At Lliswerry High School we aim for all our sixth form students to be nurtured, encouraged and supported in order to achieve their best.
Sixth Form Team
Ms S Lewis – Director of Post 16 Studies
Ms G Reynolds – Assistant Director of Post 16 Studies
Matching students’ needs to relevant courses is central to our work in the sixth form. We offer a range of courses at both Level 2 and Level 3, with our successful collaboration with St Julian’s High School further enhancing the subject options for our students.
In addition to the range of A levels and BTEC qualifications, students also undertake the Welsh Baccalaureate. This important qualification is recognised by employers and higher education institutions. It is particularly beneficial in preparation for university applications and interviews. It involves a student driven individual research project and a number of skills challenges that are completed over two years.
The Wider School Community
We regard our students as important representatives and role models for the school and in Year 13 many take on roles as senior students, school councillors or ambassadors. A range of extra curricular and enrichment opportunities are available.
Members of the Sixth Form have a purpose built common room and study area for their exclusive use.
It is very important that all our students are given guidance and encouragement when considering their next step. All our students are provided with a personal tutor who will support them with applications for jobs, apprenticeships or university.
Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)
What is EMA?
Education Maintenance Allowance – EMA – is an income-assessed weekly allowance of £30 to help students with the cost of further education. It is paid every two weeks directly into the student’s bank account.
It provides young people, who wish to continue in education after school leaving age, with an incentive to earn awards through good attendance and achieving agreed objectives. Students will need to fill in a learning agreement with the school and keep to its terms and conditions, or EMA payment could be stopped for a period of time.
Receipt of EMA will not affect any benefits which are currently paid to your household.
What do I need to do?
If the student is dependent on you, you will need to submit information and evidence about your income on the application form. We will need your details if you are the student’s:
- Step-parent; or
- Mother’s or father’s partner.
People who do not need to provide any information or evidence to support the application are:
- Any adult brothers or sisters of the student, living in the same household as the student; or
- Any parent, step-parent or guardian who does not normally live in the same household as the student (even if they make maintenance payments).
What evidence do I need to send in for EMA?
You must provide evidence of your household income for the prior tax year 2015/16. If your household income has dropped since tax year 2015/16, you can be assessed using your current household income. Application forms can be collected from school.
The Post 16 team is committed to providing necessary support and guidance, but in return we expect commitment, responsibility and effort from our students. When you accept a place in the Sixth Form you agree to the terms below, making the Sixth Form an effective place to learn. Therefore, students who do not conform to the Learning Agreement will be expected to continue their education elsewhere.
What Does The School Expect Of Students?
- Good attendance and punctuality
- Adherence to the whole school rules
- Full participation within lessons
- Completion of work set and appropriate use of private study time
- Involvement in the wider life of the school
- Show respect to all members of the school community
- Respect for the school environment
- Adherence to the Sixth Form Dress Code
- Adherence to the whole school acceptable ICT use policy
- Completion of all requirements of the Welsh Baccalaureate
- At least three hours work outside lessons per subject per week including background reading and extended study
- An appropriate balance between school work, part-time employment and socialising
- Attendance at all relevant examinations
What Does The School Expect Of Parents?
- Ensure attendance and punctuality
- Monitor the balance between school work and other interests
- Uphold and support our school policies, including uniform
- Keep the school up to date with relevant information, such as change of phone number
- Attend Parents’ evenings
- Notify the school of pupil absence
Girls – Years 12 – 13
- Black skirt of an appropriate length for the work-place (i.e. not more than 7cm above the knee) or Black trousers (not skin tight and/or jeans or leggings)
- White blouse
- School velcro tie
- Plain black v-neck long sleeved jumper Or cardigan
- Completely Black footwear (no boots)
- Black Blazer
Boys – Years 12 – 13
- Black trousers (not skin tight and/or jeans)
- White shirt
- School velcro tie
- Plain black v-neck long sleeved jumper
- Completely black footwear (no boots)
- Black Blazer
For all years – No logo other than the school logo is permitted on blazers, blouses or jumpers.