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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".

 

              

                                                                                                                               

Mr S Gavin

Head of Sixth Form

  

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Sixth Form News

09
Jul 2018

 

Leavers Ball 2018

A great time was had by all at the 6th Form Leavers Ball at the St George's Hotel in Llandudno on a beautiful summers' evening.  Over 120 students and staff gathered to send off a talented cohort in style.  Thank you to the senior prefect team for helping to organise such a successful event, to Mrs Frankcom who worked tirelessly behind the scenes, to all the staff who supported the event and to all the staff at the hotel who helped to make it a very special occasion.  We look forward to seeing all the students again on exam results day in August. 

06
Jul 2018

Finance

In small groups the Y12 Finance class were tasked with designing a sustainable bank/building society or credit union for this area or school. All the results were of a very high standard and the judges’ decision was a difficult one. The overall winner was chosen for their adherence to the task alongside a professional approach and presentation. They had considered all elements of the task including: Branding/logo/marketing; Type of institution (bank/building society/credit union); Corporate Social Responsibility; Ethics; Workforce; Pay; Interest Rates; Competition; Target Audience. Each group had an element that was outstanding and were commended for this, of note was the slogan for D.L.C Inc which was “Where service and banking go hand in hand”.

06
Jul 2018

HE Evening July 2018

We were delighted by the very positive response from parents to our Higher Education Evening held on Thursday this week. All parents in our survey indicated that they ‘strongly agreed’ that the event was useful.  We were very pleased to welcome Huw Peters from the University of Manchester back into school to deliver a talk on ‘Applying to University’.  We were also delighted that ex-student, Emily Cooksey, also supported the event.  Emily has recently completed a PhD in Chemical Engineering at Manchester and works with their schools liaison team.  She takes up a lectureship in September.  Llinos Angharad Williams from Bangor University delivered a really useful presentation on student finance and budgeting.  It was great to see such a positive response from the parents who attended.  They then had the opportunity to ask a range of questions to ask our presenters at the end.  The event builds on support provided for students in school including talks from the Universities of Lancaster and Bangor.

03
Jul 2018

Trinity St David visit July 2018 ii

12 Year 12 Eirias students attended a Humanities Conference at the University of Wales, Trinity and St David today as part of their preparations for the Welsh Baccalaureate.  It was a very enjoyable and productive visit for all involved.

 

 

01
Jul 2018

There will be a Higher Education Evening for Year 12 students and parents on Thursday 5th July from 6pm till 7pm in the 6th Form Common Room.  There will be short talks from representatives from the University of Manchester and Bangor University to discuss applying to university and also student finance and budgeting.  There will also be an opportunity for questions and discussion. We are looking forward to a very useful and productive evening.

28
Jun 2018

Sandy Mill

We were delighted to welcome Sandy Mill into school this week to provide talks for our Year 10 and Year 12 students.  Sandy is the Schools Liaison Officer for Magdalene College, University of Cambridge.  Sandy came in to talk to students about applying for university and the various things they need to consider before applying.  We are sure that the students benefitted greatly from these talks and are now better informed as they move ahead with their future plans.

 

 

 

26
Jun 2018

Induction Day

Students wishing to return to the Sixth Form in September should attend the Sixth Form Induction Day on Wednesday 27 June 2018.  Registration starts at 08:45 and the day finishes at 3pm.  Uniform is not required but smart casual dress is expected.

Sixth Form Induction day gives students a taste of life in the Sixth Form, the opportunity to sample subject lessons and allows them to confirm their subject choices with Sixth Form staff.  If a student intends to return to the Sixth Form but is unable to attend the Induction Day please contact Mr Gavin, Head of Sixth Form. 

 

26
Jun 2018

We were very happy to invite alumni student Ed Haley back into school this week to provide a talk for Year 12 students about the construction industry. Since leaving Eirias, Ed took a 'thin sandwich' course at Salford University which involved 6 months of study and 6 months of placement for the first 3 years.  This led to Ed gaining employment as a graduate manager and then rising through the ranks to become a Project Manager, responsible for multi-million pound construction projects.  Ed currently works for Read Construction in North Wales.  This was an invaluable talk for students considering a career in this sector and Ed's enthusiasm clearly shone through.  We look forward to building further links with Ed, Read Construction and the industry in future.

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26
Jun 2018

We were delighted to welcome ex-student Rhian Smith back to Eirias this week for a talk on neonatal nursing. Rhian is an Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd and amongst other responsibilities, Rhian has involved in a link programme with hospitals in Ethiopia.  She also supports the Welsh Air Ambulance service and has flown with the ambulance on a number of occasions in the North Wales area.  Rhian is clearly a very dedicated and successful practitioner in her field and an ideal role model for Year 12 students interested in nursing and midwifery.  We hope to continue to build on our links with Ysbyty Glan Clwyd and other local health service providers in future.

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22
Jun 2018

6 Year 12 Eirias students attended an Open Day at the Univeristy of Birmingham today as part of their preparations for University applications.

Birmingham Open Day June 2018

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