Curriculum at Ty Gwyn Education
The curriculum at Ty Gwyn strives to follow statutory requirements and the requirements of the National Curriculum, with appropriate adjustments and differentiation to meet the needs of the learners.
It is balanced, broadly based and promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of our learners and prepares our learners for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.
Learners are expected to acquire the full range of skills outlined in Curriculum 2008 documents as well as those in the Literacy Numeracy Framework (LNF) of 2013.
The Individual and Group Tuition Service provides English and Mathematics as a core offer to young people on individual tuition, with bespoke choices for additional subjects – available subjects include all National Curriculum subjects. Group tuition provides core subjects and a bespoke education package for the remaining subjects.
Personal, Relationship and Social Education, Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship education reflects the Centre's ethos which includes an emphasis upon community cohesion and the development of ethical and informed citizens.
Religious education is provided for all learners. Parents/carers can request their child is withdrawn from this.
Appropriate careers guidance is provided, both by the Centre as part of PSE and by Careers Wales from Year 9 onwards.
KS3 Autumn Term 2021-22
Autumn half term 1:
This term we look forward to welcoming our learners and we will ensure that we encourage full participation in lessons and offer support for our young people through wellbeing sessions.
In this topic, students will find out about a diverse group of inspirational people and we will celebrate diversity and promote respect and equality. This theme will also incorporate Black History month and we will learn about key figures in the civil rights movement.
Through this topic, students will develop their skills in literacy and numeracy with opportunities to improve on their digital competence and enjoy creative activities.
Autumn half term 2:
World War One
This term, students to learn about the impact of WW1 on humans and animals and how it shaped the future of Europe. Students will learn about trench warfare and how the development of technology influenced the outcomes of the war. Students will also learn to question and be critical, of information on the internet and historical sources, especially from unreliable sources and know who to go to for help in clarifying an issue.
Students will develop their skills of oracy, reading and writing and wider communication skills through using a range of sources and communicating ideas, opinions, arguments and conclusions. There will be also opportunities to work creatively using art and ICT.
Curriculum enrichment visits to: Local memorials, Brecon War museum.
Learners in KS4 (Y10 and 11) study a range of GCSE and vocational qualifications:
GCSE English Language
GCSE English Literature (this may not be offered every year due to our small numbers)
GCSE History (this may not be offered every year due to our small numbers)
GCSE Art and Design
GCSE Double Award Science
Agored Cymru Level 2 PSE (Personal and Social Education)
WJEC Level 1 and 2 Hospitality and Catering
WJEC Level 1 and 2 Sport
WJEC Level 1 and 2 Construction
BTEC SWEET (Personal and Social education)
Level 1 and 2 Prince's Trust Awards
* this includes Entry Level qualifications where appropriate to a learner's needs and abilities