The main aim in years 12 and 13 is to prepare students for their responsibilities and freedom as adults. To this end, we aim to:
- ensure open access for everyone who chooses to return at the end of year 11;
- provide an open and flexible system of subject combinations both out of the school’s resources and in partnership with Barry College;
- offer a variety of courses, in addition to appropriate advice, to meet the students’ different needs and abilities;
- support each student’s progress to his/her full potential, whilst encouraging a process of selfassessment;
- support each student’s personal development and promote physical and mental health through physical and religious education lessons;
- develop the key skills, the core skills and thosepersonal attributes that will be essential in the future, such as communication, numeracy, information technology skills, working with others, self-improvement, problem solving, self-discipline, organisation and confidence;
- offer a variety of social/cultural experiences whilst emphasising pride in a sense of Welshness;
- create an atmosphere that suits the academic progress and personal development of students.
We accept students of all levels of ability, on the condition we are able to provide suitable courses likely to further the educational development of the students concerned. Each course has its own academic requirements and all potential students will have to meet these before being allowed to follow their chosen course. We retain the right to advise students on the appropriateness of a course or on their study programme as well as the right to refuse entry to those whom we feel do not have the necessary commitment in line with the basic School principles.