Advanced and Advanced Subsidiary Level Results 2018

posted by Mark Jones

Congratulations to the students who today received their Advanced Level and Advanced Subsidiary Level results. We saw an increase in the best grades this year and our pupils succeeded in achieving their relevant choices for the next stage of their careers.


We would like to congratulate the following individuals on the grades achieved:


Ffion Loring: 4A* and 1A

Iwan James: 1A*, 2A and C

Thomas Price:1A*, 1A, 1B and 1C

Rhys Gardner and Josie Prosser: 1A and 3B

We wish all our students the best for the future.

A / AS / Level 3 Results Day

posted 15 Aug 2018, 04:43 by Cenwyn Brain   [ updated 15 Aug 2018, 04:45 ]

The school will be releasing the A / AS / Level 3 results on Thursday 16th of August as follows:

  • Yr 13 students from 08:30am
  • Yr 12 students from 09:30am.

Please enter through the main reception where a member of staff will direct you to the appropriate office. 

Good luck Yr. 12 and 13!

School Uniform Monday 9/7/18

posted 8 Jul 2018, 05:11 by Mark Jones

Since we again have a forecast of hot weather for Monday, we give permission for pupils to wear sensible black shorts or PE kit shorts if they so wish on Monday 9/7/18. The remainder of the school uniform requirements are unchanged..
The forecast for Tuesday onwards is for cooler weather and therefore pupils are expected to wear the usual school uniform from Tuesday 10/7/18 onwards.

School Uniform Wednesday 4/7/18 to Friday 6/7/18

posted 3 Jul 2018, 09:04 by Cenwyn Brain

Since the weather is predicted to be hot again for the rest of the week, we give permission for pupils to wear sensible black shorts or their PE kit shorts if they wish from Wednesday 4/7/18 to Friday 6/7/18. Other items of the school uniform remain unchanged.

School Uniform Monday 2/7/18 and Tuesday 3/7/18

posted 1 Jul 2018, 10:35 by Mark Jones

Since the weather is predicted to be hot again on Monday and Tuesday, we give permission for pupils to wear sensible black shorts or their PE kit shorts if they wish on Monday 2/7/18 and Tuesday 3/7/18. Normal school uniform to be worn from Wednesday onwards. Other items of the school uniform remain unchanged.

School Uniform tomorrow - 28-6-18 and Friday 29-6-18

posted 27 Jun 2018, 10:44 by Mark Jones

As the weather forecast is predicting temperatures above 25C for tomorrow and Friday, pupils will be allowed to wear black shorts or their official P.E shorts to school if they wish. The shorts must be sensible and black. No denim will be allowed.  Pupils will need to wear black shoes as usual and their red school polo shirts.
We will meet with the Governing Body to discuss shorts with a school badge for the future, when the weather is this extreme.
Thank you to Year 8 and Year 10 pupils who have approached this in a mature and sensible way today through the School Council and in discussions with Miss Williams.

Summer Fair - Thursday June 28

posted 22 Jun 2018, 06:06 by Cenwyn Brain

Year 9 Options Evening - Thursday 19/04/18

posted 17 Apr 2018, 06:52 by Cenwyn Brain   [ updated 17 Apr 2018, 06:53 ]

You are warmly invited to this very important evening in which we will outline all the options that are available to the current Year 9 pupils in September 2018.

We will be launching the ‘Cwricwlwm Rhydywaun 2018’ 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.

Rhydywaun's Roboteers

posted 26 Mar 2018, 03:42 by Cenwyn Brain

A group of students from Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun competed in the Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge, where they undertook a new challenge this year commemorating the 100th anniversary of the RAF. The 10 students that competed were Nia Davies, Lloyd Jones, Lexie Williams, Tayleigh Rees, Emyr Lloyd, Joel Lewis, Eleri Griffiths, Alys Watkins, Eleanor Hope and Menna Morris. They chose to adopt  last year's British Champions' name of ‘Optimus Primates 2.0’.

The work started in September with the team developing a strategy for the robot challenge, and materials research for the presentation. It was very pleasing to see the enthusiasm and inventiveness from Joel, Nia, Emyr, Lloyd and Tayleigh as they devised a robot that could solve problems on the challenge board e.g. devising a device using a Lego Mindstorm robot to lift and carry an aeroplane from one side of the board to the other, and a device sensitive enough to lift a small Lego figure safely without dropping it or splitting it in two. Whilst this took place Eleri, Lexie, Alys, Menna and Eleanor were busy developing and honing their presentation skills. In addition, Emyr was busy creating a second robot designed to complete a distance race in the shortest time.

During the Welsh Regional round (which saw 8 other schools competing for the first time in Wales), being in RAF St. Athan for the Centenary celebrations was quite an experience. The competition was fierce with Emyr winning the fastest robot competition, the presentation team wowed the interview panel and the robot challenge team performed outstandingly. Their preparation and practice payed off and they won the Welsh Regional round, making them the Welsh National Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotic Challenge Cymru winners!

During the British Finals in Birmingham, after non-stop practice, reaching the NEC for the second consecutive year was quite an achievement. The girls received high praise from Lego executives from Denmark; Emyr came second in the 8m sprint race with a time of 3.47 seconds, and the team completed the robot challenge successfully, with only 3 or 4 other schools managing to complete the task out of the 46 competing on the day. The team were rewarded for their efforts by achieving 5th place. Coming 5th in Britain is quite an achievement and an excellent performance considering the competition where there were 46 other schools competing on the day, with 480 schools participating with an overall total of 8,000 students across Britain! 

The school is very proud of our students and we would also like to thank Mr Kevin Davies, Mrs Catryn Brace and everyone who's supported the students on their trip to Birmingham.

Update 19/3/18

posted 19 Mar 2018, 08:14 by Mark Jones

Following further snow and ice clearing work as well as the favourable weather today, the school will be OPEN for all on Tuesday 20/3/18.

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