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Welcome to Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bryn Tawe


It is our pleasure to present you with our Sixth Form Partnership Prospectus. The initiation of a Sixth Form Partnership between Gwyr and Bryn Tawe was an  exciting step in the history and development of Post 16+  Welsh medium education within the City and County of Swansea.  The success of both schools is very apparent on a local and national level. The academic and cultural standards set have been recognised as being outstanding and this is the foundation for a partnership of excellence. The Gwyr/Bryn Tawe Partnership means that you can capitalise on an even greater choice of courses and benefit from a vast array of resources and a high level of expertise. There will also be an exciting opportunity for you to develop further within the valuable Welsh Baccalaureate qualification. As well as preparing you to progress to college, university or to employment the Gwyr/Bryn Tawe Sixth Form Partnership will provide you with a unique opportunity to socialise with old and new friends and to reap the benefits of a wealth of activities outside the classroom. But even more significantly, you can continue with your Welsh medium studies and profit from contributing to a bilingual community in the City and County of Swansea and beyond.  We sincerely hope that you are ready to meet the challenges ahead, to take the opportunities offered and to play your part in the success of the Gwyr/Bryn Tawe Sixth Form Partnership.

About us

Advantages of Welsh Medium Education and Bilingualism.  Bilingual Students have a distinct advantage in the job market. find it easier to learn other languages. can contribute to, and benefit from, a bilingual society in Swansea and beyond. have a stronger sense of identity. value and appreciate other cultures.

Facilities available

Students within the Partnership will be entitled to have access to the resources of both schools as required. Learning resources of the highest quality are available from the Departments at both schools. These include interactive whiteboards, computers and coursenotes or coursebooks. Amongst the most recent resources will be the very high quality video conferencing facilities located in both schools. Students will be able to work with professional and caring teachers who will provide an excellent educational experience.Both schools have a Learning Centre for the Sixth Form. Both Centres are available for students within the Partnership for independent research and study time. Computers are located in the Learning Centres with access to the Internet. Students can also use the Library, and there are ample study areas within the Centres for personal study and extended reading when completing coursework and assessments. Students in the Sixth Form are expected to allocate free lessons as study periods on their timetable in order to make full use of the Study Centre. The Common Room is a centre for relaxing and socialising during free lessons not allocated as study periods. Students in the Partnership are welcome to use the Common Room at both schools. The Sixth Form students appoint a Common Room committee each year to ensure order, cleanliness and good housekeeping of this area. It is expected that students from both schools respect this facility. The canteens at both schools are open all day to all students.

Additional support

An Induction Course is organised at the beginning of the Autumn Term for the new Sixth Form students. The course aims to give our new students the opportunity to settle in together and to get to know their Personal Tutors who will be responsible for them. A full and busy programme of events will be prepared for the course, offering a wide and diverse range of activities. An important part of the course is a detailed introduction to the requirements of the Welsh  Baccalaureate. The Gwyr / Bryn Tawe Sixth Form is the only establishment in Swansea that offers such a course. It is a great opportunity to relax with friends and Tutors and to establish a different kind of Sixth Form relationship. It will provide a taster for the challenges of Sixth Form life!

Learner success

The success of both schools is very apparent on a local and national level. The academic and cultural standards set have been recognised as being outstanding and this is the foundation for a partnership of excellence. The Gwyr/Bryn Tawe Partnership means that you can capitalise on an even greater choice of courses and benefit from a vast array of resources and a high level of expertise. There will also be an exciting opportunity for you to develop further within the valuable Welsh Baccalaureate qualification. As well as preparing you to progress to college, university or to employment the Gwyr/Bryn Tawe Sixth Form Partnership will provide you with a unique opportunity to socialise with old and new friends and to reap the benefits of a wealth of activities outside the classroom. But even more significantly, you can continue with your Welsh medium studies and profit from contributing to a bilingual community in the City and County of Swansea and beyond.

How to apply

You can apply for courses at Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bryn Tawe through UCAS Progress. Add courses to your favourites to apply to this provider.

Last updated date: 29 June 2016
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