 (12 noon at the latest)
Term begins - Year 12 September 2020

Entry into the Sixth Form requires six passes at GCSE Level (Grades 9-5) including English and at least a Grade 4 in Maths. A GCSE Grade 6 is required in a subject if you would like to continue it at A-Level, but a high Grade 5 will be considered (from Higher Tier examinations only if applicable). Please note that Mathematics highly recommends a Grade 7, but a high Grade 6 will be considered.  Further Maths requires a GCSE Grade 7. Please refer to the list showing details of individual course requirements.

List of A-Levels Available and Entry Requirements for Each Subject

Subject

Minimum Requirement

Art and Design

GCSE Grade 6 if taken (a high Grade 5 will be considered)

Biology

GCSE Grades 6 - 6 required in Combined Science or GCSE Grades 6 and 6 in Biology and at least one other science. To do more than one science a GCSE Grade 7 is highly recommended in at least one science. A GCSE Grade 6 in Maths is required.

Business Studies

GCSE Grade 6 in Business Studies if taken (a high Grade 5 will be considered) or Grade 5 in English 

Chemistry

GCSE Grades 6 - 6 required in Combined Science or GCSE Grades 6 and 6 in Chemistry and at least one other science. To do more than one science a GCSE Grade 7 is highly recommended in at least one science. A GCSE Grade 6 in Maths is required.

Computer Science

GCSE Grade 6 in Maths and Grade 6 in Computing if taken (a high Grade 5 in Computing will be considered)

Design and Technology

GCSE Grade 6 in one of the Design Technology subject areas (a high Grade 5 will be considered)

Economics

GCSE Grade 6 in Mathematics and Grade 5 in English 

English Language

GCSE Grade 6 required (a high Grade 5 will be considered)

English Literature

GCSE Grade 6 required (a high Grade 5 will be considered)

French

GCSE Grade 6 required (a high Grade 5 will be considered)

Further Maths

GCSE Grade 7 required in Mathematics

Geography

GCSE Grade 6 required in Geography if taken (a high Grade 5 will be considered) or Grade 5 in English 

German

GCSE Grade 6 required (a high Grade 5 will be considered)

History

GCSE Grade 6 required in History if taken (a high Grade 5 will be considered) or Grade 5 in English 

Law

GCSE Grade 5 in English or Grade 6 in History (a high Grade 5 in History will be considered)

Mathematics

GCSE Grade 7 highly recommended, but a high Grade 6 will be considered

Physics

GCSE Grades 6 - 6 required in Combined Science or GCSE Grades 6 and 6 in Physics and at least one other science. To do more than one science a GCSE Grade 7 is highly recommended in at least one science. A GCSE Grade 6 in Maths is required.

Politics

GCSE Grade 5 required in English 

Psychology

GCSE Grade 5 in a science or 5-5 in combined science and Grade 5 in English 

Religious Studies

GCSE Grade 6 required in Religious Studies if taken (a high Grade 5 will be considered) or Grade 5 in English 

Sociology

GCSE Grade 5 in English 

Spanish

GCSE Grade 6 required (a high Grade 5 will be considered)

Subjects will be offered subject to demand.

Postal Address  Sixth Form Administrator, William Hulme's Grammar School, Spring Bridge Road, Manchester M16 8PR

Telephone Number  0161 226 2054

Email Address  enquiriries:@whgs-academy.org

Website  www.whgs-academy.org/Sixth-Form

Twitter Account  twitter.com/WHGSSixthForm

Bus times can be checked on the Transport for Greater Manchester website:

www.tfgm.com

Nearest stops to School are Alexandra Road South, Wilbraham Road and Princess Parkway:

85 Stagecoach

Chorlton (Centre) - Chorlton - Whalley Range - Alexandra Park - Hulme - Manchester University - Manchester Oxford Rd Station - Manchester (City Centre) - Manchester Piccadilly Gardens

101 Stagecoach

Wythenshawe (Civic Centre) - Newall Green - Baguley - Wythenshawe Park - Sharston - Northenden - Southern Cemetery - West Didsbury - Withington - Fallowfield - Moss Side - Hulme - Manchester University - Manchester (City Centre) - Manchester Piccadilly Gardens

104 Stagecoach

Wythenshawe Hospital - Newall Green - Wythenshawe (Civic Centre) - Woodhouse Park - Benchill - Sharston - Northenden - Southern Cemetery - West Didsbury - Withington - Fallowfield - Moss Side - Hulme - Manchester University - Manchester (City Centre) - Manchester Piccadilly Gardens

105 Stagecoach

Manchester Airport - Wythenshawe Hospital - Woodhouse Park - Peel Hall Wythenshawe - Benchill - Sharston - Northenden - Southern Cemetery - Moss Side - Hulme - Manchester

108 Stagecoach

Timperley (Village) - Roundthorn - Brooklands - Northern Moor - Northenden - Mersey Bank Estate - Southern Cemetery - West Didsbury - Withington - Fallowfield - Moss Side - Hulme - Manchester University - Manchester (City Centre) - Manchester Piccadilly Gardens

109 Stagecoach 

Wythenshawe Hospital - Baguley - Northern Moor - Northenden - Southern Cemetery - Moss Side - Hulme - Manchester

146 Belle Vue Coaches – School bus service

Hazelhurst - Worsley - Monton - Eccles - Ellesmere Park - Pendleton (Shopping Precinct) - Ordsall - Salford Quays - Old Trafford - Trafford Bar - Whalley Range - Alexandra Park - Chorlton - Fallowfield - Owens Park

168 Stagecoach

Ashton-under-Lyne - Crowhill - Droylsden - Fairfield - Higher Openshaw - Abbey Hey - Gorton - Belle Vue - Longsight - Levenshulme - Owens Park - Fallowfield - Whalley Range - Chorlton - Chorlton (Centre)

Bus Passes and Tickets

If you do not regularly use Public Transport, knowing what payment options are available can be a bit daunting. Choosing the right ticket or pass depends on where you live and what transport you will use to get to school.

More information on tickets and passes can be found on the following websites:

www.tfgm.com

www.stagecoachbus.com

www.systemonetravelcards.co.uk

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