Curriculum

Our main priority at Ysgol Glan Clwyd is to ensure the best possible experiences and outcomes for each pupil. Our goal is to create confident, enthusiastic and progressive learners who have the ability to cope with day to day challenges as effective lifelong learners. By offering diverse and rich experiences we create resilient, innovative, balanced and reflective learners. In response to the Welsh Government’s Successful Futures Report Ysgol Glan Clwyd will design a new Curriculum for Year 7 and 8 in September 2017.

Year 7

As Year 7 start at Ysgol Glan Clwyd in September 2017, they will have exciting and innovative learning experiences that will develop their confidence towards their learning by building on the experiences they gained at primary school. These experiences and outcomes are designed to prepare lifelong learners and to effectively study in Year 10 and 11 and beyond.

Attention is given to key skills including Literacy, Numeracy and digital competence skills as well as the wider skills of Critical Thinking, Creativity and Innovation, Problem Solving, Planning and Organising and Personal Effectiveness. Opportunities are given to develop Resilience, Innovation, Balance (collaborative skills) and Reflection to improve pupils’ ability to become confident and skilled learners.

The curriculum is organised as follows:

Area of Study and ExperienceSubjects includedHours over two weeks
LanguageWelsh6
English6
MFL (French)4
Mathematics6
Science and TechnologyScience5
Technology4
HumanitiesFocus on Geography and History4
Health and WellbeingPhysical Education / PSE4
Ethics and BeliefsReligious Education3
Expressive ArtsMusic2
Art2
ChallengesOpportunity to apply skills and characteristics to situations across the curriculum.4

Learning Programs for these Areas of Study are published here. They will refer to what work will be carried out and assessed, what homework is set and if there are any tests.

Year 8

We are keen to enrich the experiences of Year 8 2017-18 and adapt the curricular plan to develop their experiences and outcomes by developing confident and skilled learners who will be prepared to step forward in Year 9 to make wise decisions in choosing their GCSE courses.

Attention is given to key skills including Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Competence skills as well as the wider skills of Critical Thinking, Creativity and Innovation, Problem Solving, Planning and Organising and Personal Effectiveness. Opportunities are given to develop Resilience, Innovation, Balance (collaborative skills) and Reflection to improve pupils’ ability to become confident and skilled learners.

The Curriculum is organised as follows:

Area of Study and ExperienceSubjects includedHours over two weeks
LanguageWelsh6
English6
MFL (French)4
Mathematics6
Science and TechnologyScience6
Technology4
HumanitiesFocus on Geography and History4
Health and WellbeingPhysical Education / PSE4
Ethics and BeliefsReligious Education3
Expressive ArtsMusic2
Art2
ChallengesOpportunity to apply skills and characteristics to situations across the curriculum.3

Learning Programs for these Areas of Study are published here. They will refer to what work will be carried out and assessed, what homework is set and if there are any tests.

Year 9

In order to enrich the experiences of Year 9 2017-18, we will offer the opportunity for them to start studying the Welsh Baccalaureate Course during Year 9 focusing on Community Challenge. This will lead to gaining a qualification at the end of Year 11.

CA4

Year 10 will study core subjects:

  • Welsh Language & Literature,
  • English Language & Literature,
  • Mathematics & Numeracy
  • Science Double Award
  • Welsh Baccalaureate

In addition there are 3 optional subjects to choose.

Year 12/13

See post-16 Prospectus