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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 2016 Leavers went and the courses they chose:

Institution Course
Bangor University Criminology and Criminal Justice
Coventry University Mechanical Engineering
Grant Thornton Accountancy
Keele University American Studies and History
KPMG Accountancy
Lancaster University Psychology
Leeds Beckett University Accounting and Finance
Manchester College Access Course Business Management
Manchester Metropolitan University Accounting and Finance
Criminology/Psychology
Economics
Education Studies (Early Years Specialism)
Law
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Microbiology and Molecular Biology
Psychology
Psychology (with study overseas)
Psychology with Counselling and Psychotherapy
University For the Creative Arts Architecture
University of Birmingham

Biomedical Materials Science

University of Bradford Chemical Engineering
Clinical Sciences/Medicine Foundation (Year 0)
Engineering with Foundation Year
University of Brighton Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences
University of Central Lancashire Accounting and Financial Management (Foundation Entry)
Law (Foundation entry)
Physiology and Pharmacology (Foundation Entry)
University of Huddersfield Architecture (RIBA Part 1)
Pharmacy
University of Hull Computer Science
University of Leeds Human Resource Management
University of Liverpool English Language and Philosophy
Geography
Geology
Medicine
University of Manchester Anatomical Sciences (4 years) [MSci]
Classical Studies
Life sciences with a foundation year
Mathematics
Mathematics and Philosophy
Mechanical Engineering
Oral Health Science
University of Northampton Social Work
University of Nottingham Chemistry
University of Salford Accounting with Finance and Professional Experience Year
Animation
Law
Law with Criminology
Nursing - Registered Nurse (Adult)
Psychology
Psychology and Criminology
University of Sheffield Civil Engineering with a Modern Language (4 years)
University of St Andrews Statistics
University of Westminster European Legal Studies (4 years)
University of York Law

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.

UCAS Parents' Twilight Session - Tuesday, 13 March (5.00pm - 7.00pm).

 

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