Dear Student

You are approaching a crucial period in your lives, with GCSE exams looming and the need to choose the educational pathway which will best suit your future plans and career options.
The Sixth Form at Ysgol Bro Hyddgen can offer a wide range of academic and vocational courses through the medium of Welsh or English, details of which can be found in this prospectus.
Like most sixth formers in Wales, as well as studying 3 or 4 Advanced Subsidiary (AS) or vocational courses (BTEC or OCR) or a combination of these courses, you will also be studying for the Welsh Baccalaureate qualification. This is a recognised graded: A* – E qualification.

Although the Sixth Form at Ysgol Bro Hyddgen is expanding, it is still small enough for us to be able to respond to the needs of the individual.  In most cases, subjects aren’t tied to option columns. This allows students to make an open choice. We ask you to let us know your requirements as soon as possible and to confirm these after the GCSE results so that we can adjust the timetable to your needs.

During your time in the Sixth Form there will be opportunities for personal development by means of the school’s pastoral care programme. You will also be given the chance to develop your leadership skills through organising activities such as the school eisteddfod, raising money for charity, shows or school concerts.

Sixth form students are now accommodated in the Hyddgen Learning Centre where they have priority access to the excellent resources. The school library is also available for private study. Our students are very happy here, and those who have joined us from other schools say that it is very easy to settle in and make new friends.

Applications are welcomed from students of all abilities, interests & background providing we offer a suitable course for you; you have suitable qualifications (see below); you dedicate yourself to the work and you take responsibility for managing your time wisely.

All the best in your GCSE exams and I look forward to welcoming you to the Sixth Form at Ysgol Bro Hyddgen.

Iona Thomas

Head of Sixth Form


Years 12 & 13

Since September 2011 there has been a wider choice available to Sixth Form students with the school working in partnership with other providers.  We have established a partnership with Ysgol Penweddig, Ysgol Llanidloes and Coleg Meirion Dwyfor in order to offer BTEC courses in Agriculture, Politics, Health & Social, Sociology and Outdoor Activity Education.  The students also study for the Welsh Baccalaureate Higher Qualification, which is a nationally recognised qualification.