WELCOME TO THE YSGOL EIRIAS SIXTH FORM

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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 (40)

Sixth Form News

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Dec 2017

Well done to Lauren Jones for receiving an offer from Leeds University to study Midwifery.  This is a very competetive course to apply for, and all the more difficult for candidates applying directly from school as it is often the case that universities value students with greater life experience.  Lauren has put a great deal of preparation and effort into her application, supported by a wide range of volunteering experience and thoroughly deserves her offer.  Lauren also benefitted from the school's close links with Ysbyty Glan Clwyd through the Seren project and a summer term work experience project. 

 

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Dec 2017

Well done to Ffion Filzek, Year 12, for winning the North Wales heat of the Historical Association Great Debate competition.  Ffion now goes through to a national final at the Houses of Parliament, competing against other finalists from across the British Isles.

The topic of Ffion's talk was on the extension of the voting franchise in 1918 and whether this was the most significant event in the development of democracy in Great Britain.  We wish Ffion every success in the final!  Well done also to Luke Ravenscroft and Jack Manfredi for their presentations in a hotly contested heat.

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Dec 2017

Thank you to the senior prefect team for organising their trip to the Manchester Christmas markets.  I am sure a great time will be had by all!

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Dec 2017

Well done to the Eirias Team at the UKMT Senior Team Mathematical Challenge who placed third overall at the regional heats in Liverpool and first amongst the state-funded schools

Alex Burns and Lauren McGeever (Year 12), Dylan Mellor and Nye Michael made up the team and should be very pleased with their achievement in a very challenging competition.  Thanks to Dr Greenslade for taking the team and organising this event. 

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Nov 2017

Well done to Gracie Noakes on securing a prestigious offer of a place at Leeds School of Music.  Entry into Conservatoires is extremely competetive, and involves a rigorous audition process, especially for students still in SIxth Form, so this is a great achievement.  We wish Gracie the very best with her other applications.

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Nov 2017

It was great to hear really positive feedback from two trips this week - the Classics trip to the British Museum and the History 'Students Take Over Day' at Plas Mawr in Conwy.  More details to appear on the Eirias home page shortly.  Feedback from teachers, museum staff and the Primary school teachers and sudents at Plas Mawr was universally positive.  This builds on the extensive trips and experiences programme in the Sixth form including the recent Physics trip to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the Sociology Conference at Bangor university and the recent Business Studies talk in the Common Room to name but a few...

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Nov 2017

Well done to all students who have already received offers from universities for their UCAS applications.  We deliberately set our internal deadline for UCAS applications a bit earlier than most other schools, as in our experience it allows admisssions tutors more time to consider the application and award offers before the deluge of applications later on.  71 applications have already been sent off to UCAS and it certainly seems to be paying off with a high percentage of offers from Russell Group universities and a number of unconditional offers.

Please note: If you have not heard back from one of your chosen universities yet, please don't worry.  Each university department has their own admissions process and some take much longer than others!

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Nov 2017

On Tuesday, the school Amnesty International group will be inviting Omer, a Syrian refugee living in the Colwyn Bay area, to speak to students about his experiences and those of his family.  It promises to be a very thought provoking event.  Any student from Year 11 - 13 are invited to attend.  It would be nice to see lots of students in attendance.  The talk takes place at 3.10pm in the Sixth Form Common Room.

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Nov 2017

This Friday, 17th November, is Children in Need Day and as has become traditional, the Sixth Form will be dressing up in a range of weird and wonderful fancy dress outfits to help raise money for the event.  Each student will donate a minimum contribution of £2 towards the charity and money will also be collected from other students.  Can't wait to see some of those creative outfits this year!

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Nov 2017

Well done to Olivia Clarke in Year 13 who was recently announced as the joint-winner of an Essay competition for St Benet's Hall, Oxford University.  The theme of the essay was : 'What, if anything should be done about the obesity epidemic?' In a thought-provoking piece, Olivia discusses the varied factors that could affect obesity and the role that governments, individuals and the food industry could play in tackling the crisis. Olivia, who is applying to read Medicine at university this year, said that she felt 'honoured' to win this highly sought-after prize. She will also be the recipient of £150 and has been invited, with her parents, do dinner at St Benet's Hall. Let's hope that this is just the start of much more university success in the future!

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