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Stratford Girls' Grammar School Stratford-Upon-Avon
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Why Shottery Sixth Form?

Stratford Girls’ Grammar School, known locally as Shottery, has a longstanding tradition of enabling girls like you to highly achieve at A-level and beyond. So when asked the question of ‘Why should I want to study here?’, our response is ‘Why wouldn’t you?’.  

You only have to look at the curriculum we offer, our tradition of excellent A-level results and our students’ destination success to know that we are serious about and committed to helping you to maximise your potential, both academically and personally.  

Our enrichment programme is second to none. It not only allows our students to find out about the world beyond Shottery through accessing old girls, politicians and people from industry by way of our Speakers and Careers Programmes, but also provides the experience of day trips and residential visits – locally, nationally and internationally. We also understand the importance of well-being. Our elite sports provision, as well as our general sport and creative carousel will allow you to stay well in mind and body. And, we know that ultimately, it’s more than your academic results that enable you to secure your dream job or university course. Our sixth form offer includes the option for weekly work experience as well as a fully immersive week during the summer term of Year 12. All in all, our offer is specifically designed to meet your every need as an aspirational sixth former. 

Mrs Bradbury Grubb, Head of Sixth Form says:  "As Head of Sixth Form, I am delighted you are considering Shottery for your sixth form studies. We know that success is important to you and that is why you want to join us. We believe that you deserve inspirational teaching, the chance be challenged and to challenge, and the opportunity to be empowered to create and take advantage of a wide range of opportunities. We understand that for access to the very top universities or apprenticeships in the country, it is important that students have outstanding information, advice and guidance, as well as the opportunity to excel in the most highly prized A-level subjects. We also know that success in the workplace requires real life experience, which we offer through our wraparound curriculum and leadership opportunities. Whether you are already here or new to the school, Shottery Sixth Form will help you to make the most of yourself over the next two years. You will be joining a community with strong values; one which nurtures girls to become strong, independent minded, highly competent young women. Our sixth form could be where you belong. It’s made up of outstanding individuals. We look forward to you becoming part of our incredible sixth form. 

 

Be part of something special
 

"I have loved everything about being here, the friendships I have made and the positive learning environment." Anna, Year 13 leaver. An extension of the main school, and yet with its own unique atmosphere and environment in the historic Manor, Shottery Sixth Form really is a special place to learn with like-minded peers and expert teaching. Whether you have been with us since Year 7 or join us in Year 12, as Anna did, you will find a warm welcome and a dazzling array of opportunities.

Be outstanding
 

Our results speak for themselves. Consistently achieving amongst the highest A-level results in the country, Shottery Sixth Form students stand out. In 2018, nearly 60% of A-level grades were A*to A, with an incredible 80% of our leavers gaining at least AAB in two or more, Russell Group approved, facilitating subjects. This underlines the importance we place on providing students with outstanding advice and guidance, supported by a curriculum designed to facilitate access to the most prestigious universities and higher level apprenticeships.

Be inspired
 

Whether your ambition is to study Medicine at Cambridge, Astrophysics at Birmingham, French and Russian at Oxford, Maths at St Andrews, Theology at Durham or Architecture at Nottingham, we have a 2018 alumna able to advise. Our fantastic alumnae network allows current students to keep in touch with those who have recently left and learn from their experiences whether at university or in the world of work; whilst our peerless sixth form speaker programme encourages students to connect with an extraordinary range of leaders from the worlds of politics, business, the arts and beyond.

Be challenged
 

We challenge all our students to be the very best they can be. Our Oxbridge candidates recognise the expert guidance they have received to help them to achieve their goals: “Shottery pushed me to reach my academic potential and win a place at Oxford University;"  "I really appreciate all the help with my Oxford application." Alice, who has chosen to apply following her results commented, "I'm obviously thrilled with my results, and having to look at new options such as Oxbridge which I'd previously never considered, is so exciting!" 

Our sixth form is made up of outstanding individuals, and, from curriculum to our dress code, we celebrate that individuality and look forward to you becoming part of our incredible sixth form.

Please take a look through this area of our website to find out more about  all aspects of Shottery Sixth Form.  If you are inspired and want some more information or want to visit us, please get in touch with Mrs Thomas in the first instance, via email:  thomas.c@sggs.org.uk - we look forward to hearing from you!