Academic

Introduction

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 - 8

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.

Years 9 - 11

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.

Subjects offered at GCSE

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