The transformational experience our sixth form students have enjoyed in recent years has continued to yield the best A level results in our School's history. Furthermore our senior students have progressed to the next step in their career as leaders who are resilient and self-assured. We are proud of how our senior students continue to reflect our key values and ethos in their character and determination to succeed.
Click here to view our Sixth Form subject offer, entrance criteria and induction detail.
Highly motivated students enjoy working in a stimulating environment. Our Sixth Form Study Area provides students with a suitable area to study meaningfully beyond the classroom and to share break and lunchtime in their own unique eating space - Penny Lane. By March 2019 we will have upgraded the Sixth Form Centre to further enhance the facility as a modern progressive learning hub. Alongside our facilities provision, two full time staff are on hand to support students in all aspects of their study and school life until 5pm every day.
Using your own Technology
Senior students are encouraged to bring and use their own device in the Sixth Form Study Area and also in classes at the discretion of teachers and subject leaders. Mobile phones, however, are not permitted to be used during the school day apart from break and lunch time. We strongly believe a strict adherence to this principle is in the student's best interest and more likely to result in quality private study time and academic success in the long term.
We seek to provide our senior students with as many parking spaces as possible, however, there is limited space for parking around the school and any space designated as acceptable for Sixth Form parking must meet reasonable health and safety requirements. Any pupil wishing to bring their car on to the school grounds must first liaise with the office then register and apply for a car parking space.
The school will continue to review the car parking availability on an annual basis and will designate a number of car parking spaces for Year 14 pupils only.
The Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA) is a means-tested payment of £30 a week paid fortnightly to those who are aged 16 to 19 years who continue in education and have a household income below the designated threshold. The EMA application process can only be completed online (click here) and if successful our school is alerted regarding the student's eligibility. Further to a successful application each student is required to complete a Learning Agreement form in school and maintain good levels of study, punctuation and attendance as outlined in the Learning Agreement.
Click here for our Sixth Form Admissions and Study Policy which contains more EMA detail.
The role of a prefect is considered to be an honour at Antrim Grammar School and an important leadership opportunity for any student to ‘give back’ to the broader school community of which they have been a part, for almost six years. As a prefect, students are expected to uphold the values of the school at every opportunity and contribute meaningfully to maintaining a safe and caring environment where all students feel valued and an integral part of school life.
All students in Year 13 may apply to be a Prefect and the process commences in March of each academic year.
Watch this space for our 2019 Sixth Form promotional video which will be launched in February 2019.
Work Experience is a key milestone in the progress of our senior students and we expect every student to arrange a meaningful Work Experience Placement in Year 13, a stage in a student's life when they are beginning to formulate firm notions on their future pathway. All students register their Placement details by clicking this link Work Experience Registration.