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Monday 4th June, message from Miss Brown, Deputy Headteacher

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all of our staff and students back after a lovely week off.  We are also excited to welcome Mr Andrew Brant our new headteacher who is looking forward to meeting all of our students and continuing the schools successful journey forward.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Ethos

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.

Science

KS4 Science

Year 10

The course builds upon the work covered during KS3. Pupils are taught the three sciences, (biology, chemistry and physics) and sit three individual 60 minute long papers in the Jan or May/June of Year 10. Each paper accounts for 25% of their final mark. The remaining 25% is made up of a practical assignment conducted in lesson time during the course. At the end of Year 10, pupils will have completed core Science GCSE. This course prepares pupils for either Additional Science or BTEC Science in Year 11.

Year 11

Separate Science Year 10

Pupils are taught the three separate sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics), and sit their final papers in May/June of Year 11. There is also a coursework element to each GCSE which counts for 25% of the marks available for each subject, this has to be completed in Year 11. At the end of Year 11 pupils will have three GCSEs in the sciences they have studied. Each grade awarded can be different, depending on the level of attainment in each subject area.

Additional Science Year 11

The course builds upon the work covered in Year 10. Pupils are taught the three sciences, (Biology, Chemistry and Physics), and sit three individual 45 minute papers in the May/June of Year 11. Each paper accounts for 25% of their final mark. The remaining 25% is made up of a practical assignment with an associated 45 minute written paper, conducted during the course. At the end of Year 11 pupils will have two GCSEs in Science, one gained in Year 10 and the other in Year 11. Each grade awarded can be different, depending on the level of attainment in each year i.e. grade C in Year 10 and a grade B in Year 11 is now possible.

BTEC Science Year 11

The course builds upon the work covered in Year 10 Core Science. The course consists of three units (Biology, Chemistry and Physics). Each unit has a number of assignments which must be fully completed for the qualification to be achieved. Pupils can gain a Pass (grade C), a merit (grade B) or a Distinction (grade A), based on the standard to which they complete each unit.

Separate Science Year 11

This course continues to build upon the work covered in Year 10. Pupils are taught the three separate sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics), and sit their final papers in May/June of Year 11. There is also a coursework element to each exam which counts fo 25% of the marks available for each subject. At the end of Year 11 pupils will have three GCSEs in the sciences they have studied. Each grade awarded can be different, depending on the level of attainment in each subject area.

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