The Sixth Form

Entry requirements:

  • Minimum 5 GCSE’s Grades A*-C
  • To study A Level Mathematics – Minimum B Grade in the Higher Tier at GCSE
  • To study Biology / Chemistry / Physics – at least a B Grade in the double award at GCSE (or triple award)

What subjects are offered in the Sixth form?

Art & Design            Biology                 Business Studies(BTEC partnership course)     Chemistry             Criminology (e-sgol)      Cymraeg         Daearyddiaeth          Drama (partnership course)       DT Product Design           English Literature        French         History          Health and Social Care       IT Cambridge Technical Level 3              Mathematics           Further Mathematics (e-sgol)          Media Studies                     Physical Education (BTEC)        Photography                    Physics                                                         Religious Education                      Textiles & Fashion
(We reserve the right not to run courses if numbers are insufficient)

Contact us for further information or to arrange a visit: Phone: 01545 570217 Email:

Aberaeron Sixth Form Seren Award

During the last term, some of Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron’s Year 12 Seren students took part in the National Seren Award.  Students chose a research subject of their choice: Jessica Jones chose the topic International Law; Elin Howells chose Bio-Acoustics and Its Effect on Wildlife; Jake Willis chose History and Social Sciences with the title ‘Who or What Made Christmas?’; Caryl Shepherd chose Mourning and Memorialisation in Victorian and neo-Victorian Society.  These sixth form students worked with designated PhD students, taking part in fascinating academic masterclasses on their chosen subject, in order to produce a university style research-based assignment. This was graded and detailed feedback was provided, allowing them to further develop their academic style and intellectual capabilities. As well as demonstrating independent thought, intellectual rigour, and providing first-rate material for students’ Personal Statements, the most successful assignments can sometimes lead to universities revising their offer/entry requirements. What an accolade! Well done to all students.

Aberaeron Sixth Form – First Aid and CPR Training

At the end of the Christmas term, Year 12 and 13 students received intense training on First Aid and CPR as part of their PSE programme.  All students that took part completed a full day of training and practical assessments, as well as a written exam, achieving the ITC Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work qualification. Thank you to Miss Rachel Phillips for providing the training.

Aberaeron Sixth Form prepare for Duke of Edinburgh Award

A group of Year 12 students have recently attended their second training session at Llandysul Paddlers for the Gold Duke of Edinburgh award which they will be completing in the Summer term. Over the past few months, students have been taking part in team building activities and have been learning new skills and techniques for the canoeing expeditions in the Summer.  Sixth form student Dylan Gwynne-Jones said ‘It’s really enjoyable and we get to learn new skills that we didn’t have before’. Sixth form student Jake Willis said ‘It was a good experience working together in a team.  I look forward to the actual expedition on the river Wye in the Summer’.   Good luck to all pupils taking part this year.

Aberaeron Sixth Former member of the Welsh Youth Parliament

It has been a busy term for Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron’s sixth former Poppy Evans who represents the views of young people of Ceredigion on the Welsh Youth Parliament.  During the term, Poppy has been working on the ‘Mind our Future’ grant which is a collective scheme with charities and organisations such as Area 43 in order to apply for Lottery funding to support young people’s mental health.  Poppy gave a presentation to the Lottery panel and representatives from various charities on what the young people of Ceredigion need in the area.   Poppy is also currently working on another project, collecting information on what young people think should be done to help our environment where she has spoken to and worked with Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron’s Eco club.  Poppy meets on a monthly basis to feedback to the Education Department in Ceredigion County Council along with Lloyd Warburton, a fellow Member of Youth Parliament from Ysgol Penglais.