A Letter From The Head

Dear Parent/Carer.

Year 11 Learning Pathways/Options Evening.

This is a very important time in your child’s education when they need to start planning for September. A small number of pupils will have decided that, for whatever reason, they will not be returning to full time education in September but, for those who are, there are decisions to be made about where they will continue their studies and which courses they will pursue.

We are extremely proud of our Sixth Form provision and hope that you will be able to join us on the evening of 8th March for our ‘Year 11 Learning Pathways Evening.’ Our Post-16 programme is fully inclusive and caters for the needs of pupils of all abilities who wish to return to full time education whilst, also offering a wide variety of extra curricula activities which enrich the Sixth Form experience and prepare pupils for ‘Life after Brynteg.’

The evening will start at 6p.m., in the Upper School Hall, with a presentation, by Senior Staff in which they will outline the options available, the process of choosing subjects and the opportunities available to your son/daughter in Brynteg. This will be followed by the chance to attend subject talks when staff will outline the content, teaching methods, assessment etc in their subject. Your son/daughter will already have heard the presentation and due to space limitations will be unable to join you for this part of the evening.  However, provision will be made for them whilst the presentation takes place and they can then attend the subject talks with you. Representatives from Bridgend College and possibly Heronsbridge School will be available to discuss courses which they offer alongside those offered in school. Careers Advisors will also be present.

Two booklets on the Sixth Form will be issued to all interested Year 11 pupils outlining ‘Life in the Sixth Form’ and the courses offered; I hope that you will have the opportunity to read these, encourage your son/daughter to do the same and discuss the options available with them. Information on courses taught in collaboration is available on the Careers Wales website http://www.careerswales.com/en/schoolandcollege/

I look forward to meeting you on 8th March but if, in the meantime, you have any queries please contact Miss Nightingale about any options issues or Mr Harris, Head of Sixth Form about more general Sixth Form issues. If you require any special provision, such as wheelchair access, to be made, please contact Miss Nightingale who will make any necessary arrangements. Car parking will be available on the Upper School site.

Yours sincerely

DH Jenkins, Headteacher.