Lead Creative Schools project

posted 4 May 2017, 00:18 by Cenwyn Brain

Pupils from Year 7 had a very busy day on Wednesday 7th of May, as they completed their research work on the Miners' Strike in readiness for completing their presentations as part of the first year of the Lead Creative Schools project, with the help of the Arts Council Wales. Many thanks to the animator Aron Evans for his support. We look forward to seeing their finished product.

Yr.11 Options Evening

posted 31 Jan 2017, 07:35 by Cenwyn Brain   [ updated 31 Jan 2017, 07:42 ]

You are warmly invited to this very important evening in which we will outline all the options that are available to the current Year 11 pupils in September 2017.

We will be launching the ‘Cwricwlwm Rhydywaun 2016’ and our new Options Handbook will be available to provide further information on all the courses that are available, including all new courses.

The remainder of the evening will be free for you to visit the Heads of Department who will be delivering subject specific presentations in their teaching rooms.

‘Careers Wales’ will also be represented to offer additional advice.

This is an extremely important evening for your child’s future and I very much hope that you will be able to attend.

Jesus Christ Superstar

posted 16 Dec 2016, 00:18 by Cenwyn Brain   [ updated 10 Feb 2017, 01:06 ]

The practice timetable for the School Concert is as follows:

Monday 13/02/17 - Jesus, Disciples + Soldiers (Arresting Jesus), Judas (Suicide), Simon and Zealots (The Dance) (3:00 until 4:30)

Tuesday 14/02/17 - Jesus and Judas, Peter, Mary Magdalene, Mari, Angharad, Darya, Evie and Everyone apart from Lepers (3:00 until 4:30)

Wednesday 15/02/17 - EVERYONE + Pilate and Jesus, Pergolesi - Bethan and Mali (3:00 until 4:30)

Thursday 16/02/17 - Jesus (Gethsemane)  (3:00 until 4:15)

Tickets for Rhydywaun's production of Jesus Christ Superstar are available from Theatr Soar now.

Christmas Concert 2016

posted 6 Dec 2016, 23:42 by Cenwyn Brain   [ updated 6 Dec 2016, 23:57 ]

Our Christmas Concert will be held at Saint Elfan's Church Aberdare on Wednesday 14th of December at 6:30pm. To purchase tickets, please phone Mrs Alison Roberts on 01685 813500 or download the "Christmas Concert Letter" and hand it in at reception. A warm welcome to all!

School closure and Estyn Inspection Parents' Meeting 21/11/16

posted 16 Nov 2016, 04:48 by Cenwyn Brain

The school will be closed to children on Monday 21st of November due to in service training for teachers, but we would like to remind all parents that there will be an Open Parents' Evening between 5:00pm - 6:00pm where you will have the opportunity to speak with the Estyn Inspection Team.

We would very much appreciate your attendance and look forward to seeing you on Monday.

Gŵyl Cerdd Dant Llŷn ac Eifionydd

posted 14 Nov 2016, 23:45 by Cenwyn Brain   [ updated 15 Nov 2016, 03:33 by Elen George ]

Congratulations to Mali Watkins in Year 8 for competing in the Llŷn and Eifionydd Gŵyl Cerdd Dant 2016 in Pwllheli. Mali was very close to a stage placement according to the judges. Well done Mali!

Year 6 Open Evening

posted 18 Oct 2016, 05:41 by Cenwyn Brain   [ updated 18 Oct 2016, 05:46 ]

Recently Year 6 pupils from our primary feeder schools went to Cardiff Bay to take part in some field work activities with the Art, Geography and History Departments. The pupils had great fun getting to know each other and taking a trip on the Waterbus across the Bay! 

The same evening we held an Open Evening so that parents and pupils could see the school at work. A good time was had by all!

GCSE Results 2016

posted 25 Aug 2016, 03:41 by Elen George   [ updated 25 Aug 2016, 12:47 ]

Congratulations to our students and staff for their hard work this year. Although results have dipped a little from our best ever results last year, we are still happy that 58% of students achieved five or more good GCSEs including Mathematics and either English or Welsh First Language.
A total of 93% of our students achieved five or more GCSEs or equivalent at grade C or above with 98% achieving five or more A*-G grades.
The following students achieved noteworthy results:
Iwan James                         8A*, 3A
Joel Bryant                          5A*, 6A
Ffion Loring                        5A*, 6A
Neve Wall                           8A*, 2A, 1B
Aled Coughlan                   6A*, 4A, 2B
Cai Morgan                         5A*, 5A, C
Rhys Gardner                    3A*, 5A, 3B
Scye Edwards                     4A*, 4A, 3B
Josie Prosser                      4A*, 4A, 2B
We look forward to over 70% of our Year 11 students returning to the sixth form to continue their studies.

A Level Results 2016

posted 25 Aug 2016, 03:34 by Elen George   [ updated 25 Aug 2016, 03:35 ]

Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun are celebrating a good set of A level results again this year.
All students entered for two or more A levels gained a grade and the overall pass rate was up by just under 1% from last year.

The school also saw a significant increase in the number of A* and Distinction* grades.

Headteacher, Mark Jones said, “It’s a pleasure to announce that the school continues to perform well at A level and to see an improvement on last year’s grades. Many thanks to staff and students for their hard work and commitment. I wish all the students the very best in the next step in their careers.”

Additional congratulations go to Megan Price who achieved 2A* and 2A grades, Katie Rivers who achieved 1A* and 3A grades and Honor Broadstock who received 3 Distinction* and 1B grade. Katie will be studying Law at Oxford and Megan will be studying Biomedical Sciences at Cardiff. Honor will be studying Health and Social Care at Swansea University.

Other notable achievements included:
Sophie Davies and Gwen Morgan             1A* 3B
Meg Edwards, Jessica Jones and Megan Williams     1A*, 2B, 1C
Emilia Stevenson                     1A, 2B, 1C
Amie Jones                     1A*, 1Distinction*, 2C

Congratulations also to Dafydd Thomas who gained a scholarship to study Acting at the College of Music and Drama at Cardiff University and to Farah Jenkins who gained a scholarship to study Welsh and Law Swansea University.

The school also saw a significant increase in the number of A* grades in the Welsh Baccalaureate qualification, with nine A* grades compared with only two last year.

School Eisteddfod 2016

posted 24 Jul 2016, 04:13 by Elen George

Congratulations to Cynon, the winning house at this years' Eisteddfod. Thank you to the house Captains Ieuan, Charlotte and Dion and to the Head of House Miss Angharad Roberts for their hard work. We enjoyed a full day of competitions of the highest standard. Some of the worthy winners were Molly Sedgemore who won both the Chair and the Prize for English, Iwan James, winner of the John Llewelyn Jones prize, Kaisha Jones who won the Italia memorial prize for dance and Eve Price who won the Blue Riband with a stunning harp solo. Well done to all, it was a fantastic day!

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