KS4 to KS5 Transition
Morriston Comprehensive School is a very ambitious school, committed to ensuring that every student achieves their full potential. This year we are delighted to continue our new sixth form partnership with Bishop Vaughan Comprehensive School. This is a very exciting development for this side of Swansea. This will allow students to access a wider range of courses that will be delivered in both schools. A minibus will transfer the pupils between the schools.
We believe that progressing into Morriston sixth form is the best option for the great majority of our students. Our sixth form provides the guarantee of high quality subject choices, delivered by staff that know your children, offer familiar teaching and learning styles and set high expectations. We also fully appreciate the need to support and nurture our students and provide a very effective and caring pastoral system that will monitor progress and ensure they achieve their full potential. It is a cliché, but none the less true, that the step up from GCSE to Post 16 is the hardest and biggest step students will make. In Morriston we ensure that the courses your child chooses are suitable and will provide the ideal progression to their chosen career path or university course.
At the beginning of year 12 students are set challenging targets based on their GCSE results. Throughout the two years, progress is monitored regularly and interim reports are shared with students and parents. A sixth form mentoring programme has been introduced to work with our students to help and support them to achieve their goals. Sixth form students need and deserve to be treated differently to the rest of the school. We provide dedicated work areas, a sixth form common room and privileges that reflect the added freedom of post 16 education.
Our sixth form uniform reflects their status in the school and the students play a full and active role in the life of the school. Although our emphasis is on providing a high quality academic curriculum, we are very proud of the wider achievements of our sixth form. Our young people are encouraged to pursue a wide range of sporting, musical, artistic and cultural opportunities that allow them to excel in many aspects of school life, along with invaluable work organising and fund raising for the local community and supporting local and national charities. This develops important life skills and values that universities and employees are looking for in prospective applicants. As Headteacher, I am committed to building an outstanding school that is based around high expectations, clear and consistent processes and above all else, ensuring that lessons provide consistently excellent learning and teaching each and every day.
Our aspirations and expectations are exceptionally high for our sixth form, they are powerful role models and provide the gold standard for our younger children to strive and achieve. Thank you for considering joining the Sixth Form at Morriston Comprehensive School.