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"Welcome to the Sixth Form section of our website where you can find out about the wide range of exciting opportunities available to you in Year 12 and Year 13 at Ysgol Eirias.

 

We are a large and thriving Sixth Form of 280 students with a proud reputation for academic excellence, recognised by Estyn.   This is something we constantly endeavour to build on, through a vast range of curricular and extra-curricular programmes. Our size allows us to offer an exceptional range of 32 different courses in addition to those provided through the Conwy Consortium (LINC). However, we also offer individual support through small class sizes and our very experienced teaching and pastoral team.

 

Ysgol Eirias provides a Sixth Form environment which will challenge and support you to achieve your full potential and help you on your journey towards university, employment or further training. For further information or to arrange a visit to the Sixth Form please do not hesitate to contact me".

 

              

                                                                                                                               

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Year 12 & 13 Events

Year 12 & 13 Events (61)

Sixth Form News

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Apr 2018

Year 13 students took part in a political debate with local representatives from 3 of the main parties in Wales today as part of an initiative to encourage more young adults to engage with the democratic process.  Students were provided with presentations from Cllr Louise Emery (Welsh Conservatives), Cllr Aaron Wynn (Plaid Cymru) and Dominic Casoria (Youth Officer for the Welsh Labour Party in Clwyd West).  They also had the opportunity to forward questions on issues they feel are important including: whether the voting age should be reduced to 16 for all elections in the UK and Wales; should tuition fees be scrapped and university made free for all; should there be another public vote on Brexit to allow more young people to have their say.  Students were able to engage in a lively debate in which they had the opportunity to listen to and consider a range of different views.
Our thanks go to our 3 guests for generously giving up their time to support this event. Also to the students for their involvement and for providing a variety of stimulating and thought provoking questions.

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Apr 2018

On Tuesday, Emily Oldfield, our Head girl from 2016-17, returned to Eirias to provide a talk for our Year 13 students on what to expect in their first year at university.  Emily is currently studying Geography at Bath Spa university and by all accounts is thoroughly enjoying the experience!  She was able to provide our students with some pointers on what to expect during Freshers' Week, how to make friends more easily, things to help you co-habit with your flat mates and how to manage your finances.  All really useful and practical advice for our current cohort.  Many thanks to Emily for coming in to speak to the students.  We will certainly be running similar events in future.

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Apr 2018

Some of our Year 12 Seren group students recently attended an Oxford and Cambridge Conference at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool.  They had chance to listen to a range of speakers and experts in different subject areas.  They also had the opportunity to attend sessions on applying to Oxford and Cambridge, preparing for admissions tests and writing an effective personal statement.

The Seren Programme is a Welsh Government initiative which aims to support high achieving students to apply for competetive universities.  Many of our Seren students have been attending weekly sessions at Glan Clwyd hospital in preparation for applications for Medicine and related subjects.

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Mar 2018

Well done to Ffion Filzek for an excellent performance in the National final of the presigious Historical Association 'Great Debate' competition, held at the Houses of Parliament in Westminster.  Ffion joined 22 other finalists from across the British Isles, many from leading Independent Schools, and provided her arguments on the signifcance of the extension of the voting franchise to women in Britain 100 years ago.  A tremendous achievement to compete at this level and a great experience of public speaking in an iconic location.  You clearly deserve to feel very proud!

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Mar 2018

Well done to 3 of our Year 13 students who have secured scholarships at Welsh universities this year, following scholarship exams.  Sam Stones has achieved not one but two scholarships at Bangor University: the Bae of Colwyn Scholarship (worth £1500) and a Bangor Merit Scholarship (worth £1000).  Sam has applied to read Welsh at Bangor.

Well done also to Emily Jarvis who has been offered an unconditional place at Aberystwyth to read Psychology, and up to £300 depending on A Level results.  Well done to Casie Jones for an unconditional from Aberystwyth for Accounting and Finance and up to £1000.  This is a great achievement for all involved.  We would encourage our students to identify similar bursary and scholarship opportunities at other universities

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Mar 2018

It was great to welcome Joseph Akrigg from Lancaster University to the 6th form today to deliver a talk to 40 of our students regarding applying to univesity.  It is always useful for students to start considering their future options at this time of year, so that they can begin their research in more detail following the summer AS exams.  The majority of our students will submit the university applications by October half term 2018, and the time always comes round very quickly! Joe was able to provide a really useful insight into the wide range of courses and universities that students can apply to and some of the factors they need to consider when making their changes.  This session was postponed due to the school closure 2 weeks ago during the spell of severe weather.

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Mar 2018

Our thanks go to Kay Vizard-Kotkowicz from Student Finance Wales for providing an invaluable talk for our Year 13 students, helping them to prepare their applications for student finance for September.  As student finance arrangements have changed following the Diamond review, it is even more important that students stay well informed of finance arrangements for next year.

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Mar 2018

A group of 10 students from Year 12 were fortunate to attend a meeting with Dr Elizabeth Mason from Bangor University School of Nursing.  Students were given an insight into Nursing as a career path and also related professions such as Midwifery.  They also learned about the study of Nursing at University level and they were given some invaluable advice to help them prepare for future applications. 

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Mar 2018

A group of 10 students from Year 12 were fortunate to attend a meeting with Dr Elizabeth Mason from Bangor University School of Nursing.  Students were given an insight into Nursing as a career path and also related professions such as Midwifery.  They also learned about the study of Nursing at University level and they were given some invaluable advice to help them prepare for future applications. 

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Feb 2018

We were delighted to hear that two of our Year 13 students have received conditional offers from Oxford and Cambridge Universities this year. 

Nye Michael has been offered a place at St Catherine's College, Oxford to read History and Economics and Daisy Coombs has been offered a place at Newnham College, Cambridge to read Modern and Medieval Languages. 

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