Welcome to Sheffield Girls’ Sixth Form, where young women can reach their potential and become exemplars for a healthy and happy life, as well as proactive, thoughtful members of the community.
A place for learning
In summer 2018, we celebrated another outstanding set of A-level results with 75% of entries graded A*- B. Over half of the girls who sat A-levels achieved straight A*/A results and 90% of our entries were graded A*-C.
We pride ourselves on providing a bespoke curriculum for our Sixth Form students, offering diverse subjects and subject combinations. A-level teaching happens in small groups, with an average class size of 8-10. Additionally, whilst the national picture shows girls to be in a minority of entrants in the STEM subjects, the take-up of these subjects at Sheffield Girls’ Sixth Form significantly bucks the national trend.
In Sheffield Girls’ single sex setting, our students face no pressure to conform to gender stereotypes, and make informed and unconstrained choices about interests, subjects and careers, with the help of our expert and dedicated teachers and advisors who guide them through each stage of Year 12 and 13.
An active and healthy lifestyle
Whilst we strive to help girls to attain the best academic results that they can, their self-esteem and happiness are at the heart of all we do. We offer an exceptionally wide range of co-curricular and enrichment activities to balance out academic study.
These activities are incorporated into the Y12 timetable, thus helping students to avoid being overloaded with lunchtime and after school activities – although, of course, they can be as involved in as many of the numerous activities available outside of lessons as they like, and many of our sixth-formers are.
Our enrichment programme includes activities such as Cookery, Young Enterprise and DoE as well as the chance to join our award-winning Sports teams in netball, football, hockey and much more.
Supporting the School and local community
Sheffield Girls’ Sixth-Formers undertake a minimum of 20 hours of volunteering over the course of Year 12, and most girls manage more than this. Opportunities to undertake community service both in and out of school abound, through, for example, the SHINE project, peer mentoring in the lower school and the chance to work as classroom assistants in our Infants and Junior sections. It is important to us that our Y12 and Y13 students have ample leadership opportunities; Prefect and House Captain duties for all girls, across all areas of the school, from the very start of Year 12, provide this.
We are a socially and culturally diverse community with a cohesive approach that ensures we know our Sixth Form girls as individuals and can offer them the very best support and guidance to be the best that they can be.
Director of Sixth Form