Sixth Form Prospectus
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The Sixth Form at Ysgol Bryn Elian offers a wide variety of opportunities to students, who can choose to follow a curriculum that is as flexible as possible, so that we can accommodate all reasonable subject combinations.
The Sixth Form at Ysgol Bryn Elian offers all students a supportive and caring environment in which to learn and achieve. Students benefit from a form tutor, giving a point of pastoral contact every day. During registration students can ask questions, seek support and generally be kept up to date. In addition, the Sixth Form has a dedicated Director of Sixth Form Studies, whose job is to guide and support all students through their Sixth Form journey. The Director of Sixth Form Studies is supported by a non-teaching Attendance and Engagement Officer who works with all students to ensure they are able to study effectively and achieve their potential.
Our curriculum is broad, and offers both traditional A Level courses and a range of more vocational qualifications such as BTEC and WJEC Applied courses. The Advanced Skills Challenge is compulsory for all students, and is a hugely successful and useful qualification.
We do not see Year 13 as the end point for our students, we seek to ensure that they are on the correct pathway post-18. We provide individual guidance on pathways after school both in-house and via close collaboration with Careers Wales. The majority of Ysgol Bryn Elian students typically opt for university-based degree courses. We are proud to say that our Sixth Formers have progressed onto courses at some of the world’s universities including Oxford, Cambridge, Durham and LIPA.
Degree level apprenticeships are, however, growing in popularity. We have secured places for students on a number of prestigious apprenticeships across a range of sectors from accountancy to cyber-security.
Care and aspiration are at the heart of what we do. We seek to nurture our Sixth Formers so they can fulfil dreams and ambitions.