Joining our Sixth Form
How to make your application to join the Sixth Form at Fort Pitt Grammar School
Please use the following to make your Sixth Form application:
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You can search for and apply to a range of courses, from A levels to apprenticeships, using UCAS Progress. Watch our videos and download our guide for help with using the service.
If your school subscribes to UCAS Progress they will provide you with login details. (Speak with your Head of Yr11).
If not, then follow the “self registration” link on the left hand side of the Progress page.
Students joining the sixth form will study four AS subjects and have the unique opportunity to study for the Cambridge Pre U GPR. In Year 13 students study 3 or 4 A levels and some may start or continue with the Cambridge Pre U GPR course. All students have the opportunity to participate in games and work related learning placements.
Sixth Form students are distributed between our vertical form groups in order to provide them with opportunities of leadership and this has the effect of raising the aspirations of our younger students to gain a place in our sixth form.
The majority of sixth form places are taken up by Fort Pitt students moving from year 11. However we have an increasing number of students joining us from other schools and we welcome them into our community.
Advice and guidance is provided by Mrs Doran, Head of Sixth Form and our expert Sixth Form team as well as the rest of the senior team, academic and support staff.
We have implemented quiet, supervised study periods to encourage and support independent and wider study/reading. We have introduced a “Full Potential Programme” which gives all students the opportunity to carry out additional “Super-curricular” tasks in every subject in support of both their studies and subsequent university/apprenticeship/job applications.
Students will be able to sign up to a special Career Hub to help them make the right choices about their future education/careers when university/training/employment information and opportunities will be disseminated to the relevant students. This will be done through a network of University Outreach, Industry experts, teachers, parents and Fort Pitt Alumni.
Sixth Form students play a full part in their school community helping to run annual charity events as well as events for the wider local community.
The vast majority of Fort Pitt students leave to go to university, whilst others take up apprenticeships or secure successful careers in the workplace.