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Welcome to Gravesend Grammar School


Welcome to Gravesend Grammar School application information. Our entrance criteria for admissing to the 6th form September 2018  are:

A minimum of 2 x "5" grades and 4 x "6" grades at GCSE This must include a minimum of a grade 5 in both English and Maths. Double Science counts as two subjects, as does English Language and Literature. Please be aware that subjects also have individual recommendations/requirements and there are also recommendations for those who are considering 4 A levels.

Application instructions for students who are not currently at GGS -  external applications accepted from 10th January 2018 until 09th March 2018.  Many of you will already have received you application registration letters from KCC.   However, if you currently attend an independent school or a school outside Kent or this country, you will need to self-register on UCAS Progress to make an application. The following is the link for self-registration on UCAS Progress: https://www.ucasprogress.com/account/pickaschool  .  Please note that this link has to be pasted in your browser as it does not work directly, as does the link to our Option Blocks

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About us

Welcome to our part of the on-line prospectus and thank you for considering Gravesend Grammar School. We hope that before you make the important decision about which school you choose, you will come and sample the atmosphere for yourself. Gravesend Grammar School is an 11 - 18 selective boys Grammar School, with a mixed Sixth form. Over the years the School has grown but it remains small enough for staff to know the boys well and for parents to recognise the value this brings in terms of the relationships that are developed.

The School has a well-deserved reputation for academic success built up through the hand work of staff and students who are dedicated to achieving the best they possible can. Demands on you will be high, as will our expectations. We believe though, that education is about more than exam results, important as they are. The School is also well known for a range of other activities. Sport features strongly and the School has a Sportsmark award. Music and Drama also provide a wealth of opportunities to participate in concerts and productions.

We hope students will leave us having challenged themselves in a variety of areas and succeeded in something as well as their exams. We hope to produce young people who will participate and be valuable members of their communities. We hope that you chose Gravesend Grammar School and that you will leave us as a successful person with a range of interests, good memories and good friends. 

This is an exciting time to be entering the last phase of your school education. Most of you will continue into Higher Education or find a job which will have a training and educational element in it; either way your time in the Sixth Form will act as the bridge to whatever you decide to do. Your compulsory education is nearly over and you should make this next step in the full knowledge of what to expect - hence this information and the information evening. Please take the opportunity to find out everything you need to know by asking the staff or others who have taken the courses.
 
As a senior student you will be a role model for the younger boys; there will also be opportunities to exercise your leadership skills and to take responsibility for others. We hope this will help your personal development and equip you to take your rightful places as the leaders and managers of your generation.
 
Increasingly you will be taking responsibility for your own learning, something that will help you prepare for university and the world of work.  You will be called upon to make difficult decisions about how you manage your non-taught time in school and your free time out of school. The obvious benefits of paid work in the evenings and weekends have to be balanced against the damage caused to your academic work. Those of you that take the longer-term view as to what better results will mean for your futures are likely to thrive.
 
As a school we want to give you responsibility in order to prepare you for the sorts of circumstances you will face when you have left. For example, unlike many schools, students currently have a great deal of freedom to come and go when they are not being taught. This is a difficult thing to manage when you have been used to an 11-16 situation but we start from a position that we believe you can do it! The way you respond to these responsibilities will have a major impact on your exam results, which in turn will open the next set of doors in your life.
 
As a Sixth Former you are different, most obviously in the sense of uniform and in many cases in your relationships with staff. We still expect the highest standards from our Sixth Formers; with opportunity comes responsibility, for other people and for your own learning. The range of courses offered to you is extensive; some subject areas will be familiar to you and some new. The staff are subject specialists and they, along with the Careers Guidance staff, will help you make the most of your educational opportunities and to choose the best path when you eventually leave us. 
 
I hope you decide to enter the Sixth Form here and use it as a springboard to reach great heights in the future.
 

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Gravesend Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 20 November 2018
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