Welcome to Ysgol Rhosnesni. It has been a very busy term with lots of activities and projects taking place across the school. We have welcomed students from our cluster primary schools to English Master Classes, launched the Arts Council Lead Creative Schools programme, held Mock Interview Day for Year 11 students, welcomed many visitors to our school and students have visited Berlin in February and our trip to Iceland takes place in April was a great success.
After a very busy start to the summer half term we will be closing for the May half term holidays on Friday 26th May at 3.00pm and re-opening on Monday June 5th. A whole school newsletter from the Headteacher will be issued on 24th May.
There will be a programme of Half Term Revision School sessions. Details have been sent home. Please see the attached GCSE Summer Examinations timetable below:
For information on the opportunity for Airbus Engineering Workshops, please click here Airbus Saturdays Summer Programme
Finally, we would like to welcome all of the students who will be joining us in September to become part of the Rhosnesni Family. For more details about joining Ysgol Rhosnesni, contact Mr Harrison, Headteacher or Mrs Hughes, Transition Co-ordinator.
At Ysgol Rhosnesni High School we are proud of the achievements of our students in a wide range of fields both academic and enrichment, and we believe in high standards and expectations. We believe that we can make a positive difference to the future life-chances of each and every young person.
We believe in working together with our students to develop their future roles as ambassadors of learning, citizens and workers and aim to equip them with the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding they will need for future adult life.
The Year 10 course concentrates on the controlled assessments for GCSE English and English Literature. Assessments include Shakespeare, poetry, narrative and descriptive writing and the study of a modern novel. In addition, pupils will develop skills in examination techniques to prepare them for the GCSE papers. An Entry Level course will operate for a small group of pupils. This will concentrate on raising basic skills and will include a study of literary and non-literary modules.
The Year 11 course concentrates on preparing pupils for the examination papers in English and English Literature. Three set texts will be studied for the Literature paper. Pupils will also read a variety of non-literacy texts. In addition, pupils will tackle a range of non-narrative writing tasks. There will be two oral assessments during the year. There will be a focus on practising examination questions in order to improve technique.
KS4 Entry Level English
Entry Level Certificate will develop students’ abilities to communicate effectively in speech and writing, and to listen with understanding. It will also enable them to develop enthusiasm, understanding and knowledge in their reading. Pupils will produce pieces of writing work that will improve and consolidate their skills and develop a range of writing styles, reading work that will allow them to encounter a wide range of literature, non-fiction and media texts and speaking and listening tasks designed to develop their verbal and oral skills for a variety of situations and for a range of purposes.