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Information for current pupils of Y Pant

Local Apprenticeship Opportunities

Rhondda Cynon Taf council have a number of paid apprenticeships starting soon.  The closing date for all is either the 10th or 17th July.

You can find out more and apply on their website.

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Apprentice Civil Engineering Technician 17 Jul 2015 12:00 BST
Apprentice Mechanic 17 Jul 2015 12:00 BST
Apprentice Procurement Assistant 17 Jul 2015 12:00 BST
Apprentice Theatre Technician 17 Jul 2015 12:00 BST
Community Support Worker Apprentice 17 Jul 2015 12:00 BST
Digital Literacy Technician Apprentice 17 Jul 2015 12:00 BST
Early Year’s Apprentice 17 Jul 2015 12:00 BST
Events & Tourism Apprentice 17 Jul 2015 12:00 BST
Housing Grant Surveyor Apprentice 17 Jul 2015 12:00 BST
Parks & Countryside Apprentice 17 Jul 2015 12:00 BST
Pensions Assistant Apprentice 17 Jul 2015 12:00 BST
Print, Mail and Scanning Apprentice 17 Jul 2015 12:00 BST
Receptionist / Stores Controller 10 Jul 2015 12:00 BST
Signmaker Apprentice 17 Jul 2015 12:00 BST
Welder Apprentice 17 Jul 2015 12:00 BST

6th form option choices

You can find all the information you need about option choices at the Y Pant – Bryncelynnog 6th form consortium on our dedicated website.

This is available at all times on the menu above by visiting Students –> 6th form information –> 6th form options.

There have been some small amendments to option columns this week.

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Whitsun Half Term Revision Sessions

The following revision sessions will run over half-term (all English sessions in room 56)

Tuesday 26th May

  • Media Studies (A2) for year 13 with Miss Umbleja – 9am to 1pm.

Wednesday 27th May

  • Media Studies (GCSE) for year 11 with Miss Umbleja – 9am to 1pm.
  • Foundation Tier English Language revision (Focus Group and sets 3 and 4) 9am to 11am.
  • Higher Tier English Language revision (Miss. Jones’ class 11X1) 11am to 1pm.
  • English A2 for year 13 with Mr Kuck – 9am to 1pm.

Thursday 28th May

  • Higher Tier English Language revision (Mr Kuck, Miss Powell and Miss Umbleja’s classes.

Friday 29th May

  • Maths GCSE for year 11 foundation and higher tiers 10am to 1pm.

 

Whitsun Half Term Extended Provision Activities

The following FREE activities are running at half-term.  There are still a few places left – sign-up quickly in the YEPS office before they all go!

Tuesday 26th May 2015 11.00am-3.00pm Surfing
Tuesday 26th May 2015 1.00pm-4.00pm Debating
Wednesday 27th May 2015 11.00am-2.00pm Extended Provision – Cooking
Wednesday 27th May 2015 11.00am-2.00pm Extended Provision – American Football
Thursday 28th May 2015 12.00pm-3.00pm Go-Karting

Summer Term Extended Provision Activities 2015

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Extended Provision – 13th April 2015-15th July 2015

Monday Lunchtime

Activity Location Age Time Duration
Volley Ball Sports Hall Year 7+ 1.10pm-2.00pm 10 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
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 Lunchtime

Activity Location Age Time Duration
Futsal Sports Hall Year 7+ 1.10pm-2.00pm 10 wks

Tuesday  Session 1

Activity Location Age Time Duration
School Football Sports Field Year 7+ 3.00pm-4.00pm 10 wks
School Cricket Sports Field Year 7+ 3.00pm-4.00pm 10 wks
Jewellery Making TBC 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 Lunchtime

Activity Location Age Time Duration
Fitness Sports Hall Year 7+ 1.10pm-2.00pm 10 wks

Wednesday  Session 1

Activity Location Age Time Duration
Free Running Gym Year 7+ 3.00pm-5.00pm 10 wks
Tennis Tennis Courts Year 7 + 3.00pm-5.00pm 10 wks
Pyropraphy (Wood Burning) Rm 30 Year 7 + 3.00pm-5.00pm 10 wks
Youth Theatre (Yr 7-9) Drama Studion Year 7+ 3.00pm-5.00pm 10 wks
Dance Rm 68 Year 7+ 3.00pm-4.00pm 10 wks
Information, Advice & Guidance Session Rm 45 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 Lunchtime

Activity Location Age Time Duration
Running & Core Fitness (Girls) Gym Year 7 + 1.10pm-2.00pm 10 wks

Thursday  Session 1

Activity Location Age Time Duration
Golf The Vale Resort Year 7+ 3.00pm–4.45pm 10 wks
Doodlewear 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 Lunchtime

Activity Location Age Time Duration
Tennis Sports Hall Year 7 + 1.10pm-2.00pm 10 wks

Friday  Session 1

Activity Location Age Time Duration
Warhammer Rm 57 Year 7 + 3.00pm-5.00pm 10 wks

Friday  Session 2

Activity Location Age Time Duration
None

Key Stage 3 Assessment Fortnight Details

Assessment Fortnight will run from 8th June to 20th June. Details of assessment content for each subject can be found in Table 1 of the attached document.

Year 7

All assessments will take place during normal timetabled lessons within the Assessment Fortnight.  Pupils will be informed of the exact date and period by their subject teachers.

Years 8 and 9

Most exams will take place in the Sports Hall – please refer to Table 2 in the attached document.

A few assessments will take place during normal timetabled lessons within the Assessment Fortnight.  Pupils will be informed of the exact date and period by their subject teachers.

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National Reading and Numeracy Test Arrangements

As part of the Welsh Government’s drive to improve standards in literacy and numeracy, all students from Years 7 to 9 are required to sit National Reading and Numeracy Tests.

No extra revision will be required for these tests. However, over the next few days some lessons will have time allocated to working through sample materials in order to familiarise students with the process.

Any student absent for the scheduled test date will have the opportunity to sit the tests before the test window ends on Tuesday 12th May. Rest assured that all necessary provisions will be made for any students with additional learning needs. Results will be available to parents/carers by the end of the summer term.

More information can be found about the tests on the Literacy and Numeracy Support website or at www.learning.wales.gov.uk

The timetable for the tests is as follows.

Reading Tests and Numerical Procedures Tests

These tests will both be sat in the Sports Hall in a 2 hour block.  The Reading Test is 1 hour and the Numerical Procedures test is 30 minutes.   Students should go to their timetabled lessons to register as normal, before being directed to the Sports Hall to sit the tests.

Day/Time Year Group
Thursday 7th May 8.35am. 9
Thursday 7th May 11.15 am. 8
Friday 8th May 11.15am 7

Numerical Reasoning Tests

This additional test involves the presentation of stimulus material via PowerPoint. It is therefore necessary to split students into smaller groups. Again, students should go to timetabled lessons to register as normal, before being directed to the tests as follows:

Day/Time

Year/Group

Location

Wednesday 6th May

Period 1 9X1 Main Hall
9X2 Room 68
Period 2 9X3 Main Hall
9X4 Room 68
Period 3 9Y1 Main Hall
9Y2 Room 68
Period 4 9Y3 Main Hall
9YS and 9Y4 Room 68

Thursday 7th May

Period 1 7A2 Main Hall
7A1 Room 68
Period 2 7A3 Main Hall
7A4 Room 17
Period 3 7B2 Main Hall
7B3 Room 68
Period 4 7C1 Main Hall
7C2 and 7C3 Room 68
Period 5 7B1 Room 68

Friday 8th May

Period 1 8Y1 Main Hall
8Y2 Room 68
Period 2 8X1 Main Hall
8X2 Room 68
Period 3 8Y4 and YS Main Hall
8Y3 Room 68
Period 4 8X4 Main Hall
8X3 Room 68

Comenius – A Reflection on Norway

Last week 3 year nine pupils represented Y Pant at the Comenius Conference in Norway.  They joined 5 other European countries in the last meeting of the project, My 21st Century.  Here Riya Kale (RK) and Megan Rees (MR) discuss their visit.

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Why were you selected to go to Norway?

MR: We won a competition and the prize was to go to Norway.  We visited a town called Sandnes.

RK: Our entries were presentations about Architecture and Society.  We used the brief (a Winston Churchill quote) and interpreted it in our own way.  Therefore we focused on our family backgrounds and compared and looked at the differences to our lives in Wales especially as we are from India, Nepal and Ireland.

Can you explain the project?

RK: The project is called My 21st Century.  We presented our PowerPoint on Architecture and Society as well as our stop-motion film and our line poster about how we interpret buildings in the future.  It’s a fun, confidence building experience where you can make a bunch of new friends of all different cultures.

MR: It’s a chance to build friendships with lots of different people whilst being part of a fun and interesting project.  The other schools in the project presented work about how houses will be adapted in the future to be more eco-friendly, about how town planning will evolve and the Dutch school made videos representing how they will live in 50 years’ time.

Where did you stay?

MR: We stayed with a Norwegian host family.  Their house was different to the houses here in Wales.  It was wooden and had 3 floors.

RK: The architecture was different.  It was rare to see a brick building.  All houses were made from wood.  My host’s house was very modern.

What did you do in Norway?

RK: Apart from representing Y Pant and presenting our work, we had a range of different activities: we went sight-seeing; we went to the beach; we participated in teambuilding activities such as Irish and Catalan dancing; we went bowling; we went hiking (even though the view of the town was blocked by fog!); we visited fun interactive museums.

What was the highlight of the trip?

MR: For me it was meeting new and different people.  I also enjoyed going to the beach.

RK: Making new friends and going on the hike because I really got to know people.

What did you learn?

MR: You can have a lot in common with someone who is from a completely different background.

RK: There’s no point in being shy!  Just talk to people because you only have a limited time.

Do you have any tips for future Comenius/Erasmus + travellers?

RK: Pack suitable clothing according to activities.

MR: Relax and be yourself.  Take a plug adaptor!

Would you participate in Comenius again?

RK: Yes!  I would do Comenius again, to make new friends in a different experience and also to have the chance to meet our new found friends again.

MR: Yes, to have the chance to learn even more about other cultures.

Revision Timetable Template for Year 11

We have produced a revision timetable template for year 11 students.  This is a Word document that can be edited.  We have included all the Easter/Whitsun revision sessions and all the timetabled exams for year 11 students.

Students can use this to create their own revision timetable.  We advise cross-checking with the exam timetable to ensure that all YOUR exams have been included.

After Easter, we will be talking to year 11 students about focusing their revision timetables in the run up to the GCSE exams.

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Click to download the revision timetable template

If you cannot open the document, please add a comment below and we’ll put the file up in other formats.

 

Easter and Whitsun Revision Sessions

Once again a number of colleagues are putting on revision sessions prior to upcoming exams during the Easter and Whitsun holidays. I have attached the schedule and the details of the times. Students should contact the name linked to the revision session if they have any queries. The sessions will take place in the normal teaching rooms of the staff listed. I hope you will take full advantage of this opportunity as part of your revision programme. Best of luck.
Andy Hurley, Deputy Headteacher
Please click on the image to download the timetable as a PDF document.
Update 27/03/15 – the History session on Friday 10th is now full.
The Physics sessions with Mr Browne on Thursday 9th April are for 11Y2, 11X2 and 11X3.  Mr Browne will NOT be covering material of use to students taking separate sciences.

Easter Revision

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Whitsun Revision

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