Sixth Form - Post 16 Study
In line with the recent government changes, all A level subjects are two-year linear qualifications. We have worked to give our students the flexibility to choose subjects that will facilitate their future goals, whilst also allowing for breadth of study.
Students beginning their A level studies here will study for linear examinations covering the full two year course at the end of Year 13. They do not take AS examinations at the end of Year 12, although they do undertake rigorous end of year examinations.
For 2019/2020, we offer A Levels courses in: Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Drama & Theatre Studies, Economics, English Language, English Literature, French, Further Maths, Geography, German, Government & Politics, History, Maths, Media Studies, Music, Physical Education, Physics, Product Design, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology and Spanish. In addition to this, there is the option to study for an EPQ and you will also be allocated directed study time on your timetable.
We also offer an Enrichment Programme which provides you with the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of enrichment opportunities including masterclasses, work shadowing, volunteering, community work and Future First courses.
Our Careers Advisor is based directly in the Sixth Form building and is available each day to provide guidance on higher education, future plans and to help you through the UCAS, apprenticeship and employment processes.
We consider it equally important to look after your emotional and mental wellbeing here at SHSG so we have a full programme of tutor periods and Insight Days which cover numerous subjects such as healthy relationships, sex education, lifestyle, managing stress and anxiety, alcohol and drug education, driving safety, financial guidance and budgeting skills, interview skills, revisions skills, target setting, social media and volunteering. We also have external speakers representing Universities, the SOS bus, Teenage Cancer Trust and Student Finance to name a few.