Sixth Form

We welcome Sixth Form applications from pupils who are currently studying GCSEs (or equivalents, if abroad) in Year 11. Pupils should be aged between 15 years and nine months and 17 years and three months on 1 September in the year of entry.

Bursary places are also available in the Sixth Form. Further details of these can be found in the Fees and Assistance section.


Open Events

Our Sixth Form Admissions Evening is on Thursday 10 November at 6pm.

This event will help to inform pupils of the style of assessment we have for entry, as well as the ways in which MGS can help them fulfil their university ambitions. There will be an opportunity to meet senior members of staff, including the Sixth Form team, as well as hear from current pupils and find out about the range of activities and societies on offer. Unlike the Whole School events, registration in advance is required for this event. Please contact our Admissions Manager, Kath Heathcote on or 0161 224 7201 ext. 234 for further details and to reserve your place.

We would also recommend that you attend one of our whole school open events. This will give you a chance to view and get a feel for the entire school. There is no need to register for these, please just turn up on the day. These take place on the following dates: 

Open Morning: Saturday 5 November, 2022, 9:30 am – 12 noon

Open Evening: Thursday 4 May, 2023, 4:30 – 7:00 pm


Assessment Process

We base our judgements for entry on an Assessment Day. These days are tailored to suit the likely combination of subjects indicated by candidates. We are keen to ensure that every candidate has an equal chance of success based on potential. For this reason, some of the assessments that take place are based on new stimulus material covering topics candidates will not have met before, whereas others assess current knowledge. The day also includes an interview to allow us to gain a clear picture of co-curricular interests and academic passions.

Conditional offers are made on the basis of performance on the Assessment Day. Typically, we set offers of a pupil achieving an average of a grade 7 across his GCSE subjects, with at least a grade 8 in the subjects they are choosing to study. 

If you would like further information about our admissions process or Sixth Form courses, please contact our Admissions department (