Friday 2nd March
School is open as normal to all students and we will monitor the situation throughout the day. Please take care on the roads and pavements surrounding the school as there is lots of ice. For the safety of our staff and students please drop students outside the school gates wherever possible.
If at any stage a decision is made to close the school the information will be put onto the WCBC School information pages by the Headteacher as soon as the school site has been inspected and information is available – http://wrexham.gov.uk/english/education/school_status.cfm
If anything changes parents will be kept up to date throughout the day via text updates and information will be made available on the schools Twitter account and the school website.
We politely ask that you please check for online updates before calling the school directly for information.
Thank you for your support.
Miss V Brown, Deputy Headteacher
Appointment of Headteacher – 26th January 2018
The Governing Body are pleased to confirm the appointment of Mr Andrew Brant the new Headteacher at Ysgol Rhosnesni. Mr Brant will be joining us in the Summer Term from City Academy in Birmingham and we look forward to welcoming him to Ysgol Rhosnesni. Please see letter below being sent home with all students this afternoon.
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.
Welsh Short Course Year 10
In order to obtain the GCSE Short Course qualification in Welsh, pupils must now complete two units. Unit 1 – Controlled Assessments and Unit 2 – Reading and Writing Examination).
In Year 10, pupils have been preparing for and completing the tasks in Unit 1, these include;
• An individual presentation (oral task)
• A group discussion (oral task)
• A written task
Year 10 Full Course
Unit 1 (25%) – Reading and Writing Exam
Pupils concentrate on revision of topics required for the examination and development of
exam technique and skills with a focus on past exam questions.
Unit 2 (25%)
Pupils also complete part of the controlled assessment task in the first term;
Individual Presentation (10%)
Welsh Short Course Year 11
The Short Course is assessed on two levels;
– Higher (A*- D)
– Foundation (C – G)
The course assessment consists of a Listening Exam, Reading and Writing Exam, Speaking
Exam and 3 pieces of Written and Spoken Coursework which counts towards 40% of the final grade.
Welsh GCSE Year 11
Unit 2 (25%)
Pupils complete the remaining controlled assessment tasks.
Group Oral Task (10%)
Writing Task (5%)
Unit 3 (25%) Oral Examinations
Unit 4 (25%) Reading and Writing examination
Pupils concentrate on coverage of topics for this unit including;
• Smoking , Drugs and Alcohol
• Keeping fit and Eating healthily
• The Environment
• Family and Friends
• The Home