Open Evening for Year 6 Pupils and Parents - October 2017

posted 8 Oct 2017, 23:48 by Cenwyn Brain

We recently invited Year 6 pupils and parents from our feeder schools to come and see the school and take part in a variety of activities which the departments had set up for them. It was a very busy evening. We hope everyone had a good time!

Acting success

posted 12 Sep 2017, 05:29 by Cenwyn Brain

A huge congratulations to Chloe Cooper in Year 13 for winning the 'Best Actress' Award as part of the 'It's My Shout' programme. Chloe was presented with her award last Sunday for her role as Stacey in the film 'Peggy'.

The film will be shown on BBC2 on Tuesday night, 19/09/17.

Lab in a Lorry

posted 8 Sep 2017, 00:21 by Cenwyn Brain   [ updated 11 Sep 2017, 03:27 ]

Lab in a Lorry visited the school last week, an interactive mobile science laboratory which gives young people the opportunity to explore science through open ended experiments. Guided by volunteers who are scientists and engineers from industry and academia, the students relished the opportunity to work with ‘real’ scientists. 


The Lab was fitted with three distinct lab areas where groups of students took part in each of the fun and informative experiments. Everyone got to try their hand at experimental science and think about the surprises and questions that arose. We would like to thank James, Josie and the rest of the crew, along with the Institute of Physics for providing such excellent opportunities for the students.

Congratulations to all!

posted 24 Aug 2017, 09:02 by Cenwyn Brain

We are pleased to see that Rhydywaun’s pupils have performed well in the first set of new GCSE examinations. Pupils have reached their potential and results are very encouraging.

We are very pleased with the achievements of all our students but we would like to note the following individual results:

Owain Birrell              9A*, 3A

Emily Ellis                  3A*, 5A, 3B, 1C

Brogan Jones              2A*, 6A, 4B

Lowri Jade Jones         2A*, 8A, 1B, 1C

Morgan Mellin             7A*, 4A, 1B

Rhiannon Parry            1A*, 7A, 4B

Eve Price                      9A*, 3A

Elis Roome                   2A*, 6A, 3B, 1C

Darya Williams             2A*, 7A, 4B

We look forward to welcoming over two thirds of our students back to follow sixth form courses.

Many thanks to staff and students for their efforts over the past few months.

GCSE / Level 2 Results Day arrangements

posted 23 Aug 2017, 05:17 by Cenwyn Brain

The GCSE / Level 2 results for Yr.11 pupils will be released on Thursday 24th of August between  08:30am - 11:00am. Please come to the main reception area where you will be guided to the appropriate office by a member of staff.

Yr.10 results will be released between 10:00am - 11:00am from the main reception. 

Yr.12/13 re-sit results will also be released between 10:00am - 11:00am from the main reception. 

Good luck to all!

Another pleasing set of results

posted 17 Aug 2017, 08:52 by Cenwyn Brain

Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun are again celebrating a good set of A level results this year.

All students entered for two or more A levels gained pass grades and the overall pass rate was again over 97%. Vocational results were also very good, with all courses recording a 100% pass rate.

 Headteacher, Mark Jones said, “Pupils have again worked well and almost all students have gained a place at their chosen University. Many thanks to staff and students for their hard work and commitment. We wish all the students the very best in the next step in their careers.”

 Notable achievements include:

Iori Kent                                             who gained 2A*, A, 2B and a grade A in further Mathematics AS

Jamie Evans                                        A*, A, B, C and A in further Maths AS

Charlotte Morris                                 A*, 2A, D and a grade B in further Mathematics AS

Molly Sedgemore                                A*, A, 2B

Ffion Cudlip                                        2 Distinction*, 2B, C

Hannah Smith                                              2A, 2C

A / AS / Level 3 Results Day

posted 14 Aug 2017, 09:32 by Cenwyn Brain

The school will be releasing the A / AS / Level 3 results on Thursday 18th of August between 08:00am - 11:00am. Please enter through the main reception where a member of staff will direct you to the appropriate office. 

Good luck Yr. 12 and 13!

Urdd Eisteddfod Success

posted 15 Jun 2017, 03:08 by Cenwyn Brain

We had a very busy week and a lot of success at this year's Urdd Eisteddfod. Congratulations to the pupils who competed, to the teachers for their work and all parents for your support.

We won a number of prizes:

Mali Watkins - Junior Harp Solo - third 
Junior Drama Group - second
Junior Dramatic Presentation - third 
Senior Dramatic Presentation - first
Senior Drama Group - first

Well done to the other competitors who performed very well in competitions of a high standard:

Kaisha Jones - Individual Dance
James Davies - Junior Piano Solo 
Megan Rolls - Senior Harp Solo
Mari Northall - Senior Girls Solo
The Orchestra

Year 11 End of Year Ceremony

posted 5 Jun 2017, 02:10 by Cenwyn Brain

The Year 11 End of Year Ceremony on May 18, 2017 was an excellent opportunity to reminisce with Year 11 as well as to reward various members of the year for their contribution during the year.

There was a lot of laughter as we saw pictures of them in Year 7 and 8 and listened to form tutors' memories. Here are some pictures of the afternoon and those were rewarded.

We wish them luck with the rest of their exams and we look forward to welcoming the majority of the year as they return in September for the Sixth Form.

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.

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