Sixth Form at Alderley Edge School for Girls is a time when our girls feel empowered by the choices they make, the ambitions they hold and the confidence they develop as they embark on the final steps of their educational journey at school.
We prepare students academically and socially and equip them with the key BeMore attributes they will each need to be successful in a wider and more complex world, a world with unlimited opportunities and possibilities.
The Sixth Form has its own dedicated Common Room next to the Head of the Sixth Form and Deputy Head of the Sixth Form so that staff are easily available for help and advice. In addition, Sixth Form students benefit from their own bright and modern coffee bar where they can take lunch away from the main school and socialise with friends.
In addition, our Sixth Form study area includes computers and individual study areas so that girls can quietly complete their studies while at school. These study sessions help students to take responsibility for their own learning and to develop the essential study skills that they will need at university and beyond.
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66% of pupils received A* - A at A Level
Sixth Form pupils follow a broad and exciting curriculum, one which is designed to encourage them to become independent learners and develop a passion for lifelong learning.
We offer a variety of courses in the Sixth Form, including A-level courses in over 20 different subjects, as well as the AQA Extended Project Qualification.
Our small class sizes are of huge benefit to the girls as they receive tailored teaching, one-to-one support and university application help advice including our OXBRIDGE and Competitive Courses pathway programme.
Be empowered in an all-girls' environment
We offer a wide range of A Level subjects, which will open doors to a vast choice of careers. Our all-girls' environment empowers girls to choose the subjects they love and they are ambitious in their choices of careers.
Girls don't have to worry about choosing male-dominated subjects such as Maths, Science and Computing. They are empowered to choose what interests and excites them and have the freedom to study these subjects in a supportive environment, producing outstanding results.
74% of students studying a STEM subject at A Level were awarded A* to A grades.
Class sizes are small providing bespoke support. Average Class size is 8 pupils across 22 subjects.
There are no restrictions on the combinations of subjects and small teaching groups maximise learning. Most girls choose to study four subjects in the Lower Sixth and then continue with three of these subjects in the Upper Sixth. However, there can be variation, with some girls choosing five subjects in Lower Sixth and a few focusing on only three. We are proud to be able to offer this tailor-made approach.
In addition to studying their chosen subjects, all girls follow a PSHE course, incorporating advice and guidance on making university applications and decisions about their future. Girls are encouraged to take part in physical activity as well as contribute to the community with charity work and volunteering.
Most Sixth Form students’ timetables will also include private study sessions. During these sessions, the students are expected to complete their homework, carry out research, do wider reading and consolidate their learning.
We actively encourage girls to study beyond the syllabus and departments will provide reading lists and extension material. Girls can also approach our School Librarian for additional support and resources.
All girls in the Sixth Form continue to use their iPads for all lessons and independent study. They also have access to Unifrog to help them make the best of their University choices and career pathways.