Autumn Term 2012
It's been a hectic first term in our new school building. Our end of term newsletter provides an insight into some of our successes and achievements.
Summer Term 2012
23rd August: Pupils at Ysgol Maesydderwen are celebrating another successful year with some outstanding A Level results with all students moving on to the University of their choice for the second consecutive year.
The school has attained 100% pass rate with 69% of students achieving A*-C. There were some exceptional individual results with some students achieving straight A grades.
GCSE results were also excellent, with almost two-thirds of students achieving at least 5 A*-C GCSEs. Many of these students will return to our Sixth Form and take advantage of our new building's state of the art facilities.
9th August: Building work is progressing well and we are on track to open for all pupils on Thursday, 6th September. The new entrance will be accessed from Croesffyrdd (past the swimming pool) and pupils will be given a tour of the new school and facilities on the first day back.
Summer Term 2012
28th June: Education Minister Leighton Andrews was quizzed by Ysgol Maesydderwen Welsh Baccalaureate students during a visit to the Welsh Government’s office in Aberystwyth.
The question and answer session was part of a Welsh Baccalaureate week at Aberystwyth where pupils from four schools in South Wales undertook a range of activities to support their Welsh Baccalaureate studies. The week was organised by the Welsh Government, Aberystwyth University and the National Library of Wales.
As part of their visit to the Welsh Government office at Aberystwyth the students were assigned a ministerial portfolio and asked to develop their own manifesto. The students developing the Education portfolio shared their new ideas with the Minister as well as questioning him on his thoughts for the future. Following the question and answer session the pupils visited the National Library of Wales and took part in an interactive lecture at Aberystwyth University.
10th May: A leavers' assembly was held for Year 11 and Year 13 pupils in the school hall. Former Maesydderwen pupil Richard Corgan was the guest speaker. He gave an excellent speech highlighting the importance of working at being confident and never giving up on your goals. Progress files were presented and there were speeches from Miss Jenkins (Head of Year 11) and Mr Burrows (Head of Year 13) as well as some of the pupils. Other pupils provided musical entertainment and there was a film prepared by Year 13 media students. After the assembly, pupils and guests were invited to an informal reception.
Good luck to all pupils with their forthcoming examinations!