sIXTH FORM Information
Llantwit Major 6th form.
Llantwit Major School has a strong commitment to provide you with the qualifications and skills to meet the demands of our ever-changing world – and we want you to move on from here with real confidence and assurance. Here are some further points for you to consider.
Why should I stay on in School?
There are many advantages to continuing your education, Obviously you will gain extra qualifications which are needed for you to access courses at universities and colleges, and employers also look for evidence of education beyond GCSE.
There are also other benefits to staying on
- You give yourself the time to develop as a person, to become more mature and enhance the social skills necessary for the outside world.
- Other skills such as time management and independent study will develop, proving to admissions tutors and employers that you are adaptable and can work using your own initiative.
Your education with us in Llantwit Major Sixth Form has many benefits:-
- You know the school and the school knows you!
- Familiar teachers and surroundings will help you settle in quickly.
- Because we know in advance which courses are running and how many students we will have, you will start your course in the first week of term – enrolment in the Sixth Form will only take one day.
- The vast majority of classes are small and all are run by experienced Sixth Form teachers.
- Textbooks and many other resources are supplied by the departments.
- We have great facilities such as a comfortable Common Room, and a Study Room for the use only of Sixth Form students, complete with access to 30 computers.
- We provide excellent pastoral support to help you through problems both academic and personal.
- You will have access to plenty of help and advice on what to do when you leave the Sixth Form.
- We provide you with endless opportunities to participate in extra-curricular activities outside the classroom to enrich your time with us
Llantwit major students question assembly members
What qualifications do I need to get into the Sixth Form?
We have what is called an “open” Sixth Form which means we will try to offer courses appropriate to students of all abilities. Clearly we want everyone to succeed and we will advise students on what is the best course of study for them and make sure they have reached the required level to progress onto a specific course.
How many subjects should I study at AS Level?
All our AS level students study the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
alongside their AS level subjects. The number of AS level subjects you study will depend on your GCSE grade. What we recommend is:
- Mostly A*/A/B grades – Welsh Bac’ plus 4 AS Level/Btec National Award subjects
- Mostly B/C grades – Welsh Bac’ plus 3 AS Level/Btec National Award subjects.
To continue with your studies in a subject in Year 13, you must have achieved at least an E grade at AS Level and a minimum of 2 A level subjects must be studied.
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