Sixth Form – Student Life


Thinking of Changing for Sixth Form

A number of students join our Sixth Form from other schools.

These students enhance our Sixth Form and quickly become valued and integral members of the senior school. Currently, there are 71 students in the Sixth Form who did not have Castell Alun as their ‘mother school’.

We welcome these students and they quickly become essential members who are fantastic ambassadors for the Sixth Form.

A Typical Week in Year 12

Lessons in the Sixth Form are timetabled in 5 option lines. There are 5, one hour lessons in a day.

Students will also have some independent study time built into their timetable as well as some free time.

The example shown shows a student in Year 12 studying, History, Politics and German at AS Level as well as the Welsh Baccalaureate. The students has two free lessons and six study lessons during the week

Senior Student Ambassadors

Our Senior Student Ambassadors represent their peers in the Sixth Form throughout the school.

They attend School Council meetings, Governor meetings, participate in assemblies and meet regularly with the Director of the Sixth Form.

Here they have the opportunity to use their student voice on behalf of the Sixth Form students.

Personal Development Opportunities

Castell Alun is a school with a Sixth Form or if you prefer a Sixth Form attached to a school. This enables Sixth Form students to enhance their extra-curricular activities by participating in numerous activities giving them valuable experiences within and outside of the classroom.

Sixth Form students are involved in numeracy and literacy lessons and act as buddy readers to lower school students. They can be similar to teaching assistants in the classroom or help in coaching or sporting activities in the physical education department. As role models for the rest of the school the Sixth Form students are heavily involved in school life.

Testimonials

Leah, Year 13
Leah, Year 13

“Sixth Form facilities are excellent. The WiFi has been extremely beneficial in many ways!”

Georgia, Year 13
Georgia, Year 13

“I transferred across from a different school and I’ve been astounded by my supportive new friends and superb subject teachers.”