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Mariajacky Mirembe

Y13 student, offer accepted to study Aeronautical Engineering at Cambridge Sept 2019

"WHGS has been nothing but supportive to me as a student.  As an independent student I have received support with all aspects of adult life and also how to cope with stress.  I am grateful that even though I didn’t attend this high school, I have found a college family that has helped me to achieve beyond what I could ever imagine.  I recommend coming to this sixth form if you are passionate about your subjects and are willing to work hard to achieve the grades you truly deserve."

Jake Corr

Former WHGS student, first year at University of Leeds studying Mechanical Engineering

"I decided to stay at WHGS for sixth form because of the real sense of community and belonging I felt there.  The teachers – even those who had never taught me – were friendly and helpful, and every student’s abilities were recognised and encouraged by the staff.  The quality of teaching is high, and the class sizes are small, which allows teachers to work closely with each student and develop each one according to their progress and preferred style of learning.  During my time at WHGS, those who were aiming high received the guidance needed to reach the top grades and were encouraged to apply to top universities no matter their background, and anyone struggling could easily obtain help and support whenever needed."

Fareema Fassihi

Former WHGS student, first year at Oxford University studying Medicine

"Having been there since year 7, WHGS has been absolutely invaluable to me, not just in helping me through my GCSEs, but also in my A-Levels and application to university.  The staff helped me to choose where to apply, and provided lots of resources and trips to university campuses to help me decide which offers to accept.  The teachers are excellent at looking after students’ wellbeing, as well as providing a lot of support to help you achieve the grades you need to get on your chosen course.  The atmosphere there is like a family and the hard work the staff do should not be underappreciated; help is always given to those willing to make the most of it."

Zak Dahir

Former WHGS student and Head Boy, first year at University of Leeds studying Mechanical Engineering

"William Hulme's has made me into a more focused and determined person. The wealth of opportunities I've been given by coming here has been incredibly useful for university and will definitely help me further along in the future. The Sixth Form has amazing support from the teachers so I always felt I could ask for help in my subjects."

Kieran Falloon

Former WHGS student, first year at University of Strathclyde studying Physics

"I studied at WHGS from year 7 to year 13. Throughout this time they provided a strong academic support structure allowing you to develop self studying skills. The teachers are also very committed to your success, both academically and personally, and with the small classes can provide much more help on a more personal and tailored level.  

On top of this, they provide and encourage many extra curricular activities which I enjoyed, and they helped build up many skills outside of academics. 

All of this has helped me become who I am today, with high ambitions."

Hafsah Nazir

Y13 student

"I have enjoyed my time at WHGS as it has a great sixth form that encourages students to excel in their studies and has small class sizes, and teachers that are dedicated to giving one to one support.  There are many opportunities to further your passions such as the sports leadership qualification which has helped me to develop my leadership and communication skills.  I have been able to transfer these skills to my role of deputy head of school. 

This sixth form has encouraged me to set goals and work towards them. With all the support provided from staff it motivated me to be ambitious and it improved my chances of getting onto the university course of my choice."

Michal Guzy

Queens University Belfast - Class of 2019

Michal is on PwC's School Leaver Programme, which offers structured career development, as well as learning on-the-job, and study towards real business qualifications.  As with all their Flying Start degree programmes, Michal has the opportunity to go to university and start his career with PwC at the same time.

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WHGS was inspected by Ofsted in May 2019, the following are extracts from the report about the Sixth Form:

Across all courses, current students make good progress from their starting points because of good-quality teaching.
Leaders have also focused effectively on improving outcomes for disadvantaged students. This year, as a direct result of good-quality leadership, there is no difference in the quality of work produced by current disadvantaged students when compared to their peers.
The sixth-form curriculum is well planned and teachers sequence learning effectively. Teachers have very strong subject knowledge and use it to ensure that students’ progress well.
The very small number of students who enter the sixth form without a standard pass in English and mathematics are well supported to catch up. These students resit these qualifications and the overwhelming majority achieve a standard or strong pass by the end of Year 13.
Careers education, information, advice and guidance are good. All students are interviewed about their future career plans and aspirations. Leaders ensure that students are aware of the range of high-quality apprenticeships that are available to them. By the end of their studies, a very high proportion of students’ progress to higher education. In 2018, almost all students went to university.
All Year 12 students undertake appropriate work experience placements. Students value these placements because of the high-quality skills that they learn. Added to this, students have the opportunity to volunteer in the community during their time at the sixth form.
There is a strong focus on developing students’ employability skills. Students value this aspect of their learning. Students also value the PSHE programme that leaders provide. Students spoke knowledgeably about financial matters, politics, homelessness and their commitment to charity work.
Students have access to a wide range of enrichment opportunities. For example, they participate in sports clubs, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, drama clubs, music clubs, poetry appreciation club and the Combined Cadet Force. Students have numerous opportunities to develop leadership skills, for example as prefects and peer mentors. Other students run clubs and activities, for example ‘Feel-good Friday’, which promotes students’ mental health and well-being.
Students in the sixth form behave very well. Students have very positive relationships with each other and with their teachers. They benefit from a well-resourced sixth-form centre where they can learn and study together effectively.
Safeguarding procedures are also highly effective.
There is a tangible commitment to equality and diversity in the sixth form. Students’ differences are accepted and celebrated. This is a key strength.

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