Our Ethos

At Ysgol Rhosnesni High School we are proud of the achievements of our students in a wide range of fields both academic and enrichment, and we believe in high standards and expectations. We believe that we can make a positive difference to the future life-chances of each and every young person.


We believe in working together with our students to develop their future roles as ambassadors of learning, citizens and workers and aim to equip them with the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding they will need for future adult life.

English

Key Stage 4

Year 10

The Year 10 GCSE Course concentrates on preparing students for their examination papers in English Literature. Three set texts will be studied for this qualification and as well as having the opportunity to discuss themes, characters and literary techniques, students will learn about the social and cultural contexts in which texts were written. Students will also be required to complete two Controlled Assessments which count for 25% of the overall grade awarded. In addition, students will learn how to write literary essays, and there will be considerable focus on past papers in order to facilitate a better understanding of the texts, to improve essay writing skills and of course, to best prepare the students for the examinations.

Year 11

The Year 11 GCSE Course concentrates on preparing students for their examination papers in English Language. Students will have the opportunity to read and respond to a variety of texts as well as developing their understanding of different styles of writing. There will be two Speaking and Listening Controlled Assessments during the year which count for 20% of the

final grade awarded. In addition there will be a focus on exam techniques and past papers in order tosbest prepare the students for the examinations.

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