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 enable our pupils to be  resilient, innovative, balanced and reflective learners. 

We are currently preparing for the New Curriculum for Wales. This is an exciting time that allows us to work closely with our cluster of primary schools to ensure that the experiences are cohesive and build on each child’s progress.

Year 7

As Year 7 begin their journey at Ysgol Glan Clwyd, 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 prepare them for  study in Year 10 and 11.

SubjectHours over 2 weeks
Welsh7
English7
French3
Mathematics7
Science5
Technology2
Humanities4
Physical Education3
Religious Education1
Music2
Art2
Drama2
Digi-v1
Blaguro4

Year 8

We are keen to enrich the experiences of Year 8 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.

Subjects includedHours over two weeks
Welsh7
English7
French3
Mathematics7
Science5
Technology4
Humanities4
Physical Education4
Religious Education2
Music2
Art2
Drama2
Digi-V1

Year 9

In order to enrich the experiences of Year, 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

Ensuring the best education through the medium of Welsh for our sixth form students is key to us as a school. There is a wide range of possible courses see the Post-16 Prospectus on this website.