Academic

August 15, 2021

Superb GCSE Results for Llandovery College Students

Students Celebrate Excellent A Level and BTEC Results

Academic aspiration is a priority at Llandovery College. Excellent and wholly committed teachers are key to our academic success. Passionate, knowledgeable and sympathetic teachers ensure that the roots for learning take a firm hold and that the right habits and attitudes prevail.

Expectations for attainment are high, fostering enquiring minds that relish the challenge of discovery. Your child will be immersed in an active and stimulating environment and will benefit from a high-quality range of learning opportunities within a caring and supportive ethos.

Years 7 and 8 are part of our Middle School provision where we provide a smoother transition into the Senior College as well as ensuring a firm consolidation of progress made most significantly in Literacy and Numeracy.

The Form Teacher remains the focus of provision in the Middle School, providing an essential overview of academic progress as well as outstanding pastoral care. Increased specialised teaching delivered by senior school staff broadens and deepens academic interest, preparing pupils well for the rigours of secondary education.

Years 7 & 8 in the Middle School means that we can deliver 50% more Literacy and Numeracy over the course of a week with negligible impact on other disciplines: we maintain our healthy diet of Welsh, Science, French, History, Drama, Geography, IT, Music, PE, Art and so on – we even have time for Classical Studies and Latin.

Educational benefits have inspired this plan, but there are clear social advantages too. Spending two more years at the top of a school instead of two more at the bottom prolongs childhood and allows for greater social growth.

The Llandovery model – unique in Wales – allows our pupils to benefit from greater opportunities for leadership and personal growth in a secure and sensibly monitored environment, whilst managing a smooth and seamless transition into the senior College.

At Llandovery College we offer many opportunities within the curriculum to expand knowledge and understanding and we start our teaching GCSE Level subjects in Year 9. Students learn more within their core subjects and further develop their enjoyment of learning about their chosen GCSE subjects.

Students learn good routines and habits to ensure they make the most of their learning opportunities and use their time well.

Academic aspiration is a priority at Llandovery College. Excellent and wholly committed teachers are key to our academic success. Passionate, knowledgeable and sympathetic teachers ensure that the roots for learning take a firm hold and that the right habits and attitudes prevail.

Expectations for attainment are high and we foster enquiring minds that relish the challenge of discovery. Students are immersed in an active and stimulating environment and benefit from a high-quality range of learning opportunities within a caring and supportive ethos. Students have the opportunity to explore their subjects in more depth and knowledge around a student’s chosen subject is consolidated during these focused GCSE years.

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GCSE subjects available

  • Art
  • Business Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Design & Technology
  • Drama
  • English Language & Literature
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Public Services
  • Religious Studies
  • General Science
  • Welsh First Language
  • Welsh Second Language
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

BTec subjects available

  • Health and Social Care
  • Animal Care
  • Performing Arts
  • Sports

Inclusion

Every child shines in their own individual way in the Senior School and each one brings something special to the happy community of which we are so proud.

We have an all-encompassing ethos of inclusion meaning that all students, whether they have a specific learning need or are More Able and Talented, will have the opportunity to engage in education in a way that suits their individual needs.

The Inclusion Department promotes whole school responsibility for the effective support of all learners within the College community and regular training enables our staff to provide appropriate challenges and opportunities for success to help students recognise and plan for progress.
From the moment your child arrives at our school, we take the initiative to identify and track exceptional talents and abilities, allowing them to flourish and gain confidence from an early age. If your child has a particular talent or shows exceptional potential, this is recognised and encouraged. Your child is unique and we adapt our teaching to what is best for them.

Through our small class sizes, positive relationships and passion for bringing out the best in our pupils, our More Able and Talented programme is tailored to provide the highest level of support, guidance and encouragement to maximise the potential of your child.

We aspire to provide a rich, challenging and rewarding education for the most able. Stimulating pupils through varied and challenging curricular and co-curricular activities encouraging them to try new things and develop existing interests and skills allowing them to achieve their full potential.
We provide excellence through holistic education and believe in bespoke intervention for each and every pupil with additional learning needs. We achieve this by working closely with teachers, pupils and their families to provide an excellent and fluid programme.

Members of the Inclusion Department have specialist training in working with pupils who have specific and additional learning needs. We provide specialist 1:1 sessions, small group intervention and in-class support in specific subject lessons. Additionally, we support pupils in building a repertoire of examination and revision techniques which are specific to their individual learning style.

All members of our small and caring school community are actively informed and encouraged to participate fully in removing barriers to learning and allow every child to achieve their full potential.