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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 welcome students who meet the entrance criteria and wish to move to Anthony Gell for their post-16 study.

Results 

Students and staff are celebrating another excellent set of A level results this year. 

Students were successful across a range of subjects, with most meeting or exceeding their aspirational target grades. Several students (6% of the year group) achieved A* or A grades in all of their qualifications. 63% of students in Year 13 achieved at least one Grade A or equivalent. The average points per entry at A level showed children with a wide range of abilities and a variety of backgrounds achieved very well.

The excellent grades mean that most students will be moving on to study in many of the country’s best universities; whilst others have chosen alternative but equally aspirational pathways. With 94% of applicants from AGS being accepted on to their chosen courses in their preferred choices of universities, students will be embarking on a range of degrees which include: Veterinary Medicine (University of Nottingham), Medical Genetics (University of Leicester), Medicine (University of Glasgow), Psychology (University of Leeds), Music (The Academy of Contemporary Music), Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation (University of Derby), Chemical Engineering (University of Sheffield) and Engineering Geology and Geotechnics (University of Plymouth).

Several students have been successful in gaining employment with training, as the apprenticeship route proved to be a popular option for some this year. These students will be using their A level results to embark on apprenticeships which include: Business and Marketing, Electrical Engineering, Veterinary Nursing and Construction.  

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 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 our Sixth Form Learning Mentor. Our Learning Mentor provides 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. 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 GCSEs; using this room in study periods is a good way to effectively manage independent study. 

Post-16 Education at AGS

There are many reasons for staying at AGS after the age of sixteen.  These are some of the most common:

Why AGS?

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 contact to our Director of Sixth Form Mrs Julia Moseley- jmoseley@anthonygell.co.uk