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  • Facilities

    Sixth Form students have access to a study area in the Library for quiet private study. The 6th Form work centre is designed to give 6th form students ease of access to ICT facilities for research and self study.  The Common Room is equipped with a small kitchen and a less formal work area providing a more relaxed atmosphere.  

    The school has the latest technology allowing students to access the internet anywhere in school during lessons and study periods. 

    Well equipped laboratories, workshops, computer suites and a learning resource centre support learning. We offer excellent support and guidance to our students provided by Form Tutors, Head of Sixth Form and Learning Coaches and we have excellent careers advice provided by Careers Wales.

    Support

    In the Sixth Form the students are expected to shoulder a good measure of responsibility. We will want to treat them as young adults while they continue at school in a community which will make particular demands of them. The school will monitor thoroughly the work and welfare of each individual student. We hope to bridge the gap between school and college or the world of work, fostering self confidence in the individual student as he or she encounters new responsibilities.

    You will receive plenty of assistance but less direct supervision. As a voluntary, senior pupil you ought to need very little supervision. In fact we will expect a great deal of self-discipline from you.

    Learner Outcomes

    We have a very strong track record of success at AS and A level. According to Advanced Level Performance Systems, A level results at Ysgol Friars place the school in the top 5% of the 1,164 schools and colleges in the full Department of Education national database of 685,377 A-levels taken by 241,036 students in 2,580 A-level providers across England and Wales in 2014. Many individual subjects in Friars rank high in the top 10% of all providers, especially the ‘facilitating subjects’ recommended by the Russell Group of universities, with one subject being ranked as the best in the country.


    Many students regularly gain the highest possible A/A* grades in three or four A-level subjects and progress to some of the most prestigious universities in the country including Cambridge, Durham, Imperial College, UCL etc, studying a wide range of subjects such as medicine, dentistry, engineering, mathematics, natural sciences, politics and law.

    Contacts

    Details of the post 16 courses offered at Ysgol Friars can be found in the 6th form prospectus below  or Careers Wales Website here, and any matters raised there may be discussed with us. Initial contact should be made with Dr K. Varty, Head of Sixth Form and Director of Sixth Form Studies.

  • The Sixth Form Dress Code has been devised and recently reviewed in consultation with the Sixth Form Council and seeks to support the individual as well as maintaining the ethos of the school and ensuring that young people are easily recognisable as members of the school community for security reasons. Full uniform details are provided upon acceptance into the Sixth Form. The essentials of theagreed dress code is as follows:

     

    All visible clothing must either be black or white:

    Plain white polo shirt bearing the school crest with thin black lines around the collar and sleeve.

    Plain black V-neck jumper (long sleeve or sleeveless) bearing the school crest or, as an alternative for girls, a plain black V-neck cardigan bearing the school crest.

    These school crested items can all be purchased from Skoolgear or Orchid Fashion stores. Both shops are located on the High Street in Bangor.

    Skirt or trousers must be plain black. Black jeans, leggings, ‘jeggings’, combat type trousers etc. are not acceptable. Black ¾ length trousers are acceptable in the summer. Jogging bottoms are not acceptable at any time of year. Belts must be plain black or brown.

    Skirts are expected to be of a sensible length appropriate to a mixed comprehensive school. If a skirt is judged to be too short then a girl will be asked to replace it without delay.

    Tights must be plain black or natural coloured.

    Footwear must be plain black, including trainers, boots, ‘dolly shoes’ etc. As with Years 7 to 11, we do not allow shoes with very high ‘stiletto’ type heels, or ‘backless’ shoes such as flip flops, since this type of shoe can lead to serious accidents, especially on stairways.

    The jewellery code is simple. Students are permitted one pair of stud ear rings and a watch. Hoop ear rings, bracelets, rings, visible piercings etc. are not acceptable.

    Likewise, if hair is coloured then we would expect the colour used to appear natural. Obvious synthetic colours such as red, blue, green etc. are not permitted.

    There will be occasions when you will be permitted to wear non-school uniform, e.g. for certain field trips - but you should always seek permission first and then ensure that you dress sensibly and neatly. Sixth Formers must wear full uniform on visits from school unless the nature of the trip calls for other clothing.

    We are sure that we can count upon the support of yourself and your parents in ensuring that everyone entering the Sixth Form at Ysgol Friars complies with the above dress code.

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