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 and students are preparing for our school trip to Berlin on February 16th and our trip to Iceland in April.
Our Year 11 Parent Consultation Evening is on Wednesday 15th February between 4.00pm and 7.00pm. We look forward to seeing parents and guardians at this important evening to discuss the progress and achievement of Year 11 students.
After a very busy half term we will be closing for the half term holiday on Friday 17th February at 3.00pm and re-open on Monday 27th February.
There will be a Maths Half Term School on Tuesday 21st February between 9.00am – 1.00pm. Every Year 11 student is encouraged to attend the Maths workshops. Details have been sent home.
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