Thank you for the interest you have shown in joining our Sixth Form, one of the largest and most successful in Wales. This year we have over 430 students on roll, including over one hundred fifty who have joined us from other schools and colleges. Next September we will be offering over 40 Advanced Level courses.
In December 2012 the Welsh Government graded the school as Band 1, the top banding. In our most recent inspection it was judged that “standards in the Sixth Form are outstanding” and we were awarded the top grade in every category . You can read the full inspection report at . . . . . Inspection Report
We offer over forty subjects at Advanced Level. Each course is taught by our staff, on our site, for a full five hours each week, with one hour of teaching taking place in each subject on each day. We have an impressive record of results going back for many years. You can see the full Advanced Level results for the past five years at . . . . . Examination Results
As well as academic courses, life in our Sixth Form is enriched by access to a wide range of other activities and accreditation. This helps to develop wider skills and enhance CVs that lead to successful university applications. Each year, up to two hundred students take up places in top universities having enhanced their CV through activities that form part of . . . . . Life in the Sixth Form
Over the coming months we have well-established procedures that make the process moving onto Sixth Form courses as smooth as possible, whether you are joining us from another school/college or our own Year 11. This includes personal advice throughout the phases of Application, Induction and Enrolment. These are all summarised as part of our . . . . . Sixth Form Booklet
To begin the process, please complete and submit your application. Once received, you will be sent an acknowledgement which will confirm that your place has been reserved. On the form you are also asked to indicate the courses that you are interested in studying and which we will use for planning purposes. However, you are able to change your choices at any stage up to and including enrolment that takes place after the GCSE results. To start your journey into our Sixth Form simply print off, complete and submit the . . . . . Application Form
Click on the links below to read more detail about each of the courses . . . . .
Friday 22nd March 2013: Initial deadline for Application Forms
We accept applications right through until September, but where courses are restricted by numbers of students, priority is given to applications that arrive early. Receipt of early applications also enables us to plan timetables.
Confirmation of your place in the Sixth Form
After we have received your application we will write to you to confirm that your place has been reserved. We will also explain the next stage in the process, but below are some other important dates. Full details are in the prospectus.
Monday 1st July : Induction Day for External Applicants
A full day of activities for applications from other schools/colleges to meet each other and also get to know us and the Sixth Form
Tuesday 2nd July : Induction Day for All Applicants
A full day of activities for all applicants (including Alun School Year 11) to meet teachers and attend taster sessions for courses they are interested in studying
Thursday 22nd August : GCSE Results Day
Receive results and then finalise plans for which courses to study
Thursday 23rd, Friday 24th August
Enrolment Days (Opening Times will be posted on website)
Two days are set aside for enrolment. It takes about 30 minutes during which you will receive individual advice and make your final choice of courses. Bring along your GCSE results to confirm suitability for courses. For anyone on holiday at the end of August, there is a shorter enrolment session just prior to the start of term. We are also happy to enrol students who have not previously applied to join us - just bring along your GCSE results and ask to speak to an adviser.
Wednesday 4th September : Term Starts