Crickhowell High School Sixth Form presents a wealth of opportunity and challenge for students who have taken the decision to extend their education beyond the age of 16 as evidenced by our most recent Estyn Inspection. Each year sees a substantial proportion of our Year 11 students choosing this route so that we can anticipate, for 2012/2013, a combined Year 12 and Year 13 Sixth Form of approximately 230 students. This is a tremendous achievement for a school of this size and reflects great credit on our student body and a dedicated team of staff who are always willing to teach, support, guide and advise our students on their chosen path.
This collaborative effort is demonstrated in a number of ways; through our examination results, which are among the very best in Wales, through our School Service programme which encourages our Sixth Form to make a contribution to the rest of the school and the wider community; and through the range of extra curricular activities where our students are expected to lead as well as to participate.
The introduction of the Welsh Baccalaureate in 2008 has given students the opportunity to enhance their skills alongside gaining an additional qualification that our current Year 13s have found very valuable in gaining University offers.
It is obvious that life in the Sixth Form is varied, fulfilling, different but, we hope, as demanding as possible. You should be aware that the transition from GCSE to Advanced Level courses requires determination, self-discipline and, in many areas, a considerable degree of patience and hard work.
Whatever your decisions and choice of study you will be fully supported by your subject teachers and your tutor who will be on hand to offer advice and guidance throughout your time in the Sixth Form.
Life in our Sixth Form should be full in every sense of the word. If you do find yourself with time on your hands, ask yourself what you could and should be doing for yourself, for others, for the school and the community. If you give your best then the partnership ideal, of which we are justifiably proud in Crickhowell High School, will stand you in good stead. The opportunity is there – we hope that you will take advantage.
Mrs J Parker