Sixth form? College? Work? It’s a tough decision for Year 11 pupils and can be quite daunting, especially with the added pressures of GCSE coursework and exams. We want your pupils to make the right decision about their future and have a team of experts on stand-by to make sure that happens! Led by our school liaison co-ordinator, Sian, our student advisers visit schools across the region to talk about college life and the different study paths available, answering any questions and concerns pupils have. If you want our team to pay a visit to your school, contact Sian.
14-16 Student of the Year: Chloe Morgan
Working as part of a highly productive class, Chloe (from Cefn Hengoed Community School) has shone through during her Hairdressing classes.
TShe has been an enthusiastic and dedicated student since the start of her Level 1 course and has achieved good results both in theory and practical.
We are delighted that Chloe has decided to continue her studies at the Broadway Centre after her GCSEs!
Tasters and tours
We know the transition from school to college can be overwhelming for some young people so we want to prepare them as much as possible for college life. Sian and her team organise regular tours so your pupils can get a heads-up of what it is like to be a student at Gower College Swansea. And it doesn’t stop there! The team also organises taster sessions in different subject areas so that your pupils can see what the course is like before they enrol. View our School Activity Planner leaflet.
Stop the Press!
Pentrehafod School enjoyed a taste of some of the vocational courses on offer at the college when staff and students visited for a series of lunchtime activity sessions. Pupils took part in activities in subjects including music performance and music technology, digital technology, hairdressing, beauty, business, sport, engineering, health and social care, childcare, science and the performing arts. This is just one example of the college and schools working together to provide information and support for pupils.
Want to learn something different?
Our 14-16 programme gives schools the chance to offer their pupils less traditional subjects as GCSE options, subjects that aren't taught at school. We've taught hundreds of 14 to 16-year-olds over the years in subjects that are geared up for specific careers, teaching skills that have been identified as key by the industry sectors themselves. So if you've got a pupil that's head strong on a career in hairdressing or revving up for a job as a mechanic, this is the programme for them. Interested? Contact Lynne Burrows or download the prospectus. The more popular subjects include engineering, digital technology, hospitality and catering, hair and beauty and motor vehicle but we can offer any subject if the demand is there.