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Anthony Gell School

sixth Form Information

Sixth Form study is both challenging and extremely rewarding. It is the culmination of your school career and preparation for the next stage of your life as an independent , confident adult.

Working at this level will provide you with the opportunity to enjoy and study subjects in depth. Making the right choices about your options and learning how to manage an increased workload is fundamental to your success. We take pride in the level of support we give every individual throughout their Sixth Form journey and know that if you work hard you will do very well. In addition to your academic studies, we offer a huge number of opportunities to explore other interests and develop transferrable skills that will help you grow in confidence and enhance your employability.

Although we are a relatively small school we do have a thriving and successful sixth form with large numbers of students choosing to stay on. We also accept students who wish to move to Anthony Gell for their post 16 study.

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Results 

 For 2017 sixth form students and staff at Anthony Gell  celebrated another excellent set of A level results  that are on a par with those from the previous year – results which placed us in the top 25% of schools nationally. 

The percentage of students attaining the highest grades was a stand-out feature for the second year in succession with 56% of grades being awarded at A*- B and an impressive 83% at A*-C. The average points per entry at A level of 37.27 equates to a grade of B-. Students achieved well in all subject areas and exceptionally well in Geography, Chemistry, Maths and Health & Social Care – subjects in which students made outstanding progress and achieved results that would place our school firmly in the top 10% of schools nationally.

Staff and governors of the fully inclusive Sixth Form at AGS are also very proud of the fact that the school has achieved its highest ever set of results in vocational subjects. Every student who studied vocational subjects at AGS achieved the top grade of a ‘Distinction * ’ in these qualifications.

The excellent grades achieved by sixth formers at AGS means that most will be moving on to study in many of the country’s best universities; whilst others have chosen alternative but equally aspirational pathways. Students from AGS have this year been successful in gaining places in universities including the likes of Manchester (for courses in Chemistry, History and German), Durham (Theoretical Physics), Leeds (History) and the University of Westminster (a very specialised course in Film).   

Please see our Results page for tables and more information

 Entry

The Sixth Form at Anthony Gell School is open to all students who have completed five years of secondary education and who show the aspiration and industry to profit from further study. Please see our current Sixth Form Prospectus Level 3 or the Bridging Course Booklet Level 2 for current entry requirements and course information.

In addition to the prospectus there are some key meetings to assist the decision making process. These include the Open Evening and Year 11 parents’ evening. All Anthony Gell students in Year 11 will also be timetabled for individual interviews with senior staff to discuss options on a one to one basis.  Students from other schools are welcome to visit during the day and talk to staff individually about courses.

Learning Mentors

We have a dedicated sixth form study room, with access to laptop computers. This is staffed by learning mentors. Our learning mentors provide support to our sixth form students with many aspects of their sixth form study including proof reading coursework, study skills, support with UCAS and other applications and easy access to discuss any aspect of your life in sixth form. The study room is open to all sixth form students and we encourage students to use it to complete work and access support.  Studying A ‘Levels requires a lot of independent study and the workload is much more than for GCSE’s; using this room in free periods is a good way to effectively manage independent study.  The learning mentors are degree educated and can also help with a wide range of subjects.

Why stay on in education at 16?

There are many reasons for considering staying on in education after the age of sixteen.  These are some of the most common:

Why stay on at school?

There are a number of advantages, depending on the circumstances and requirements of individual students. The most important are:

 

For further information on any aspect of sixth form study please speak to our Head of Sixth Form Mr. Phil Pover - ppover@anthonygell.co.uk