Open days

Sixth Form OpenĀ Evening for September 2020 entry

Thursday 14 November 2019, 6.30-9pm
An important meeting for prospective students and families

Saturday 8 February 2020, 2-4pm
An opportunity to experience subject taster sessions

There are a number of events that are designed to help you make informed decisions about your post-16 education. Our November open evening revolves around introductory talks from the Headteacher and the Director of Sixth Form along with break-out sessions with the subject leader of the 37 different subjects on offer. Teaching staff deliver short talks about their subject in terms of the content taught, assessment and the entry requirements for the course. Throughout the evening our Senior Students and Sixth Form Support Staff are present to talk to you and answer questions about subject choice and life in the Sixth Form.

In January/February, we host two taster sessions where students can gain a real insight into what the subjects they are interested in will really be like. The first taster day takes place in the school day for students currently studying at Harrogate Grammar School. This day involves an introductory assembly followed by taster lessons. The second taster session takes place on Saturday afternoon where both parents/carers and students from across the region are invited to visit the school and attend short 20 minutes taster sessions. There is also an introductory talk from the Headteacher and Director of Sixth Form who explain the outstanding progress and progression that students make in the Sixth Form and also the entry requirements.

In the Summer term, a number of induction events take place to further prepare you for life in the Sixth Form. These events are designed to familiarise you with processes in the school, but more importantly to ensure that you are comfortable in your new environment and so that you begin to make new friends and know key staff before the start of term. Our welcome buffet is our final event before we break for the Summer holidays and before results day where we finally confirm your place.