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Sixth form

Sixth form education is available at a range of secondary schools across Cardiff offering a variety of subjects and courses.

Sixth form spaces for the academic year 2020/2021 are still available across the city. 

Applications should be made directly to the school.

Cardiff West Sixth form located in the west of the city has state of the art facilities, offering the following Level 3 courses:

  • Art and Design,
  • Business studies,
  • Criminology Diploma,
  • Cyber Security and Security Administration,
  • English,
  • Environmental Science Diploma,
  • Hairdressing,
  • History,
  • Law,
  • Mathematics,
  • Medical Science Diploma,
  • Performing Arts,
  • Psychology,
  • Sociology, and
  • BTEC IT.

At Cathays Sixth Form you can study for GCSE resits and the following Level 3 subjects:

  • AS-IT, 
  • Business Studies,
  • Art,
  • History,
  • Sociology,
  • Psychology,
  • Biology,
  • Chemistry,
  • Physics, 
  • BTEC Health and Social Care,
  • WJEC Medical Science.

The sixth form at St Teilos Church in Wales High School in Llanedeyrn have the following Level 3 courses:
  • Art,
  • Biology,
  • Business,
  • Chemistry,
  • Criminology,
  • Design Technology Engineering,
  • Design Technology Product,
  • Economics,
  • English Literature,
  • English Literature and Language,
  • Further Maths,
  • Geography,
  • Health and Social Care,
  • History,
  • Human Biology,
  • ICT,
  • PE,
  • Physics,
  • Psychology,
  • Religious Studies,
  • Travel and Tourism, and
  • Welsh.

​There are still spaces available on the vast majority of A Level courses and applications are welcome from students who achieve 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C, including Maths and English*.

*Some exemptions can be made with entry requirements to study BTEC Sport and BTEC Health and Social Care Level 3.

  • Art and Design 
  • Biology
  • BTEC Sport 
  • Business Studies 
  • Chemistry 
  • Computer Science 
  • Cymraeg/Welsh 
  • Drama 
  • Economics 
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Food Nutrition and Health 
  • French 
  • Further Mathematics 
  • Geography 
  • German 
  • Health and Social Care 
  • History 
  • Information Technology 
  • Law 
  • Mathematics 
  • Media Studies 
  • Music
  • Physical Education 
  • Physics 
  • Politics 
  • Product Design (Technology) 
  • Psychology 
  • Religious Studies 
  • Sociology 
  • Spanish 
  • Welsh Baccalaureate (Advanced)

For more information visit the Llanishen High School Sixth Form website.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window
To apply please email​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window with a copy of your GCSE results attached. 
Read the Llanishen High School Sixth Form Prospectus (1.57mb PDF).​​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window 
There are still spaces available on:

Option B

  • Business Level 3 BTEC 
  • English Literature & Language AS 
  • Chemistry AS 
  • Applied Science Level 3 BTEC 

Option C 

  • ICT AS 
  • Media Studies AS 
  • Biology AS 

Option D

  • Criminology Level 3 Certificate
  • Maths AS 
  • Sport Level 3 BTEC 

Option E 

  • Art and Design AS 
  • Public Services Level 3 BTEC 

The eligibility criteria for the Level 3 courses are minimum 5 A*- C GCSE or equivalent For AS courses a C or above is required (B or above is recommended).

For more information visit the​ Cantonian High School Sixth Form website.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window

*Dependant on spaces remaining, subject to having the right entry requirements and the combination of subjects accommodated in a timetable.​