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Record GCSE Results!

Records tumbled in yet another impressive year for students at Y Pant School.

75% of pupils entered achieved five GCSEs including English and Maths with 88% of the school’s Year 11 cohort attaining five GCSEs at A*-C grades: the best results day in the history of the school. In addition, 97% of the pupil cohort gained 5 A*-G GCSE passes. Nobody left the school without a qualification.

25 top performing students gained a fantastic 10 A/A* or better, with 5 pupils clocking up an amazing 11 or more A*s – Megan Brown (11), Jessica Collins (13), Juliet Johns (12), Lucy McCarthy (13) and Kiera White(11). Jessica said: “I’m astonished! I had worked really hard throughout the courses, but I’m thrilled to get these results.”

Well done to all our students and their supportive parents.   A huge thank you, also, to our dedicated staff who have worked tirelessly to help secure these successes. This has been a great year for the school and for this cohort of young people in particular. As a school we are proud of the exceptional standards reached by our students and the ways in which students continue to fulfil their potential at the school.

The results handed out this summer are the rewards of years of hard work by these pupils and their teachers. It is a proud day in the history of the school and a proud day for these youngsters and their families.

A Level Success!

It was another very good year at Y Pant School as students celebrated their A Level results.

26% of results were awarded A* or A for students taking courses at Y Pant; 53% were awarded A*-B grades: both above the national Welsh average.

Seven students achieved the equivalent of at least 3 A grades at A Level. Jacqueline Hopkins achieved 2 A*s, 1 Starred Distinction and an A grade. Arwel Poacher achieved 2 A*, an A grade and the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification. Ellen Havard achieved 1 A*, 2 A grades and the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification. Sophie Thomas achieved 1 A*, 2 As and 1 B grade. Faye Jones achieved 1A*, 1 A grade and the Welsh Baccalaureate. Gareth Day and Alex Rogers each scored 3 A grades.

We are, once again, very pleased with these strong results. As a school we are proud of the standards reached by our students and the ways in which students continue to fulfil their potential at the school.

The results handed out today are the rewards of years of hard work by these pupils and their teachers. It is a proud day for the school and a proud day for these youngsters and their families. We wish all our students the best for the future and we are thrilled that so many have successfully obtained places on their chosen university courses, apprenticeship placements or are in a strong position to make positive choices for their futures after a gap year.



Students to train in UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Three pupils attended The Volunteers Celebration Evening 2014 at Hawthorn Leisure Centre, to receive recognition for the work they have completed with the UNCRC Young People’s Training Group.  Paige Jones, Juliette Johns and Latif Bryant, have been receiving training in how to deliver The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) to school staff, governors and pupils.  They are the first group in RCT to receive this training and will start the delivery programme during the 2014 Autumn term.

Well done to all three, you are a credit to Y Pant School.


Y Pant Uniform for September 2014

Uniform may be purchased from the uniform classroom, which is room 28, (not the Gymnasium)

  • Monday 14th July – 5pm-8pm
  • Tuesday 15th July – 5pm -8pm
  • Wednesday 16th July – 5pm -8pm
  • Thursday 17th July – 5pm – 8pm
  • Wednesday 27th August – 5pm – 8pm
  • Thursday 28th August – 5pm – 8pm

The school uniform shop is also open every Thursday during term time from 3:15 to 6pm from September.

Uniform prices are listed here.


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:

Scott Russell appointed Youth Inspector

Scott Russell, year 10, has recently secured the post of Youth Inspector within the youth provision of RCTCBC.  Youth Inspectors are dedicated volunteering young people, who work with other inspectors to carry out inspections in various provisions throughout RCT.  The aims of the inspections are to improve the services that are offered to young people.  Congratulations Scott, you will make and excellent Youth Inspector


Costa del Sol trip

Señora Fernandez, Señor Pelaez and Señorita O’Keefe accompanied 29 Y Pant pupils to Malaga.  They left in the extreme early hours of Saturday morning and arrived in sunny Spain just in time for lunch.  After exploring Malaga town centre, the group headed for the beach (for a well needed siesta) and some pollo/pescado.  During the trip the group also visited Frigiliana, Nerja, Mijas and Puerto Banús.  Delicious Spanish food was consumed (paella, chorizo, churros y chocolate, helado…) and Malaga street talk was learnt (¡Osú mi madre, qué calor!) After 4 action packed days the group returned home to (a not so sunny) Pontyclun all tired out, thank goodness the summer holidays are only around the corner!