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Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bryn Tawe


News from the Welsh Department

A group of Year 13 pupils went to see the Welsh film “Y Llyfrgell” in the Taliesin Theatre and enjoyed it greatly. During the same week, Year 12 and 13 pupils studying A Level Welsh had the opportunity to attend a day of lectures at Academi Hywel Teifi. Thanks to the Academi for organising several valuable lectures!

Once again this year, T.Llew Jones Day was celebrated with an assembly to remember him. In addition, a Treasure Hunt was organised for Year 7 and 8 during Welsh lessons.


A writing workshop was organised for a group of Year 10 boys in association with University of Wales Trinity Saint David as part of a new project. The Chief Bard Aneirin Karadog came to work with the boys for the day and to compose poems on the theme of war. There will be an opportunity for the pupils to read the poems in due course and to go to the University to see their poems displayed. Thanks to the University and to Aneirin Karadog for the day!


A Public Speaking competition was held for the school’s older pupils – various subjects were discussed, such as S4C, immigration, school uniform and independence for Wales. Congratulations to the pupils who took part: Sara Dafydd; Catrin Hedges; Lizzie Lewis; Claudia Hughes; Amelia Williams; Brandon Cooper; Steffan Leonard; Carys Thomas and Nansi Eccott. Sara, Catrin and Steffan will represent the school in the Rotary public speaking competition soon.




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