Friday 4th May 2018, message from Miss Brown, Deputy Headteacher
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a lovely bank holiday weekend. It has been a very busy term and our students have been involved in a range of exciting activities this term including a KS3 Maths Challenge organised by the Maths Department. In addition preparations are well underway for our Achievement Awards Evening at Glyndwr University on Thursday 12th July. Further information will follow.
For Parents of Year 6 students joining us in September, you will have received your welcome letter with the arrangements for the transition days and the parent welcome evening being held on Wednesday 27th June in the school hall. The evening will be hosted by our new Headteacher Mr Andrew Brant and further transition information will be added to our Transition Page once finalised.
Our Y11 students have been working very hard and attending sessions after school revision sessions. A letter is being issued to Y11 students today outlining important information regarding the school Prom and home study arrangements. The GCSE Examinations commence on Tuesday 8th May and there are a number of pre exam briefings available to support your child. A copy of the letter is available under the Parents section of the school website.
Finally, on behalf of all staff I would like to wish all of our Y10 and Y11 students the best of luck in their exams.
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.