Thomas Gainsborough Sixth Form Alumni

Shannon Smith
Thomas Gainsborough Sixth Form from 2014-2016

“At TGS Sixth Form I studied Applied Science, Business Studies and IT, all Level 3 Btec. I am currently studying a level 3 science technician apprenticeship at Stour Valley School in Clare. In the future, I aim to progress to the level 4 at Stour Valley and if that all goes well I will be offered a full time job at the school, or I may want to move into a similar environment. TGS Sixth form was the right choice for me as I knew 98% of the work already, which made it more relaxing when it came to completing the coursework, plus if I needed any advice from the staff, they already knew me. I also liked the size of the classes and the effect of the teaching environment; I felt like I was being treated as an adult. The school assisted me with retaking my GCSE English as the resit lessons worked around my academic lessons, which meant I didn’t miss crucial lesson time. At the end of my time at TGS I achieved my C in English and three Distinction Stars in my A Level subjects.”

Lewis Wingate
Thomas Gainsborough Sixth Form from 2014-2016

“Thomas Gainsborough School Sixth Form is somewhere very unique; the opportunities to excel yourself extend far beyond the curriculum. I was fortunate enough to take full advantage of some of these opportunities, one in particular: With my expressed interest in the Law, Mr Alexander introduced me to local firm Wayman & Long. Thanks to the connection which was made, following a period of work related learning, I am now a Paralegal at the firm working parttime alongside my university studies. We are also beginning to lay the foundations for me to run my own department within the firm following the completion of my training contract. This has set me apart form all other candidates in the same field allowing me to go on and become a member of my university’s Law Society and go way beyond where I ever expected to be at the age of 19. These opportunities aren’t just limited to the Law so I would highly recommend getting involved with the vast array of projects at this school... What you do now will set you up for success way beyond collecting your exam results.”

Harriet Barber
Thomas Gainsborough Sixth Form from 2014-2016

“I left Thomas Gainsborough school in the summer of 2016 after studying Maths, Further Maths and Physics as well as Art and the EPQ in my first year. I have now gone on to study a Masters in Mathematics at the University of Exeter with the opportunity to study abroad in my third year. Over the 2 years I was the the sixth form I found the whole sixth form team to be so supportive. Not only were they helpful with studies but they also helped with my UCAS application and gave many wonderful opportunities such as attending Cambridge Summer School which has all helped to get me to where I am now. I’m not completely sure what career path I wish to go down, perhaps going into research or maybe even teaching. For now I feel I am on the right direction to achieve what I want to and I have the Sixth Form to thank for helping me get this far.”

We have a proven track record in preparing our students successfully for their post-18 pathways.

All of our Year 13 from 2016 - 2017 successfully moved on into Higher Education, Apprenticeships or employment.

Destined For Success

Our students went to a wide range of Universities this year to read an impressive variety of subjects.

Anglia Ruskin
Bath Spa
Bolton
Bournemouth
Brighton
Essex
Exeter
Herts
Lincoln
Nottingham Trent
Reading
Salford
Sheffield
Southampton
Sussex
University of Suffolk
Abnormal and Clinical Psychology
History
Law
Media Production
Social Work
Sports Science
Engineering
Journalism
Law
Forensic Science
Mathematics
Film Production
Psychology
Aeronautical Engineering
Music technology
Fine Art