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Personal Development

If you want exceptional teaching, guidance and support throughout your Sixth Form years then Stockport Grammar School is the perfect place for you to study.

We offer small class sizes with around 15 students in each form group. Combine this with outstanding co-curricular opportunities and you’ll not only enjoy yourself and make long lasting friendships but you will also have the best possible foundation for life beyond school.

We offer each pupil:

  • A New Dynamic – Sixth Formers are trusted with leadership and privileges as they fulfil their responsibilities to the school and community
  • Exceptional Standards – 66% of A-level results were awarded A*, A and B grades in 2023
  • World Travel and Life Opportunities – In recent years, pupils have taken part in adventure and educational experiences in Borneo, France, Spain, Washington, New York, Florida, Geneva, Namibia, Rwanda, Peru and Bolivia to name but a few. Sport, music, drama, the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award, Model United Nations, voluntary work, Young Enterprise, the Albert Johnston Travel Award, the Leavers’ Committee and much more are all on offer to pupils.

Our pupils’ attainment reflects the investment we make in each young person. The aim of Sixth Form life at Stockport Grammar School is for pupils to develop as useful, contributing members of society; to be responsible, considerate, self-disciplined, reliable and socially aware. Our Sixth Form balances a measure of pupil freedom with a high level of support and guidance, vital at this crucial stage of education.

A greater responsibility

A-level studies demand that pupils take a much greater responsibility for their own learning, whilst introducing a degree of specialisation of study which is very different from the broad range of subjects taken at GCSE. In addition, the UCAS application system and the university lifestyle upon which our pupils will shortly be embarking require considerable personal and intellectual advances.

The support offered to Stockport Grammar School Sixth Formers is designed to guide them through this transition, increasing their skills and confidence in preparation for university and subsequent employment.

Small tutor groups

Pupils have daily access to support in the form of their tutor. Small tutor groups meet each morning, consisting of around 15 pupils. Pupils will usually be assigned a tutor who is based within the department of one of their A-level courses. In this way, advice can be sought and problems dealt with as swiftly as possible. The progress of all Sixth Formers is regularly assessed and reviewed.

Feedback for parents

Half-termly effort grades are issued in addition to a full School Report and two parents’ evenings each year. Early in the first of Lower Sixth, there is an information evening for parents and pupils.

At each stage the Head of Sixth Form, Mr David Stone, and his Heads of Year (the Head of Lower Sixth and the Head of Upper Sixth) take a close interest in the progress and welfare of every pupil.