Department Staff:
 
Subject Leader:
Miss Catrin Rowlands/ Mr Llion Jones
 
Departmental Teachers
Miss Catrin Rowlands, Mr Llion Jones, Mrs Meinir Thomas, Mr Cai Hywel, Mr Colin Pari
 
Key Stage 3: Year 7, 8 & 9

YEAR 7
 
 Term 1: Animals: pets, working animals, animal rights                          
 Term 2: Class novel: Y Gelyn ar y Trên, T.Llew Jones                    
 Term 3: Mediaeval Tales: eg, Branwen, Gelert
 
KEY ASSESSMENTS

 Term 1: Writing assessment: autobiography of an animal
                  O
ral assessment: speech discussing animal rights
 Term 2: Reading assessment
 Term 3: Oral assessment: individual presentation Reading assessment
                  Writing assessment: discursive / persuasive writing
 
YEAR 8
 
 Term 1: Wales and the World   
 Term 2: Class novel (eg, Un Noson Dywyll, T. Llew Jones)                 
 Term 3:
 
KEY ASSESSMENTS

 Term 1: Reading assessment: Cantre’r Gwaelod
                  Writing assessment: Description of the sea
 Term 2: Oral assessment: news bulletin based on a tragedy
                  Reading assessment: review of a novel
 Term 3: Oral assessment: speech ‘Chickibites’
                  Writing assessment: Discursive letter: Tryweryn
 
YEAR 9

 Term 1: Class novel      
 Term 2: Class novel
 Term 3: Class novel

KEY ASSESSMENTS

 Term 1: Factual reading assessment 
                  Group oral assessment: topical discussion
 Term 2: Creative writing task Review of a novel 
 Term 3: Group oral assessment: topical discussion
                  Writing assessment: speech or letter expressing an opinion
 
SKILLS
Communication, reading, writing, oral, working with others, discussing feelings and emotions, finding information, arranging information, noting information,  evaluating, thinking skills, interpreting, reflecting, expressing an opinion, Information Technology, drafting, editing, improving

AIMING HIGHER 

YEAR 7

 Personal reading
 Noting and learning new vocabulary
 Personal research
 Competitions

YEAR 8

 Set 1: Personal reading programme
 Sets 2 and 3: Following a television series noting and learning new vocabulary

YEAR 9
Read 10 novels during the year and complete a task of personal choice based on each novel. The tasks are distributed at the beginning of the year and tasks will be monitored every term
 
HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT YOUR CHILD IN WELSH
 Ensure that home reading assignments are completed
 Encourage your son / daughter to speak Welsh socially
 Encourage your son / daughter to watch Welsh TV programmes – (eg, Rownd a Rownd, Mosgito, Planed Plant and any other recommendations)
 Encourage your son / daughter to seek help as required
 Check the Contact Book frequently
 
Key Stage 4: GCSE
 
Key Stage 5: A/AS Level