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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
"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."