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.
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