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Headteacher: Mr P. Grimes

Tudor Street, Ystradgynlais, Swansea, SA9 1AP

Our school mission statement is “ Working Together,  Achieving More” and this underpins all we do as a  school community. We have high expectations of all and  we are committed to supporting every pupil to achieve  their personal best.

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Ysgol Maesydderwen’s Sixth Form forms part of the Chweched Powys Sixth provision with all other secondary schools across the county. This allows us to offer a broad and varied provision to cater for the needs and desired career pathways of all learners. Our Sixth Form is a dynamic and vibrant part of the school community offering a wealth of new opportunities for learners. 

As a school which lives by its inclusive ethos, our Sixth Form welcomes all those who demonstrate a commitment to their own development and success.  We support, develop and inspire young minds in an environment where they have access to excellent resources and high quality teaching.

Through our partnership with other schools across Powys and using the innovative E-sgol video remote learning system, we offer a wide range of A Level and vocational courses.  Whether the ambition is for a place at Oxbridge, a Russell Group university, an apprenticeship or a higher vocational pathway; Ysgol Maesydderwen can provide the right preparation and guidance.  We are proud of the successes of our learners when they leave Ysgol Maesydderwen and of the high standards they achieve.

The Sixth Form programme includes dedicated careers advice, support via the SEREN Network for more able students, workshops with lecturers, visits to universities, a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities and additional support in the lead up to examinations.  In addition, students receive practical and personalised support with their applications to university, securing valuable apprenticeships or employment in what is a highly competitive market.

There are also many opportunities for Sixth Form learners to develop their leadership skills by taking on roles such as those of the Head Team and our Peer Mentors.  The Sixth Form has a designated common room with areas to study quietly and access to IT facilities.  Our Sixth Form learners are excellent aspirational role models for younger pupils and great ambassadors for our school.

We welcome you to click on the link below to visit the Chweched Powys Sixth website for further information, and to view the video below which gives more details on what learners can expect as part of the Sixth Form at Ysgol Maesydderwen and the opportunities afforded by being part of the Chweched Powys Sixth provision. 

The Sixth Form


The Year 12 and 13 pastoral teams include Mrs Jones, Progress Leader and Mrs Watkins, Learner Support Officer, supported by 2 Progress Tutors; Mrs Davies and Mr Rees. 

If you have any concerns or queries regarding the wellbeing or progress of your child in Year 12 or 13 please feel free to contact the pastoral teams on 01639 842115 or email office@maesydderwen-hs.powys.sch.uk.

Support for Learning in Year 12 and 13

To support Learners as they commence or continue with their Key Stage 5 courses, we organised a virtual Information Evening on Thursday 4th November. All the resources shared during the evening can be found on this page:

We hope you find these resources useful in supporting progression through Key Stage 5.

If you have any queries regarding this material or require any further support please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Information Evening Presentation


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