RMGS has a large and vibrant 6th Form with over 350 students. The majority of Year 11 students elect to stay on in our 6th Form and each year approximately 30 new students join the Sixth Form.
Examination success is important to RMGS, but students and staff know that the development of positive character traits are equally as important. At the heart of the RMGS 6th Form are four core pillars: empathy; appreciation; intellectual curiosity; academic ambition. Our mission statement is simple and two-pronged: We want to develop appreciative and empathetic learners. We want to foster intellectual curiosity and academic ambition.
A Level Subjects
Despite significant funding cuts to 6th Form budgets, we offer an exceptionally wide range of A Levels including Psychology, Business Studies, Drama and Theatre Studies, Music, Music Technology, Design Technology and Film Studies, as well as more traditional subjects. Students are given a free choice of subjects, with plenty of guidance from careers and subject staff. Almost any combination of subjects is possible. All students will opt to study three A Levels (with the most able being permitted to take four); in Year 13 they might add an EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) to their programme of study.
Who's Who in the Sixth Form
Mr McDowell is Assistant Headteacher & Head of Sixth Form
Miss Lacey: Deputy Head of Sixth Form in charge of Year 12
Mr Twizell: Deputy Head of Sixth Form in charge of Year 13
Ms Jobbins: the school’s Careers Guidance & Employability Advisor
Mr Price: Head of Careers. Consult him about subject choices, other post-16 routes and career paths.
Mr Watson: Deputy Head and Head of Curriculum. Consult him about subject availability and timetabling queries.