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Joining the Sixth Form

I am delighted that you are considering joining Poole Grammar School Sixth Form. We are extremely proud of our students’ achievements, both academically and on a personal level.

Poole Grammar School students have an outstanding education in the Sixth Form; they experience academic rigour and have great opportunities to develop leadership, teamwork, problem solving and communication skills through the varied enrichment, sport and games programme.  This extends into the community through many volunteering schemes.

When OFSTED inspected the school in 2018 they found that students’ performance was above average in the Sixth Form.  Indeed, Poole Grammar School Sixth Form is in the top 25% of schools and colleges in England for A-level value added.

Each year, we are able to demonstrate consistently excellent outcomes and in 2023, 40.3% of all grades awarded were A*-A and 66.7% A*-B. 41 students gained at least 3 A or A* grades.

This has enabled many of our students to secure places at prestigious Russell Group universities.  Over the last 9 years, 27 students have gained entry to either the University of Oxford or the University of Cambridge and a significant number have gone on to read Medicine, Veterinary Medicine or Dentistry at university.  In 2022 and 2023, 9 students went on to read Medicine at University.

Every year we also have a number of students gaining places on extremely competitive higher-level apprenticeships with employers such as J P Morgan, Mazars Accountants, Yunex, The Home Office, Amazon and Dyson. All students progress into higher education, apprenticeships or employment after Year 13.

We provide excellent support to students applying to university and students have access to have a full-time careers advisor in school, enabling them to make informed choices for their futures.

Over the last few academic years, our Sixth Form has grown further with students joining us in Year 12 from surrounding schools.  Our Year 12 induction programme ensures that this transition is as smooth as possible and new students are welcomed and settle into the Poole Grammar School family quickly. 

I hope that you choose to continue your education at Poole Grammar Sixth Form or indeed join us from another school.  

The Sixth Form Team looks forward to welcoming you.

Dr Amanda Smith


Entry to the Sixth Form in September 2023:

General entry requirements and information on joining the Sixth Form can be found here: Joining the Sixth Form 2024/25.

The subjects provisionally on offer and their specific entry requirements can be found here: Sixth Form subject directory 2024-25. Please note, there may be changes to the subjects on offer in this directory if the demand for them is insufficient.

The Sixth Form application form for students not currently studying in Year 11 at Poole Grammar School is available here: Sixth Form Application Form 2024.

Also, if you are an external applicant, you will need to fulfil certain funding eligibility criteria: SFA Funding eligibility criteria. If you have any overseas qualifications, you will need to provide an ENIC certificate of comparability for these. This can be obtained from www.enic.org.uk.

If you would like to apply for a place in the Sixth Form for any current academic year (i.e. not next September), please e-mail pgs6form@poolegrammar.com to discuss.