The Sixth 'Open Evening'
Welcome to our Sixth Form Open Event
We are delighted to be able to host our usual 'Into Sixth Form' Open Event on Wednesday 8th November. You would be very welcome to attend. The evening will run for current Year 11 students from 4pm - 6:30pm in order to minimise numbers in our subject talks. External students please visit from 5pm - 6:30pm.
This year, we are hosting an opportunity for students to meet their Sixth Form teachers for a question and answer 'market place'. Due to numbers, we are asking that students bring only one parent to this event. We have prepared an engaging and welcoming experience for parents to gain a sense of what makes Gumley Sixth Form unique.
From the selection below you will be able to hear the Head of Sixth outline what gives Gumley the distinctiveness that makes us a popular choice.
Current Gumley students will be handed information regarding the event directly. For all external students, please register below and we will be in touch,
We very much look forward to welcoming you:
Download Information Leaflet
Welcome by Mr Graham (Assistant Headteacher / Head of the Sixth)
What do you need to know about joining our Sixth Form
Although the decision of what to study in our Sixth Form may be daunting, your choice of where to study shouldn't be. The Gumley House Sixth Form experience is distinctive in that a greater degree of personal responsibility is assumed, and students are supported into this. Moreover, scope is provided for wider conversation and intellectual and cultural exposure, creating opportunities that will ensure students are able to move confidently in the world after their departure. The Sixth is a centre for academic excellence and have provided high quality Catholic education for more 180 years. Whilst recruiting predominantly from internal students, the Sixth Form is open to external applicants regardless of their faith. The latter form an important, integrated element of the School, and have been a much valued part of our Sixth Form.
Which course to I choose?
We offer courses which range of high currency subjects at both A Level and Applied courses. Visit our courses page and explore the many subjects on offer. At the foot of each dedicated page is a link where you can ask questions of each of the subject leads.
We have different pathways to choose from, dependent on your preferred route to university, apprenticeship or employment. Each pathway features a dedicated plan of academic study and personal enrichment to ensure you are fully prepared for the next stage of your journey.
How do I apply?
Whilst applications to Gumley House Sixth Form are competitive, we do our utmost to facilitate students' personal choices of study, even if this means liaising with Consortium schools locally to ensure clashing subjects are minimised. Once you have explored the subjects on offer and made your decision to apply, visit our Applications Page, download and return the application form.
What if I don't get the grades?
Speak with our dedicated Sixth Form Team who will be able to advise you appropriately and direct you accordingly. There is always a supportive discussion to be had - so do not worry. In some occasions, students who qualify for A Level may resit their English or Maths if needed, while in Year 12.
What makes Gumley different?
We are a real community. We expect you to work very hard - and have exceptional pastoral care which accompanies your tremendous effort. We are vibrant and outreaching, but not so large or impersonal that you get lost in the crowd. We are a Sixth Form where you can quickly make new friends, where the teachers know the students very well, and where there is a genuine atmosphere of community and a feeling that you really belong to something.
Get looking at the right courses for you and start filling in your application form. You will be called for interview shortly after the deadline - please don't miss it!