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Maesteg Comprehensive School

Ysgol Maesteg, Ffordd Dysgu, Maesteg, Bridgend CF34 0LQ

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Who we are

Our simple motto is ‘Motivated to Strive’. This means that we place significant emphasis on creating a disciplined learning environment where everyone is expected to work hard and make a contribution to Maesteg School Life. We expect our students to work hard at school and at home. We want them to acquire a love of learning, deep knowledge and skills that will equip them to survive and succeed in ‘life after school.’ We expect our students to explore ideas, to question concepts and debate opinions. We want to develop students who are confident communicators who can speak in front of others and write competently for a range of audiences and purposes. Our students will aspire to be resilient problem solvers who will accept that failure is an essential part of the learning process. They will be numerate and digitally competent and they will celebrate cultural diversity alongside their Welsh identity.

Sixth Form Provision

At Maesteg sixth form you can choose from a broad range of traditional A Levels and vocational BTEC courses, and take part in a number of life enhancing and stimulating extracurricular activities. Our curriculum ensures that every student is offered a wide range of subjects and opportunities to succeed. We are responsive to demand for new subjects and work with our students to offer the best fit suite of subjects.

Our 6th form is highly successful where students strive to pursue Higher Education courses, apprenticeships and careers which include medicine, law, journalism, English, music and engineering. Those students who aspire to Oxbridge are supported through the rigorous selection process via a bespoke support programme to ensure that they are thoroughly prepared for the challenges ahead.

Our Raising Standards Leader and experienced tutor team provide additional subject support on a one to one basis to help raise attainment. You will receive expert support so that you make well-informed choices which help you to achieve your goals. All students have access to careers and higher education advice from a specialist advisor.

Students are encouraged to use their time effectively outside of the classroom. We benefit from dedicated sixth form facilities, which include the sixth form conference room; quiet study areas and a separate café with full access to WiFi.

For further information please contact:

Mr Chris Brooks
Raising Standards Leader Post 16
cbrooks@maestegcs.bridgend.sch.uk

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