Easter Revision Sessions for years 11-13

The following revision sessions are running over the holidays.  In order to book onto these sessions please email revision@ypant.co.uk.

First Week of the Holidays (10/04/17-14/04/17)

DATE

 

TIME TEACHER/VENUE SUBJECT TARGETED STUDENTS
Monday 10th April 2017

 

9.00am – 12.00pm Miss Corfield

G21

Catering Revision – Year 11
Monday 10th April 2017

 

9.00am – 12.00pm Miss Bunce

F16

Computing Coursework Catch Up – Year 13
Monday 10th April 2017

 

9.30am – 2.00pm Mrs Graves

F15

R.E GCSE SPEC B Unit 2 (only 11PY3, 11PY5/11PZ3 classes) 9.30 – 11.30pm  

GCSE SPEC A Unit 8 JUDAISM (Year 11 ETH only) 12.00pm – 2.00pm.

Monday 10th April 2017

 

9.00am – 2.00pm Miss Fernandez

DF6

Spanish Revision – Year 13 (9.00am -12.00pm)

Revision – Year 11 (12.00pm – 2.00pm)

Tuesday 11th April 2017 9.00am – 1.00pm Miss Nowell-Hughes

Miss Gold F1/F2

Art Catch Up Session – Year 11, 12 and 13
Tuesday 11th April 2017 9.00am – 12.00pm Miss Jones

Lecture Theatre

English Revision – Year 12
Wednesday 12th April 2017 9.00am – 2.00pm Mr Draper

G19

Systems & Control (DT) Coursework Catch Up – Year 11
Thursday 13th April 2017 9.00am – 2.00pm Mr Muscat

F16

Computing Practical Computing Catch Up and Support

Second Week of the Holidays (17/04/17-21/04/17)

DATE

 

TIME TEACHER/VENUE SUBJECT TARGETED STUDENTS
Tuesday 18th April 2017

 

9.00am – 12.00pm Mrs Dyson, Miss Powell, Mr Kuck English Revision – Year 10 – (D-C and B-A* Students). (Meet in Lecture Theatre)
Tuesday 18th April 2017

 

9.00am – 3.00pm Miss Purcell and Miss Pugh 6th Form Welsh Bacc. A catch up clinic for all students in years 10-13
Wednesday 19th April 2017

 

9.00am – 12.00pm Mrs Dyson, Miss Jones, Mr Kuck English Revision – Year 11 – (D-C and B-A* Students). (Meet in Lecture Theatre)
Wednesday 19th April 2017

 

9.00am – 1.30pm Mr Browne

F29

Physics Revision – Year 11 (Y1 & Y2)

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Wednesday 19th April 2017

 

9.00am – 1.30pm Mrs Burnell

F14

R.E Revision – Year 10 REP and year 11 re-sit for UNIT 1 paper 9am -11am. Revision – Year 11 ETH only – 11.30am – 1.30pm.
Thursday 20th April 2017

 

9.00am – 2.00pm Mrs Davey

F17

Computing Revision – Year 11 Computing (9.30– 12)

Revision – Year 11 ICT (12.30 – 3)

Thursday 20th April 2017 10.00am – 3.00pm Mrs Rose

DF5

French Revision – Year 12
Thursday 20th April 2017 9.00am – 12.00pm Miss Matthews

DF5

P.E Revision – Year 11
Friday 21st April 2017 10.00am – 3.00pm Mr Thomas

DF1 (Studio)

Drama Revision – Year 11 (Also opportunity to rehearse GCSE Scripted Performances)
Friday 21st April 2017 9.00am – 2.00pm Mr Battle/Mr Jones

F5/F6

Geography Revision – Year 11

 

MENNA BURMINGHAM YEAR 9 CLAIMS THE TITLE OF ENGLISH CHAMPION!

Menna Burmingham Y9 has been a black belt in Taekwondo for almost two years and regularly attends tournaments across the country.  She recently took part in the very busy TAGB English Championships that was held on Sunday 12th March at the Worcester Arena.  Menna competed in the Girls Black Belt Patterns. This is a fiercely competitive division and Menna had to go through three rounds, each time having to deliver her intricate pattern with the same level of accuracy and composure.  However, it certainly paid off in the final head-to-head round, where she gave an unbeatable performance to claim the title of English Champion for herself. (Menna’s no stranger to holding an English Patterns title though as she first lifted the trophy a couple of years ago when she was a Red Belt.)

Menna also reached the semi-final in the Girls Middleweight Black Belt Sparring event, (bronze) by combining some strong kicking with sheer skill and determination.

Her next major tournament is the Welsh Open in May. Menna is also hoping to travel to the European Championships in June which are being held in Poland.

Y Pant pupils visit the world in a day

Last week we took part in the Google Expeditions Pioneer Programme and were able to take pupils on field trips all over the world – and beyond!

Google came into school for the day and brought with them 60 smartphones.  Using the Google Expeditions App and cardboard Virtual Reality viewers, pupils were able to experience 360-degree tours to places as diverse as New York’s immigration centres, Barcelona, the Arctic, the Great Barrier Reef, the human respiratory system and the Moon!

Pupils were excited to experience this technology and there were many gasps of astonishment as we came face to face with a Great White Shark or experienced standing on the Great Wall of China.

Anyone wanting to try this at home needs two smartphones, or one smartphone and a tablet (one needs to act as the expedition leader) and a Google cardboard (which can be purchased for as little as £5 online).  Check your smartphone can run the Google Expeditions App before purchasing!  It’s fun and has some serious learning potential as well which we’ll be exploring.

Year 10 help at the St David’s Day Lunch

Year 10 Agored Cymru pupils volunteered to serve lunch for St David’s Day at the Lanhari Senior Citizen’s Hall. Community Participation is also an element of their Welsh Baccalaureate course. There were 50 guests who tucked into a traditional meal of cawl followed by tea / coffee and welsh cakes. Pupils called the raffle and enjoyed traditional Welsh songs such as Calon Lan and Myfanwy. The photos show the pupils building rapport with the guests and posing with the Mayor of RCT Mr Rhys Lewis. 

 

 

 

Student finance for 2017-18 – it’s time to apply

Students applying for university or college courses in 2017/18 should apply for their student finance now.

You don’t need to have a confirmed place at university or college –  use your preferred choice of course and change it later.

Apply now to make sure your money is ready at the start of your course. The quickest and easiest way to apply is online at www.studentfinancewales.co.uk.

Read this quick guide first.

Excellent work in Year 10 English presentations

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all students in Year 10 for their efforts in preparing for the individual presentations in English Language. Both myself, the department and the Senior Leadership Team have been mightily impressed with the mature attitude that has been displayed. We have listened to many engaging and ambitious speeches. The pupils have done themselves proud and taken the task seriously. 

Well done!
Mr. Kuck
Head of English

GCSE Maths & Numeracy Exam info for Year 10

Important Dates in Maths

Our current year 10 pupils will be sitting GCSE Numeracy and GCSE Maths in November 2017. The dates of the external exams are listed at the bottom. In preparation for this they will all be involved in mock exams to be held in October 2017.

Set 1 will be sitting higher tier and set 2 intermediate tier (with the option of then sitting higher tier the following summer). Set 3 will be sitting the intermediate tier and sets 4 and 5 the foundation tier (with the option of then sitting the intermediate tier the following summer). It is anticipated that the majority of pupils will re-sit these exams in the summer of 2018 in order to improve their grades. When pupils re-sit they always keep their BEST grade.

 

Nov 6th GCSE Numeracy – Unit 1 (Non-Calculator) (1¾ hours)

Nov 8th GCSE Numeracy – Unit 2 (Calculator) (1¾ hours)

 

Nov 10th GCSE Maths – Unit 1 (Non-Calculator)

Nov 13th GCSE Maths – Unit 2 (Calculator)