The 6th Form area at Brynllywarch is an important part of what we are able to offer our learners, to both enhance their chances of employment or going on to further studies. It is also an opportunity to consolidate the skills and behaviours they have learned during their time at Brynllywarch, and give them the best preparation for becoming ethical, informed citizens and lifelong learners.
Our unique site, and curriculum provides the opportunity for our learners to engage successfully in further education in a supported environment through the provision of bespoke, individualised packages of support for learners aged 16-19.
All students within the 6th form have access to a range of qualifications, both vocational and academic – with all students receiving literacy and numeracy lessons as well as targeted interventions where appropriate. The learners are able to access a range of specialist resources that offer scope for a varied timetable and individualised qualifications. Some of the areas that house specialist resources that can be accessed by 6th form learners are; the music house with its own recording studio, the animal room and accompanying miniature smallholding, the poly-tunnel and a newly developed workshop.
Due to Brynllywarch’s strong links with local businesses, there are also many learners at post 16 that engage with exciting and relevant work experience placements, with learners making useful contacts and connections for the future.
There are opportunities for 6th form learners to participate in a range of extra-curricular activities as well as some exciting trips. There is a regular ski-trip as well as termly trips to a variety of activities across the school year.
Learner voice is an important part of the 6th form, and there are two representatives that sit on the school council, who meet with the senior leadership team on a half termly basis.
Learners also work in partnership with their form tutors to develop their own individualised programmes for development, including the development of academic, social and practical skills. The targets set are regularly reviewed and updated.
The students are given relevant support and advice throughout the year, with regular visits from Careers Wales and the chance to attend Careers fairs and other similar events.