When students first enter the school at 11 years of age, they are placed in Year 7, and progress to Year 11 by the time they are 16 years of age. Those who stay on after 16 years of age become Years 12 and 13.
In each year group there are normally 5 to 8 classes, named after the initials of the form tutor. e.g. 8AG
Our curriculum is centred on the needs of each individual within each curriculum area. Where these individual needs are best addressed through “subject sets” then this method is used. However, where the curriculum is best served through the use of “mixed ability” groups, we use that method. We do not have “streams” or “bands”.
All lessons in this school are taught through the medium of English. The language of Welsh is taught as a separate subject in the curriculum.