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Sixth Form Information

We are delighted that you are considering Cowbridge Sixth Form as a potential place of study as part of your next stage of learning. We provide a stimulating, vibrant and friendly setting in which students can continue their academic education. The school offers a combination of excellent teaching, academic challenge, sound advice and pastoral care to ensure that everyone can achieve their potential.

Normally at this time every year we launch with great excitement our Sixth Form Open evening and invite existing and prospective students to join us in an exploration of knowledge, learning and entertainment. We are unable to hold a face to face open evening this year to showcase the best of what we have to offer but instead we invite you to take a virtual tour around the school through a combination of audio-visual presentations, interactive brochures, videos and Frequently Asked Questions advice.

To view this information in an interactive Microsoft Sway presentation please click here


Digital Prospectus - Take a  closer look!

There are lots of considerations when deciding where to send your child to school, and different factors are important to different people. That’s why we aim to ensure that there are plenty of opportunities during the admission process to find out more about the school. This can include browsing our whole school prospectus.

Our Sixth Form Information Booklet can be found here

Now take a look at our Admissions presentation in which Senior Leaders talk about the school and life in the sixth form. We recognise that the move from GCSE to A-Level study can sometimes be overwhelming and we believe we have created a sixth form which makes this transition as easy as possible providing students with both independence and structured support. Mrs Williams (Assistant Headteacher) and Miss Davies (Head of Sixth Form) outline our key messages in the video below.

Sixth Form Information Video

Cowbridge sixth form offers a vast array of qualifications at all levels providing academic rigour, pastoral support and guidance to give students the qualifications and personal development needed for success in any chosen field. Students are able to explore the subjects that interest them within a vibrant, friendly and purposeful learning environment. Our academic programme prepares students for top universities and careers, focusing on providing depth as well as breadth. 

Acceptance into Year 12 will be dependent on students obtaining the necessary grades. This information, together with subject specific advice is available in our options booklet which has general advice, clear subject specific information and guidance on each subject’s requirements. Please note that subjects will only be provided if class sizes are educationally and economically large enough.

Download our Sixth Form Options Booklet

We asked subject leaders to provide answers to the frequently asked questions that are often put to us as part of this process. Here is a summary of the kind of questions that have been frequently asked which may help you in forming your choices. The list is not exhaustive but a useful help guide.

Frequently Asked Questions

Provisional Choices

Current Year 11 students - please complete your options form, which has been shared with you via your gmail account, by February 11 2022.
External Applicants - please contact, FAO Sixth Form and an options form will be sent out to you.


Provisional Year 12 Option Choices September 2022

The columns represented below provide the most viable options for an effective timetable. These option columns are provisional as they can change due to staffing availability. Subjects will only be provided if class sizes are educationally and economically large enough.


Option A

  Option B

  Option C

  Option D

  Option E









  Ethics & Philosophy    


Further Mathematics    


Film Studies


English Language & Literature


Digital Technology    


Performing Arts

English Literature



Performing Arts    


Food & Nutrition

Product Design





Physical Education











You need to choose 4 subjects – from separate option columns. However, please note that Performing Arts is a double option and therefore must be chosen in both option C and option D.

Please note that only one of Business or Economics can be chosen and not both.

Students wishing to take Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate as one of their option choices need to tick the box on the Google Form.

Due to student choices, subjects may be added to more than one/two option columns. If you have a ‘clash’ indicate the subjects on the options form so that we can work on this