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Tenby Sixth Form: The Next Step to a Successful Future

Something exciting is happening in Tenby Schools Setia Eco Park! The highly successful and popular school has grown strength to strength since it opened in 2008, so it is a natural decision for the school to open a Sixth Form come September 2012.

“The first IGCSE cohort sat for their examinations in June 2011 and they achieved outstanding results: 94% scored A* to C grades with 61% being A or A*,” explained Jane Kuok, Principal of Tenby International School. “The opening of the Sixth Form is a part of the school’s growth and it can now cater to the entire age range from 3-18 years of age,” she elaborated.

Students entering the Sixth Form will study subjects under the Cambridge International A Level Programme. They will study four subjects and a compulsory AS in Global Perspectives. Currently the
subjects offered are:

• Global Perspective • Accounting • Applied ICT • Art •Biology • Chemistry • Chinese • Economics • English • Geography • Mathematics • Music • Physics

Apart from the above, they will also participate in the Tenby Community Enrichment Programme, PSHE (Personal, Social, and Health Education), Physical Education, and Sixth Form mentoring sessions to ensure a full holistic curriculum. These programmes are tailored to provide students with the opportunity to learn and achieve within a secure and structured school environment.

Newly appointed Head of Sixth Form, Gary Parmley said, “Many of our parents and those living in the vicinity of the school have applauded the decision to set up the Sixth Form at Tenby Schools Setia Eco Park.”

“As it is within a school, the students will not have the complete freedom of college life, but will be provided with a nurturing and safe environment in which to learn. This is what most parents want for their children at the pre-university level,” Parmley added.

The purpose-built Sixth Form Centre will be equipped with a spacious common room, study areas and IT facilities alongside other specialist rooms. The students will follow a dress code set by the school, instead of wearing a uniform. This is a great opportunity for students from both within the school and those joining from other centres of learning to experience life in a school community.

The setting up of the Sixth Form Centre coincides with the expansion of the campus to cater to the growing student population. There will be two additional classes for each year group and sports facilities like a new basketball court, a new football field, and a wading pool; apart from extensions made to the multi-purpose hall, cafeteria, and administrative block.

Registration for the Sixth Form, as well as for other classes is now open. For more information, please contact the school at +603.3342 1535 or email [email protected]

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Source: The Expat May 2012
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