Year 12 and Year 13

In Year 12 and 13, key stage 5, pupils study the curriculum associated with the exam specifications for different AS and A level subjects.  Pupils select their subject choices from a series of options.

In Year 12 and 13 we offer the following option subjects:

Based on pupil numbers and pupil choices we do not offer all of the above subjects each academic year.  A level subjects are offered based on pupil preference and can change from year to year.

Higher & Further Education

During Year 12 students begin to consider their future career choices and their potential study in higher education.  As part of this process students attend seminars on the UCAS application procedures and begin to consider university course options and locations.

At the beginning of Year 13 pupils complete their personal statement and UCAS applications.  Once applications have been completed pupils can, depending on their course, be asked to interview.

Applications for Oxbridge, medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine can have early deadlines for UCAS.  Students who are anticipating applying to these universities/courses must begin preparation during Year 12.

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Gymnastics Achievements Gymnastics Achievements On the weekend of the 12th January the Eryri schools held the tumble and vault qualifiers for all ages, both boys and girls. Ava (Year 7), Nia (Year 8) and Abby (Year 11) all competed at Eirias Park for a chance to progress further. Read more > Kyla Makes the Cut! Kyla Makes the Cut! Kyla has made a huge sacrifice by getting her hair cut off for a charity. Read more > WelshWise Success WelshWise Success We are very proud of the teams who competed recently in the WorldWise and WelshWise competitions run by The Geographical Association. Read more > Juniors Visit the Library Juniors Visit the Library Pupils in Years 3 to 6 braved the cold and made their first trip of the year to Bangor library. They were each given library cards (that remain at the library) and have each chosen a book to take home. We will return in the next few weeks to exchange them for new ones. As long as it does not snow! Read more > Top of the Bench Top of the Bench In January, a group of St Gerard's pupils took part in the annual Top of the Bench chemistry competition held in the chemistry department of Bangor University and sponsored by the Royal Society of Chemistry. Read more > British Basketball League Finals British Basketball League Finals At the end of January, pupils travelled to Birmingham for the British Basketball League Finals. An exciting game and enjoyable trip. Read more > Milk Bottle Birds @ Venue Cymru Milk Bottle Birds @ Venue Cymru Year 5 and Year 6 pupils at the junior school had the opportunity to work an exciting project leading up to take pART 10th Anniversary in Llandudno. Read more > Skiing in Tignes Skiing in Tignes A group of pupils from St Gerard's departed early one morning to head to Tignes, France, for our school ski trip. Read more > Remembrance Day 2018 Remembrance Day 2018 As part of the Remembrance Day events, St Gerard’s junior school pupils made their way down to the Bangor war memorial to pay their respects and remember those who died during the wars. The pupils laid their wreath of poppies and held a minute’s silence. Read more > Pupil @ School Games, Loughborough Pupil @ School Games, Loughborough St Gerard’s pupil, Osian (Year 11) represented Wales in the Figure of Eight Test during the Triathlon on day two of the 2018 School Games at Loughborough University. Read more > New Careers Room New Careers Room Careers Room Refurbishment Read more > GCSE Results day 2018 GCSE Results day 2018 Outstanding GCSE results Read more > A Level Results Day A Level Results Day St Gerard’s pupils have once again produced a high standard of results at A Level. Read more > Celebration of DofE success with  pupil at Buckingham Palace Celebration of DofE success with pupil at Buckingham Palace A pupil from St Gerard’s School attended a presentation at Buckingham Palace, where they received their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in the presence of Alistair Stewart and The Princess Royal. Read more > Youth Musical Theatre Success Youth Musical Theatre Success Alex in Year 12 has been successful in auditioning for the Youth Musical Theatre (YMT) in London. Read more > A Poem for Easter A Poem for Easter Easter Change - a poem by Elise (Year 7) Read more > Pirates vs mermaids Pirates vs mermaids Strong performances were seen by all members of the cast for our primary school annual drama production. This year based on 'Pirates vs. Mermaids'. Read more > STEAM - Nature's Work Session STEAM - Nature's Work Session Jim Langley from outdoor education group Nature's Work ran the junior school STEM session on Tuesday. Read more > Lab in a Lorry 2018 Lab in a Lorry 2018 Our Year 7 pupils enjoyed a trip down the hill to attend the 'Lab in a Lorry' event hosted by Bangor University. Read more > Weather Alert Weather Alert St Gerard's School weather information Read more >
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