WELCOME TO THE YSGOL EIRIAS SIXTH FORM
"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
Tel. 01492 532025 ext.246
Sixth Form News
EY are a national company specialising in Accountancy and Finance. They are advertising a one week summer work experience opportunity to get some hands on experience in the sector. They also offer advanced apprenticeships after 6th form. For more details please pass on your email address to Mr Gavin.
An exciting research and expedition opportunity for Year 12 STEM students. Deadline for applications, 9am on Wednesday 22 February 2017.
For more details go to: http://blackseamap.com/application/
Wrexham Gwyndwr University is offering degree apprenticeships which is a three year paid professional job combined with an undergraduate degree in their Business School. Further details at https://www.glyndwr.ac.uk/en/Undergraduatecourses/AppliedBusiness/
Well done to all the 129 students who have applied for Higher Education courses through UCAS this year. We currently have 5 students who have accepted unconditional offers, 12 who have chosen their firm and insurance choices and a further 53 students who have received responses from all their university choices.
Middle temple Open Day – Sat 25th March, for students interested in becoming a barrister. Seee the noticeboard or ask Mr Gavin for extra details.
Cardiff university ‘How to Get to the Bar’ Conference Saturday 4th March. Further details are on the noticeboard in S block.
The University of Liverpool have organised a Taster Day on 19th April – please see details on the noticeboard in S block if you intend to register. If you intend to attend this event, please inform Mr Gavin beforehand to ensure that your absence is approved.
A reminder that Year 12 mock exams start next week. Please make sure you are well prepared – this is a valuable opportunity to prepare for the summer exams and could make a big difference to your performance this year.
Thank you to the many students who helped out with 6th Form Opportunities Evening on Thursday – many Year 11 students and parents commented on how helpful you all were. Your support is greatly appreciated. Special thanks to the senior prefects for speaking on behalf of the 6th form in front of a packed Hall!
An exciting partnership between CADW and Ysgol Eirias saw 6th form students 'take over' at Plas Mawr in Conwy for the day. 25 Year 12 History students were given responsibility to be custodians of the historic Elizabethan House for the day, guiding primary school students around the site.
Stephen Williams from Careers Wales will be available for any careers related queries during Wed period 3. He will be based in the Common Room or S27/S11. Please pop in if you have any queries. A longer meeting can be booked if necessary
Students interested in applying to medical school. Details are available of the Medlink 2 day intensive course at the University of Nottingham, December 2016. Includes advice for UKCAT, Personal Statements, Interview Skills and lots more. More details on the poster on the noticeboard. Also details of free Medlink Exhibition days. Contact www.medlink-uk.net Tel. 01509 233133
Interested in a career in law? A chance to spend a week shadowing solicitors and barristers in London in July 2017? Applications are now open for this scheme organized by the Legal Education Foundation www.ledlet.org.uk
Expecting to achieve high grades? First person in your family to go to university or eligible for FSM (any time since Year 7)? The Social Mobility Fund could provide help for you to achieve your ambitions through mentoring, placements with leading employers and help with employment afterwards. See the noticeboard for further details
Aberystwyth University have released details about their residential Summer University scheme. This can be a great way to get a taste of university life and could open up opportunities to courses at Aberystwyth and elsewhere – see the noticeboard on S block corridor for further details.