Sunday, 26 November 2017

Sixth Form @ Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan

The Sixth Form @ Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan

This week we are hosting the Open Evening for the Sixth Form.  I just want to be able to tell you a little bit about our Sixth Form and our plans for the future.


Level 3 - The number of learners who achieve two good A level passes. 
The school achieved higher than the average in Wales and the LA with 100% of learners achieving this measure for the second year running.

The percentage of learners achieving 3A*-A or equivalent
This is considered the gold standard of performance at Advanced Level.  In 2017 the school achieved it highest percentage of learners achieving this standard of pass and was higher than the LA average and the Wales average. 

The Evening

The evening will commence at 6.00pm and will allow learners and parents / guardians the opportunity to gather more information about specific courses. Each subject area will have a staff representative present who will be able to give details and answer any questions you may have regarding their subject. General advice and guidance relating to sixth form life will also be available.  The evening will also include a brief presentation at 6.30pm in the Prys Jones Theatre about sixth form life and option choices. Current sixth form students will also be on hand to speak about their experiences.

Come and see what's on offer

We are looking at new courses for September 2018 including Law, Computer Science and Textiles.

I look forward to welcoming you to Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan and seeing what we have to offer.

Saturday, 18 November 2017

All Different All Equal

This week has been anti-bullying week and we have worked as a school to make sure that everyone
in our school feels safe and happy.  Every Friday morning I meet with groups of learners to talk about the school and what is going well and what we need to focus on next.  It was great to hear from Year Nine this week telling me how happy they are in school.  This is so important.  The learners were keen for me to look at how older learners could support younger learners, maybe as peer mentors or peer listeners.  This was a great idea and something we will look at this term.  What was also great was that learners were really clear on who they would talk to if they had a problem. 

If there are ever any problems with school we always appreciate parents / carers phoning the school directly so we can work together to solve any issues.

Sixth Form Welsh

For the first time in the schools history we have been able to deliver A Level Welsh.  We are very proud of this as a school.  It shows how much the area has developed in the school and how committed learners are to the development of their Welsh Language Skills. 

This week learners have been on an immersion course and had a great time and learned a great deal.

A number of learners have been involved in raising money for Children in Need 2017.  We will let you know how much the school has raised as soon as we have counted it all.