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Information for current pupils of Y Pant

Cardiff University workshops & lectures for 6th form

cardiffUniversityCardiff University Curriculum Support are linking with schools and are offering a series of workshops and lectures relating to AS Level, A Level and degree level subjects.

Follow this link http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/curriculumsupport to investigate the range of subjects on offer and to register for events. Individuals can attend events once registered or if there is enough interest (eg. a full minibus) School may be able to organise transport.

Why bother? Apart from invaluable subject enrichment, attending events outside school proves you are passionate about subjects and serious about taking studies further. When applying for courses of study after yr12/13 you can expand on the experiences gained in your personal statements.

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Homework Club

We are now running a homework club for pupils in all year groups. The club is run by a member of the teaching staff and during some sessions, 6th form students will be present to assist younger pupils as well.  We are aware that not all pupils have a quiet space, or the necessary resources at home and also that some pupils want to work with their friends and get their homework finished early.
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The details are as follows:
Days: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Time: 3pm to 4pm
Room: Room 14, above reception.  Any pupils who cannot go upstairs due to injury or disability, please report to reception and alternative arrangements will be found.
Transport: The school minibus will be able to transport students home at 4pm and will go to Brynnau, Llanharan and Llanharry.  Spaces on the minibus are limited to 16 and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.  The sign-up list for the minibus is in reception so pupils are able to reserve their seat before deciding whether to attend that night. There will be no charge for this.
Snacks: We are providing pupils who attend with a chewy bar and carton of juice or bottle of water.  Again this is currently free of charge.
Resources: Stationery is provided along with other books and resources pupils may need.  Computers are available as is a colour printer.
Attendance at homework club is not compulsory but pupils who regularly fail to complete homework to a good standard will be encouraged to attend.

 

Yr 12/13 news…Interested in a career in medicine or research? Read on…

EVENT DETAILS: SATURDAY 20TH SEPT 10am – 3pm FREE ENTRY – Click here for tickets.

Find out how we are fighting cancer in Wales at the free drop-in event: Cardiff Cancer Research Open Day

  • Meet our cancer scientists, doctors and nurses
  • Go behind the scenes in our lab*
  • Find out more about cancer research happening near you, from  lab research to clinical trials with short talks, fun games and interactive demonstrations

Come along and experience our local cancer research brought to life by the researchers themselves. See how researchers in Cardiff are working together to discover and pioneer new cancer treatments.

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There will be interactive activities suitable for all ages including children.

* Please note, due to health and safety reasons, minimum age for lab tour will be 13.

The Open Day includes a talk programme with short talks delivered by top researchers and clinicians, which are suitable for a public audience. The programme will be:

10:30am: ‘Personalised Medicine’ by Dr Rachel Butler, Consultant Clinical Geneticist and Head of All Wales Genetics Laboratory ‘

11:30am: ‘Using the Immune System to Fight Cancer’ by Prof Andy Sewell, Associate Director for Immunity and Infection Research Institute, Cardiff University School of Medicine

12:30pm: ‘Understanding basic cancer biology in the search for new treatments’ by Prof Alan Clarke, Director of Cancer Research UK Cardiff Centre and European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute

1:30pm: ‘Hot off the Press: New test predicts survival in blood cancer patients’ by Prof Chris Pepper, Institute of Cancer and Genetics, Cardiff University School of Medicine

2:15pm:  ‘Improving outcomes through clinical trials’ by Dr Richard Adams, Consultant Oncologist at Velindre NHS Trust and Director of the Wales Cancer Trials Unit

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Year 13 student Callum reports on his Swansea Uni experience

During the summer holidays I went to the S4 Swansea university science summer school where I participated in university-level science workshops and experiments. Initially when informed about the opportunity I was quite reluctant to enroll because I didn’t think I would enjoy it but I am so glad I did. It turned out to be one of the best experiences of my life and has definitely motivated me to do well in my A levels so that I can go to university.

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 Day one

On my first full day at the summer school, I studied computing with a techno camp workshop. In teams of 4 we designed a robot from Lego NXT mind storm kits and programmed it on the computer. We competed amongst other teams to see who’s robot was superior. We had to guide our robot around mazes, park it in parking spaces etc. After that we played robot football where we had to design a robot to be a striker and defend the goals at the same time. This was turned into a competition to see who’s robot could score and defend the most amounts of goals.

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After the workshop everyone was given free time and so with the friends I had made so far we explored the gigantic university campus and later walked to Swansea town centre to explore to shops. Later in the evening there was a pub quiz held by the summer school where we grouped together with teachers and answered science questions.

Day two

On the second day I studied biology where I learnt about the topic of marine biology and I had to dissect a mackerel. While dissecting this mackerel I learnt about its internal structures and their functions, I enjoyed this so much because you got to see what you were learning from a physical prospective.  After that we got a tour around Swansea universities science facilities and learnt about the importance of algae, why it is grown from business and its important medical uses. We also got to see muscle filtration and hold real life marine animals such as blue lobsters.

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After the workshop, the summer school then took us to the cinema that they have on campus. It was absolutely packed with people of a variety of ages. We watched an Asian cartoon film, which was similar to anime.

Day three

On the third day I studied physics and mathematics. I learnt about finding exoplanets. I found this really interesting as we got to learn about space and I actually understood it really well considering mathematics and physics are not my strong point. We had to conduct an experiment using a light sensor to detect the shadow created as our exoplanet circled our star. We did this using software on the computer, it was so interesting.

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After the workshop, my friends and I went to the beach, which is directly opposite the university campus. During the week we had also met other students from Germany that were staying in the same halls of residence and so we invited them to the beach with us. We all went in the sea, played volleyball, built a campfire and sat around it until late.

Day four

On the fourth day of Swansea summer school I participated in a geography workshop where we learnt about climate change. We conducted an experiment with collecting carbon dioxide in different heats which was meant to represent the different distances away from the sun, it was really fun.  Later on in the day we explored the university campus to look at the wild life, we then participated in a dendrochronological experiment where we drilled holes into trees and removed sections of the tree to analysis the patterns of tree rings to see how old the tree was, to see if it was a victim of disease or a natural disaster.

After the work shop we all headed to Mumbles beach area where we explored the natural wild life before heading to the beach to explore general marine life. As a group we then explored the beach, went in the sea and generally enjoyed ourselves.

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Fifth day

On the last day we had a talk about UCAS applications from S4 ambassadors who are current students at Swansea Univeristy, Swansea university lectures, professors and Swansea university admissions tutors. They showed us previous examples of personal statements, what they like to see and what they expect from us. They also showed us what they don’t like to see and how to avoid it. There was then a award ceremony and students that had excelled in the individual workshops were rewarded with vouchers, certificates and clothes. There was also an award from the best tweet.

If I choose to go to Swansea University I will receive a £500 bursary just for completing the weeklong Swansea university summer school. The experience was definitely worthwhile as I got to immerse myself in the student lifestyle as well as expand my education. I would definitely recommend it to anyone that is interested.

 

 

6th Form Registration Structure

The registration structure for 6th form is compulsory for ALL students in years 12 and 13.  Attendance at registration from 8:30 to 9 am is very important as it enables the school to pass on information and for 6th form students to be accurately registered.  Attendance at this time is compulsory on Mondays and Thursdays for all students.  All other days depends upon timetable.

—Monday –   Compulsory registration for ALL students

—Tuesday –   Compulsory registration for ALL students who have lessons during periods 1 – 3.

—Wednesday –  Compulsory registration for ALL students who have lessons during periods 1 – 3.

—Thursday –   Compulsory Assembly for ALL students (Lesser Hall)

—Friday - Compulsory registration for ALL students who have lessons during periods 1 – 3.

Autumn 2014 – Extended Provision Timetable

The extended provision timetable for the Autumn term has been published.  Students have been given the timetable and yellow signup form in registration but it can be downloaded here.

Activity Options Form YEPS Autumn 2014-Y Pant

Monday

Monday Lunchtime

Activity Location Age Time Duration
Badminton Sports Hall Year 7+ 1.10pm-2.00pm 11 wks

Monday Session 1

Activity Location Age Time Duration
Swimming Leisure Centre Year 7+ 2.50pm–4.50pm 10 wks
Badminton Leisure Centre Year 7+ 2.50pm–4.50pm 10 wks
Fitness Suite Leisure Centre Year 7+ 2.50pm-4.50pm 10 wks
School Rugby Sports Field Year 7+ 3.00pm-4.30pm 13 wks
Girls Hockey Sports Field Year 7+ 3.00pm-4.30pm 13 wks
Photography Rm 6 Year 7+ 3.00pm-5.00pm 10 wks
Chill Out Room Rm 47 Year 7+ 3.00pm-5.00pm 10 wks

Monday Session 2

Extended Provision Y Pant School Year 7 + 5.30pm–8.00pm 13 wks

Tuesday

Tuesday Lunchtime

Activity Location Age Time Duration
Futsal Sports Hall Year 7+ 1.10pm-2.00pm 11 wks

Tuesday  Session 1

Activity Location Age Time Duration
School Football Sports Field Year 7+ 3.00pm-4.30pm 13 wks
School Netball Sports Field Year 7+ 3.00pm-4.30pm 13 wks
Table Tennis Gym Year 7+ 3.00pm-5.00pm 10 wks
Film Making Rm 58 Year 7+ 3.00pm-5.00pm 10 wks
Chill Out Room Rm 47 Year 7+ 3.00pm-5.00pm 10 wks

Tuesday  Session 2

Extended Provision YG Llanhari Year 7 + 6.30pm–8.30pm 13 wks

Wednesday

Wednesday Lunchtime

Activity Location Age Time Duration
Rush Hockey Sports Hall Year 7+ 1.10pm-2.00pm 11 wks

Wednesday  Session 1

Activity Location Age Time Duration
Girls Football Sports Field Year 7+ 3.00pm-4.30pm 13 wks
Rebounding Gym Year 7 + 3.00pm-5.00pm 10 wks
Jewellery Making Rm 57 Year 7 + 3.00pm-5.00pm 10 wks
Youth Theatre (Yr 7-9) Main Hall Year 7+ 3.00pm-5.00pm 10 wks
Dance Drama Studio Year 7+ 3.00pm-5.00pm 10 wks
Chill Out Room Rm 47 Year 7 + 3.00pm-5.00pm 10 wks

Wednesday  Session 2

Activity Location Age Time Duration
Youth Theatre Drama studio Year 7 + 6.00pm-8.00pm 10 wks
Extended Provision Y Pant School Year 7 + 5.30pm–8.00pm 13 wks

Thursday

Thursday Lunchtime

Activity Location Age Time Duration
Gymnastics Sports Hall Year 7 + 1.10pm-2.00pm 11 wks

Thursday  Session 1

Activity Location Age Time Duration
Golf The Vale Resort Year 7+ 3.00pm–4.45pm 10 wks
Animation Lesser Hall Year 7+ 3.00pm–5.00pm 10 wks
Duke of Edinburgh Rm 54 Year 11 3.00pm–5.00pm 10 wks
Chill Out Room Rm 47 Year 7+ 3.00pm–5.00pm 10 wks

Thursday  Session 2

Activity Location Age Time Duration
Extended Provision YG Llanhari Year 7 + 6.30pm–8.30pm 13 wks

Friday

Friday Lunchtime

Activity Location Age Time Duration
None

Friday  Session 1

Activity Location Age Time Duration
Ice Skating Planet Ice Year 7 + 3.00pm-6.30pm 5 wks

Friday  Session 2

Activity Location Age Time Duration
None

6th form summer projects

The Art, English, Welsh and Spanish departments have set tasks for 6th form students to complete over the summer holidays.  Students should already be aware of this but they are listed here as a reminder.

Sixth Form Summer Projects 2014

In addition for year 12 students only, the followin RE coursework has been set:

To research individually or in pairs and produce an information leaflet on ‘Hinduism’.

You need to explore and include:

  • Front cover
  • Contents page
  • Brahman/gods/goddesses
  • India – population, politics, geography, a map
  • Key concepts/beliefs: reincarnation (samsara); dharma; karma; moksha, caste system;
  • Hinduism in Britain/Wales
  • Symbols – e.g. Aum (OM), Swastika, Conch Shell, Lotus Flower
  • Any other additional information.
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography – reference quotations/research and list books used.
  • Use ICT – Publisher/Word or hand write with pictures.

If you need any further assistance then contact me on my gmail account: donna.graves@ypant.co.uk