COURSES AND ADMISSION
At St Alban’s we are proud to offer a wide range of courses which can be tailored to suit most student’s academic preferences. We also support students in sourcing extra and super curricular activities and experiences and it is this dynamic approach to learning which allows us to nurture the diverse range of student’s needs and aspirations.
If you are a current St Alban’s student you will understand how our school day works and will continue to build on the professional working relationships you have already built with your fellow students, teachers and support staff.
If you are a new student looking to join St Alban’s, we welcome applications from students of all faiths and look forward to inviting you to join our friendly, hard-working sixth form community.
Your choice of sixth form subjects is very important and one which we are here to support you with. We hold open evenings and offer one-to-one meetings to support you in making the right choice for you and more often than not we are able to offer a study package which is best suited to the individual student. Once you have joined our sixth form, as well as the high class teaching and pastoral support that you will receive, you will also be offered advice and guidance on your next steps after leaving sixth form. Through our Fixed Tutorial Programme and Careers Adviser service we provide personalised support in a range of areas including; CV writing, letters of application and the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) application process.
All of our students in the sixth form work towards a minimum of level 3 qualifications, which can include; Advanced Level (A2), Advanced Subsidiary Level (AS), BTEC Diplomas, Extended Project Qualifications (EPQ) and the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate.
In Year 12, the vast majority of students opt for 4 level 3 qualifications, usually consisting of A2 Level and/or BTECs, in addition to the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate. A small number of Year 12 students will opt for 3 A2 Level and/or BTECs, in addition to the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate. The route will depend on success at GCSE level.