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 Parents/carers can request their child is withdrawn from this.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.
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.
Almost all of the articles are relevant here! You have the right to education, health care and personal development.
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.
Article 38 protection from war and armed conflict.
Curriculum enrichment visits to: Local memorials, Brecon War museum.
Spring half term 1:
Topic 1 - Natural Disasters
We look forward to welcoming back our learners after the Christmas break and look forward to a productive half term.
In the first part of the term, students will explore the causes and impact
of extreme tectonic and other hazardous eventsincluding: volcanoes,
tsunamis, hurricanes and earthquakes and their impact on humans and the
environment. They will communicate findings, ideas and information using
geographical terminology, maps, visual images, a range of graphical techniques and
Topic 2 - The Winter Olympics
The Winter Olympics begins on 4th February and so students will look at the history of the Winter Olympics, the venues and stadiums, Britain’s performances and achievements in past Olympics and medal hopefuls for this year’s event.
In this term, students will continue to develop their skills in literacy and numeracy with opportunities to improve on their digital competence and enjoy creative activities.
Article 31, the right to play and leisure.
Spring half term 2:
Topic 1 - Welsh Heritage
It is important for our students to celebrate our rich cultural heritage and learn about our own distinctive history and traditions. This topic contributes to the Curriculum Cymreig by making local and Welsh history a focus of the study and helping learners to understand the factors that have shaped Wales and other countries today. Students will also learn about inspirational people from Wales and their contribution to sport and the creative arts.
Article 30, the right to enjoy your culture and language #Cymraeg
Topic 2 – World Religions
In this topic, students will explore how and whyindividuals, local communities and
society express religious identity and demonstrate commitment through
worship, celebration, and lifestyle.
Students will be able to describe, and explain the religious beliefs and practices from around the world, covering the 6 major world religions.
During the term, 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.
Article 14 the freedom of thought, belief and religion.
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