Welcome to Parkstone Grammar School
Parkstone Grammar School is a selective, all girls academy school in Poole specialising in science and languages, situated on the south coast o England.
We welcome students from a range of schools into our Sixth Form with the aim to provide an outstanding education within a vibrant learning environment.
Moving into Sixth Form is an exciting step in your education. It is in Sixth From that you will begin to specialise your chosen path of study, as well as engaging in a number of leadership roles and will consider possible career routes. At Parkstone we provide the support, expertise and guidance to help you make informed choices in which you will thrive and succeed.
We pride ourselves in our extensive curriculum offer, in collaboration with Poole Grammar School, enabling girls to choose between 30 different subjects. We also offer a diverse enrichment programme and the opportunity to complete the Extended Project Qualification. Students will be fully supported by a strong pastoral team who will support you to achieve your best. We also offer a huge range of clubs, societies and trips to extend and enrich the curriculum, from Law Society and Amnesty International, to many sports and musical groups.
The Sixth Form places new and very different demands on the student. The timetable is made up of lessons in the subjects chosen plus supporting lessons and study periods. Students are given both specific and general tasks to do outside the lessons. Students need to organise their own time efficiently and prioritise carefully, making sure that they have ample time to carry out research and to read about their subject. We would expect students to spend up to five hours per subject per week on homework, plus extra time for reading. A reading list is provided by all subjects.
A sixth form course is equivalent to a full-time job. It is therefore important that you do not become over-involved in paid employment. Employment lasting more than five hours per week is unacceptable and certainly no more than the equivalent of a Saturday "job" should be spent in paid work The school fully understands the benefits of outside employment, not only for the money but also for the experience of working in a team, handling money and communicating with the public. Nevertheless, it would be very short-sighted to hinder the realisation of academic potential for the sake of money earned to finance a student’s social life or to "save up" for the future. The school looks to parents to understand and support this point of view.
There are a wide range of clubs and societies to members of the school. These include the Young Enterprise group, Computer Club, Science Society, Amnesty International, and Politics Forum. Many of these are run by the Sixth Form for younger pupils. The impressive musicals and plays performed by both Poole and Parkstone Grammar Schools bring together a wealth of dramatic and musical talent. Individual music lessons may be arranged in school and examinations for the Royal College of Music qualifications may be taken. There are many thriving music groups including the orchestra, swing band, training band, concert band and chamber choir.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Parkstone Grammar School directly.