At Coleg Cambria we are proud of our long-standing reputation for delivering our high quality A Level provision with expert tutors inspiring you to achieve. This has been built over many years in a tradition that started at our Yale sixth form in Wrexham. As a sixth form student at Coleg Cambria you will be valued as an individual and receive the care, support and encouragement to ensure you achieve your potential. A Levels are available at our Yale Sixth Form and at the new Deeside Sixth Form.
Across our sites we offer a wide and varied range of subjects that includes 40 AS/A Level options plus the Welsh Baccalaureate at Advanced level.
You will receive individual support from a Personal Tutor from the first moment that you join. This tutor will help you settle into college, guide you through your courses, offer support during any difficult times and monitor your progress closely. Support is always positive and in the second year your Personal Tutor will help with applications to university and other destinations such as careers or gap years. We regard this as so important that we invite your parents into college within the first few weeks of term to meet your Personal Tutor.
Gifted and talented programme
This is a structured programme of support for students with exceptional GCSE results (mainly A*- As). We will cater for your needs and aspirations to progress to one of the top universities in world rankings and some of the most competitive academic courses. The college is an active partner in the prestigious Seren Network which supports high achievers to reach their academic potential through a regular programme of super-curricular activities
Within each subject area you will receive a regular programme of assessment and support. As an A Level student you will be involved in planning your learning and setting targets for improvement through an Individual Learning Plan agreed with your tutor for each of your A Level subjects.
Many subjects provide tutorial support in addition to timetabled lessons to assist exam preparation. Whilst all subjects set interim tests there is a formal mock exam week for both AS and A2 courses to provide a realistic exam experience. Two reports are issued each year outlining your performance and progress following key assessment activities. There is also an opportunity for you and your parents to attend a Consultation Evening following mock examinations to meet subject tutors and discuss your progress.
Progress to university
We have an extensive programme of support and very good links with many prestigious universities. The College has a programme of talks and visits involving many universities, including Cardiff Medical School, Bangor, Birmingham, Cambridge, Oxford, Manchester and Liverpool Universities and the University of Law. Students are encouraged to attend Open Days, Challenges and Taster Days at their chosen universities, which can be highly motivational and enhance the chance of receiving course offers. Many Coleg Cambria students progress to Oxbridge and other Russell Group and Sutton 30 universities to study for a comprehensive range of degrees. You will be supported throughout the UCAS application process, receiving excellent guidance from specialist advisors and experienced Personal Tutors.
We are focused on high quality teaching and learning experiences in a caring and supportive environment. We are proud of our expert, well qualified staff, some of whom are national and international examiners in their subject disciplines. Those who are Peer Inspectors work closely with ESTYN on inspection of colleges in Wales and staff participate in national course developments with awarding bodies. We are proud to have been recognised as the best college in Wales for Teaching and Learning by winning the CollegesWales Award for three years, 2012, 2013 and 2015, and shortlisted for the TES Outstanding Innovations in Teaching and Learning Award in November 2012.