A NEW academic mentoring programme has been launched for sixth form pupils at a Colwyn Bay school.

Each pupil in years 12 and 13 at Rydal Penrhos schoolwill have a teacher assigned to them, which is not their form tutor, to monitor academic progress and offer assistance as and when required.

Sixth formers will be placed with a teacher that specialises in their chosen subjects.

They will have the opportunity to discuss a wide range of different options, such as any problems they may be experiencing within a particular subject and the best way to overcome any concerns they have to maximise performance.

This will also involve weekly checks on important areas including notes and prep ahead of any upcoming deadlines, in addition to receiving expert advice on university or apprenticeship applications and the next stage of the process. Help with structuring work and essays will also be a prominent topic of discussion, and pupils will get to express their thoughts on how their Sixth Form experience is going.

Mrs Sally Ann Harding, senior school head, said: “We hope this will be beneficial, particularly for the upper sixth in the lead up to their examinations. We pride ourselves on giving our pupils the best possible support, care and guidance to ensure they reach their goals, which will hopefully transcend to exceptional examination results.”