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Introductory paragraph to curriculum...


Key Stage 3

In Year 7, 8 and 9 pupils study the following subjects:


Core Subjects

Welsh
English
Mathematics
Science
The Welsh Baccalaureate

Non Core Subjects

Religious Education
Physical Education
Geography
History
Art
Music
Modern Foreign Languages
Drama
Information Technology
Technology

 

"The impartial guidance provided for pupils in Y9 and Y11  when choosing suitable courses and learning pathways is one of the school’s strengths. Guidance in Y9 through the Welsh lessons is very effective. "

(ESTYN 2010)

 

Key Stage 4

At the end of Year 9 options are chosen. The core subjects are compulsory but pupils are able to choose up to 4 optional subjects.


Core Subjects

Welsh
English
Mathematics
Triple Science
Applied Science
The Welsh Baccalaureate

Non Core Subjects

Religious Education
Physical Education
Geography
History
Art
Music
French
Drama
Information Technology
Spanish
Psychology
Humanities
Business
Travel & Tourism
Child Care
Public Services
Health & Social Care
Design & Technology
Textiles
Construction
Hospitality

 

"In KS4 and the sixth form, the curriculum has been very carefully planned and a wide range of Welsh medium courses are provided, including a number of vocational courses. All pupils have the opportunity to choose courses and to gain accreditation through a variety of learning pathways at a suitable level appropriate to their ability. "

(ESTYN 2010)

 

Key Stage 5

In the Sixth Form pupils can choose the following subjects with up to 5 AS courses in the first year and 3 A2 courses in the second year.


Core Subjects

Welsh
English
Mathematics
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Applied Science

Non Core Subjects

Religious Education
Physical Education
Geography
History
Art
Music
French
Drama
Information Technology
Spanish
Psychology
Business
Travel & Tourism
Public Services
Health & Social Care
Design & Technology
Textiles
Hospitality
Sociology
Economics
Politics
Classroom Assistants
Hospitality