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Croeso/Welcome to the Sixth form

Your Year Progress Manager is: Mrs Liz Hooper

Your form tutors are:

Year 12
12 Mrs Jones/Mrs Worth
12 Mrs Wakely


Year 13
13 Mrs Williams
13 Mrs Bailey

Sixth form assembly will take place every Thursday in the Common Room.

Your form captains and schools councillors, as voted for by you, are:

 

Form Captain
(male)

Form Captain
(female)
 12 EJ/GW

Jamie a Luke

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 12 

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12 LW

Sion

Carys

 13 RAW

Brandon

Cariann

 13 RAB

 Will

Carys

 

 

Ysgol Bro Gwaun has a vibrant and lively sixth form, dedicated to developing our students both academically, personally and socially, in readiness to make a positive contribution to their community and society.

The sixth form is a fully inclusive and successful part of the school community and the aims of our sixth form are outlined in the Sixth Form Prospectus.

Sixth form bridges the gap between compulsory education and the world beyond. We provide opportunities for students to study at many different levels (see the courses available in the prospectus), to develop their independence, self esteem and confidence, and to improve their academic qualifications, in preparation to move onto college vocational courses, apprenticeships and or training, work, or university. In addition to a full range of subjects, all of our students study for the Welsh Baccalaureate (more information in the prospectus), which involves the development of a wide range of skills through a varied programme of activities. Students are encouraged to monitor and assess their own progress and performance, whilst their Tutors and teaching staff support, advise, monitor attendance and provide valuable feedback, with regards to their progress and levels of achievement. Students are also provided with many opportunities to develop their interests, skills and CV through the wide range of extra-curricular activities on offer. 

 

The school expects all members of the sixth form to set very high standards for younger pupils at all times, in terms of dress, conduct commitment and work ethic.

         

The calendar below illustrates some of the major events and activities that all students engage in during their two years in our sixth form. However, there are many additional activities that also take place during the academic year to enrich the student experience.


Month

Year 12

Year 13

September

*Registration for Year

  12.

*Literacy and Numeracy

  Mentor training

*Buddy training

 

*Registration for Year

  13.

*Mentoring for completion of Welsh Baccalaureate (WBQ) 
* UCAS Applications

October

CareersWales interviews

 

 

 

OPEN EVENING

15th is deadline for UCAS applications to Oxbribge, Dentistry, Medical and Veterinary placements.

OPEN EVENING

November

December

*Parent/Guardian evening to meet teaching staff.

*Welsh Baccalaureate Enterprise teams at Xmas Fayre

 

 

 

 

*School production

*Mentoring Welsh Baccalaureate.

*Deadlines for submission of WBQ Coursework.

*Parent/Guardian evening to meet subject staff.

 

 

*School production

January

AS Examinations

AS resit examinations

A2 Examinations

*15th is the final deadline for all UCAS applications.

February

 

 

March

April

Annual School Report to Parents/Guardians

 

*Annual School Report to Parents/Guardians.

*March 15th final deadline for UCAS Art applications.

May

*Elections for New Heads of Sixth Form

AS Examinations

 

Final submissions for WBQ for accreditation.

June

AS Examinations

 

A2 Examinations

July

*Induction of New Year 12

*Welsh Baccalaureate events last three weeks of term (usually):

a. Essential Skills workshops

b. Language week

c. Work Experience week (last week of term)

Leavers celebration.

August

AS Examination results
Students working on research for individual investigations

A2 Examination results

*UCAS placements confirmed


Throughout their time in the sixth form, students are provided with advice from a wide range of external agencies, through PSHE, and other organised events. We endeavour to ensure that we keep our students well informed and fully aware of contemporary issues and the world around them. Very often sessions will be facilitated following student requests.

 

Students are also given opportunities to volunteer to participate in a range of other activities, such as Buddy Counselling and Buddy Club, Literacy and Numeracy Mentoring of younger pupils, the School Production and other music based activities, supporting pupils on a one to one basis, Charity fund raising events, advising Year 11 pupils, sports, local Rotary competitions, Eisteddfodau as House leaders, the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, etc. In Year 13, Prefects hold posts of responsibility and assist the Senior Staff Management Team in many ways.

 

Many of our students are very successful in a wide range of extra-curricular activities; achieving county, national and international honours in a wide variety of sports, awards in literary events, acting as ambassadors for county and national organisations, etc. We also have excellent links with many local community organisations, which assist with pre-university interviews, work experience, enterprise activities, charity fundraising, mentoring and other events.

 

Our sixth form are provided with a dedicated Common Room and Study area with computers, but they also have access to other ICT rooms and the Library during each day. All students are expected to use non-teaching sessions to study and complete essential coursework, as this is very valuable extra resource. The dedicated pastoral team and other staff are allocated at different times in the two year cycle, to mentor students through particular aspects of their courses and to provide advice on opportunities beyond sixth form. The excellent examination results achieved by our students at all levels, clearly indicate that individuals achieve their goals and move on successfully into the next stage of their lives.

 

                             “LABOR OMNIA VINCIT”

                                    “WORK CONQUERS ALL”