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Options & careers

Options are made in year 9 and year 11

In the Spring term, the school has a focus fortnight for both year 9 and year 11. During this time all teachers offer support and guidance on the courses available in their subject area. There is a Year 9 Progress evening and Year 11 pupils and their parents / carers are invited to a sixth form induction evening. Pupils are issued with an Options Booklet/Sixth Form Prospectus and indicate their choices by completing an Options Form at the end of the fortnight.

The dates for the Options fortnight, Progress evenings and any other events to support pupils’ Option Choices are published on the school calendar.

Information about the subjects on offer at Porthcawl can be found in the Curriculum section of this website.


Careers Booklet from your careers advisor Debz Silk – Click here to view


This has become the UK’s leading careers and educational information and development website. From here, you can learn how to write a CV, how to complete an application form, how to pass psychometric tests and also how to pass any job interview.

How2become have donated Career books that can be found in the school library.

how2become – Click here to view


  • Careers and Work-Related Experiences (CWRE)

    As a school we facilitate lots of work related experiences for our learners. A summary of these can be found in careers Newsletters below:

    Spring term 2024

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  • School Prospectus

    School Prospectus

    Important information that may be useful for pupils and parents.

  • Newsletters


    Our school newsletter, ‘The Porthcawl Post’, is published once a term.

  • Notice Board

    Notice Board

    Keep up to date with the latest open evenings, forums and other activities within the school.

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