Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhondda
Friday, April 23, 2021

The Sixth Form has a dynamic pastoral system which includes specific lessons with the form tutor in order to mentor students through their Learning Pathways and the Welsh Baccalaureate as well as developing students’ revision and work skills, and their ability to work independently. In addition, during tutor sessions the students will receive education dealing with religious education and morality, careers and citizenship.

The form tutor is there to guide and help students and to monitor their progress in the Sixth Form.

A Tutor will be:

  • a source of encouragement
  • a listener
  • a source of advice and help
  • critical but constructive

A Tutor will:

  • Monitor student’s academic, social and personal development.
  • Discuss student’s progress at regular intervals in reviews.
  • Help to study more effectively and to assess abilities realistically and exploit them fully through a programme of tutorial guidance.
  • Discuss career and higher education ambitions and advise
  • Encourage students to take advantage of all the opportunities, both academic and social, which are offered.

Sixth Form assemblies are held every week and whole school and house assemblies are held regularly. More often than not, the Sixth Form assemblies are interactive and require the input of the students. Although we put the emphasis on the Sixth Form pastoral system, the students have the opportunity to be part of the lower school pastoral system by supporting class, school and house assemblies. This aspect encourages independence as well as developing the communication and leadership skills of our students.

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