Latest events

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:

EXAMINATIONS SUMMER 2017

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.

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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