Our Sixth Form Open Morning will be held on Saturday 17 November 2018, 10am to 12pm. Families are welcome along to this popular information event to find out about sixth form life at Giggleswick and discuss A level and BTEC subject choices.
This is an excellent opportunity to hear about our unique academic, co-curricular and super-curricular programme, which has been developed with real insight from universities and employers on qualities they value to ensure success. It is also a chance to meet with our sixth form teaching staff to discuss subject choices and get some useful early advice on planning for university entry and future careers.
“One thing we are very proud of here at Giggleswick is that around 95% of pupils get the subject choices they want for A-level. Young people don’t have to compromise one subject they love simply because the timetable doesn’t work out in their favour” explains Anna Wood, Assistant Head, Academic. “Our sixth form programme encourages students to explore their subjects beyond the taught curriculum, developing their critical thinking, reflection and analysis skills. There’s also a real focus on leadership, communication and life skills to properly prepare our students for life beyond school.”
This summer, our A level students celebrated yet another 100% A level pass rate plus an impressive 38% increase in A*A grades, hot on the heels of record results last year. Our pupils defied all national predictions and increased their percentage of A*A grades - up to 36% this year and 74% of our BTEC Business and Sport students achieved the top two grades. Rather than taking a fourth A level, all of our A level students took an EPQ (Extended Project Qualification), with over 78% achieving A*-B grades this year.
We offer a number of scholarship opportunities for lower sixth students with particular talents in sport, art, music, design, drama and/or in their academic study. More information will be available at the Open Morning and for students particularly interested in Drama and Music, there will be a Performing Arts Workshop on the day, giving students the chance to get a real feel for drama and music at Giggleswick, hear about the range of scholarships available, go behind the scenes at the Richard Whiteley Theatre and learn about our alumni now on stage and screen.
There will also be the chance to take a look at our new family-friendly boarding facilities and hear about our day, flexi (3 or 5 nights) and full boarding options. We have eight daily minibus services, making Giggleswick accessible to all families in the region.
To book your place simply click here to complete our online booking form and we will be in touch with more details. Alternatively, you can call us on 01729 893000 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.