Sixth Form should be the best two years of your school life.

Sixth Form should be the best two years of your school life.

At last, there is the freedom to study the subjects that really excite you, have more informal and rewarding relationships with teachers, and make new friends – all whilst being guided towards the very best university outcomes for you (if that’s what you would like to do).

Key Stage 5 (Sixth Form) Handbook

Welcome to Rydal Penrhos Sixth Form

We want our Sixth Form to bridge the gap between school and university study, and we want it to be balanced.

Therefore, supported by subject teachers, tutors, and head of Key Stage 5, you will be able to explore your chosen academic subjects as well as immerse yourself in our extra-curricular programmes.

We understand that you are older and more independent – but there are still people on hand to guide and help as you navigate your way through classes, exams and what lies beyond school.

When we think of what “Sixth Form Life” here at Rydal Penrhos means it includes:

Academia – subject lessons, dedicated teachers, small tutorial groups (more along the lines of university), trips, visiting speakers, independent learning and support.

Extra-Curricular – A rich variety of options are available, including drama, music, sport, debating, and out hugely successful Duke of Edinburgh Award programme.

Leadership – the chance to mentor younger pupils and lead charitable groups and initiatives.

Socialising – let us not forget the meeting of new friends, the team building, the Ball, the fancy dress days and the general relaxation in the Sixth form’s dedicated café area.

Moving on to the next stage in life – and whether that is to university, a GAP year, apprenticeship or anything else we have dedicated staff to assist.