Welcome to Sixth Form
Gumley House Sixth Form is a vibrant community of over 200 students. The majority are young women who have chosen to return to Gumley following their GCSEs, however we also welcome young men and women who have completed their GCSEs elsewhere, at other Catholic or non-Catholic schools.
The Sixth Form has a strong academic reputation. We do not provide vocational courses at Gumley. We focus on A level qualifications and offer a wide range of 23 different subjects to meet the diverse interests and ambitions of our students and we have high expectations of our students in terms of their commitment to their studies and their self-motivation.
We match this with a high level of support, from supervised study sessions to personal academic mentoring, and an excellent range of facilities and resources. Our Sixth Form Centre shares the same building as the library and careers department, both well-used by students, and a dedicated study room equipped with computers though each member of our sixth form are equipped with their own iPad to engage in innovative teaching for which Gumley is renouned nationally. There is also an elegant, university style common room for relaxing!
Sixth Form students play a unique and valuable role in the school, contributing actively to the wider life of the school community. They arrange and run events with younger students, demonstrating tremendous leadership and motivation, particularly through the House System. The Head Girl, Head Boy, Prefects and various House and Sports Captains play a particularly key role in school life and competition is fierce for these positions of responsibility.
We encourage all Sixth Form students to participate in enrichment activities that develop personal skills and there is a very robust Careers Education and Guidance programme which helps them prepare for Higher Education and the workplace.
The Sixth Form is pre-University style culture with extremely high expectations and challenges, but equally high rewards at the end. It probably constitutes the best days of school at Gumley for many students.
View our Prospectus here. We look forward to welcoming you to Gumley.