Welcome back everyone! I know that you have all worked very hard this year and deserve a well-earned break in the summer holidays. Now the exams are out of the way we need to concentrate on starting the A2 course and getting back into the routine of school life.
It is important to remember that you cannot drop any AS subjects at this stage until you have had your grades in the summer. We believe that once you have had your results you are able to make informed and important decisions about your future choices. You can make this decision on the first day back in September but we will also be running a Sixth Form Open Morning, in the summer break, to allow you an opportunity to drop in and discuss your options with staff.
The summer term holds some very important events in Sixth Form such as the nominations for the Sixth Form leadership roles, UCAS Induction including a trip to the USW and the Welsh Baccalaureate Fortnight. Further details of these events will be shared with you on the web site and Gmail.
This term we will be offering substantial support in your careers choices. I would highly recommend that you visit the UCAS web site www.ucas.com to start looking at subject and university options to kick start the research. Another good web site is www.prospects.ac.uk that helps you look at the types of jobs that you can consider. Here are some other suggested web sites that may benefit you: www.ukcoursefinder.co.uk, www.hotcourses.com www.bestuniforme.com
Scott Gwynne, the Careers Adviser, is also available every week and will arrange a meeting with you if you contact him on firstname.lastname@example.org
The structure of the day will vary this term. There will only be compulsory registration (8.30am-8.50am) during the Welsh Baccalaureate fortnight from the 3rd of July – 14th of July. The timetable will collapse during the fortnight to accommodate a wide range of activities, however P5 and 6 lessons will continue as normal.
In addition to this Sixth Form Assembly will continue every Friday and is compulsory for all to attend. I would like to continue with the successful use of communication through gmail and encourage you to check your mail on a daily basis so that you can be updated with news. Please also continue to use the sign in and out system as a way of ensuring your safety in the school.
Furthermore, we have some very important whole school events taking place this term and I would like to encourage you all to support them. We will need assistance with the Lower School Sponsored Walk and suggest that this may be an excellent opportunity to start fundraising for the Prom next year. The school Eisteddfod, the Creative Arts Evening and the school production of Oliver are just some of the important events that require help and support from Sixth Formers. You have helped to establish an excellent sense of community within the school and I know that this will continue throughout your time in Y Pant.
Finally, Dr Caulfield and I will be running a Sixth Form Clinic every morning in the Sixth Form Area this term. If you have any queries or problems, please come and see us or Gmail us, as we are here to help.