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Manchester High girls are celebrating with their proud parents

It’s been an anxious and unsettling few weeks. Finally MHSG Year 11 pupils are celebrating with their families and preparing to embark on the next stage of their education.

Olivia and Mum

Head Mistress, Mrs Claire Hewitt, commented: “Our Year 11 girls have shown enormous resilience and adaptability. I’m so proud of them! During lockdown, girls have embraced the learning opportunities we lined up for them - to give them a good foundation for their Sixth Form studies. They stayed focussed and have developed new skills, which I know will stand them in good stead.”


Many Year 11 students chose to participate in “bridging courses” for their A-level subjects. These courses allowed students to pursue their academic interests and to experience Sixth Form teaching for the first time. In addition, an in-house Skills Development Programme offered opportunities for students to work collaboratively, consider their future plans, complete creative projects and develop communication and leadership skills. These courses, along with participation in an online “Get the Edge Conference” with students from other schools, helped our students to stay connected and keep positive during lockdown.



Mrs Hewitt added: “The vast majority of Year 11 girls will be staying on into our Sixth Form, as in previous years, to study for their A-levels. Sarah Norton, our Director of Sixth Form Studies, is looking forward to welcoming girls back into our dedicated Sixth Form Centre in September”.

MHSG Senior Sixth girls consistently achieve A-level results that are among the best in the country and can choose from over 20 subjects at A-level: from Physics to Modern Languages, Art and Design to Music, from Economics to Psychology, PE and Computer Science. The Sixth Form at Manchester High is proud to prepare girls to pursue their goals in a hugely diverse range of fields.

86.5% of all GCSE grades awarded to our students in 2020 were grade 7 or above. 


Snehal from Stalybridge (pictured with her proud parents above) was awarded all grade 9s and will study Chemistry, Biology, Economics and Maths A-levels in the Sixth Form at Manchester High. She’ll be in good company. Olivia from Lymm, who joined the School in Reception, was awarded all grade 9s in her GCSEs today.  Rumaisa received all grade 9s too and plans to pursue a career in computing or engineering after her A-levels.  TiAnna from Manchester will study History, English Language, Psychology and Politics at MHSG sixth form and plans to go on to be an influential lawyer.  Thaejus from Eccles received all 9s in her GCSEs and will be studying Maths, Music, Economics and Spanish for her A-levels.

Sixth Form Applications for September 2020

There are a limited number of places in the Sixth Form at Manchester High School for Girls for this September start.

As Mrs Claire Hewitt explained: "Every year at Manchester High we speak to girls with a fantastic set of GCSE results, who want to see what our high performing Sixth Form can offer them. We will be available on GCSE results day, so that girls can explore their options.”

To enquire, contact

To see more photographs from a day of celebrations, visit our Flickr album here.