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Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bryn Tawe


Culture vultures!

A successful and culturally-crammed weekend was spent with year 12 in the North of England during the first weekend of October. After an early 5am departure on Friday morning, we made the long and tiring trek across the Pennines to Brontë country, and the Parsonage museum, the childhood home of Charlotte, Emily and Anne. Indeed, the journey across the rugged landscape certainly confirmed how the environment had been used to spark some of the most evocative scenes from literary classics like ‘Jane Eyre’ and ‘Wuthering Heights’. Year 12 listened intently to a fascinating talk on how the Brontës had been brought up in Haworth and had overcome family tragedy to pen their most famous works. In particular, the tour of the museum provided students with a fascinating insight into what had inspired the writing of our set text, Charlotte Brontë’s ‘Jane Eyre’. Some of our sixth forms dressed for the action as they ventured back to the Victorian era. It was onwards to Manchester and Saturday’s matinee performance of the set drama text, Tennessee Williams’ tour de force, ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ and a mesmerising performance by Maxine Peake. Many thanks to Mr Shaw for organising the excursion and to Miss Comley and Mr Ray Thomas for the support during the visit.






Parent Invitation – Introduction to the Mentoring System

Invitation – PDF Format

Autumn Newsletter

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Information – GCSE English Language/Literature 2016-17

Year 11:  This letter outlines arrangements for the GCSE in English Language and Literature for year 11 this year.

Year 11 Letter (2016-17)

Year 10:  This letter outlines arrangements for the GCSE in English Language and Literature for year 10 this year.

Year 10 Letter (2016-17)

New Job: Progress Officer

Please find below the application form for a newly advertised post within the school – ‘Progress Officer’.

Job Description (welsh version)

Application Form

GCSE Exam Results / returning to the Sixth Form

GCSE Exam results Letter

Sports news

Congratulations to Theo Morris who has had great success in weight lifting. Theo has recently broken the Welsh U15 record in the under 69Kg category. He was recently selected to represent Wales in a weight lifting competition in Austria.

Congratultions to Lauren Smyth from Year 10. Lauren won her first open ladies touch rugby cap. She represented Wales in the European Championship that was held over in Jersey at the beginning of the month, with Wales coming second in the tournament.

Congratulations to Iwan Beggs (Yr10) and Theo Morris (Yr9) who have had a successful athletics season. Both became County Champions with Iwan winning the high jump competition and Theo the 300 meters. They were selected to represent the county in the Welsh Championships held in Cardiff in July.  Iwan came 4th and Theo 5th in their events. Da iawn chi fechgyn.

Medi Phillips, a student in Year 9 has had great success in Judo recently.  She came second in the Welsh Games recently and has been selected to compete for Wales in the British Championships in September.  All the very best to you!

Llun chwaraeon