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Ty Gwyn

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“Believing in young people/Credu mewn pobl ifanc”.

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KS3 pupils

Pupils in KS3 (Y7, 8 and 9) do not usually sit exams. However, pupils may sit annual government tests in April.

You will be informed of the dates of these tests if they are going to be used and they will be held in classrooms during the regular school day.

KS4 pupils

Pupils in KS4 (Y10 and 11) are usually entered for a range of external exams. Most of these exams are GCSEs offered by the WJEC exam board for Wales. Ty Gwyn also uses Agored Cymru and Portal BTECs re vocational courses which may or may not have exams.

Pupils usually study:

GCSE English Language

GCSE Mathematics

GCSE Mathematics Numeracy

GCSE Applied Science


Agored Cymru Level 2 in PSE or WWE

WJEC Level 2 Vocational Qualifications in Construction or Catering and Hospitality or Sport and Coaching

Pupils will always be prepared for exams, the dates and arrangements will be shared with you in good time.

Please check the provisional timetable below, prior to booking any events or holiday periods, thank you.


GCSE, Agored Cymru, SWEET and other qualification certificates will be posted to previous leaners as they arrive from the awarding body. 

Please advise school of any change of address.