Working Together, Achieving More  ~  Cydweithio a Chyflawni

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Headteacher: Mr P. Grimes

Tudor Street, Ystradgynlais, Swansea, SA9 1AP

Our school mission statement is “ Working Together,  Achieving More” and this underpins all we do as a  school community. We have high expectations of all and  we are committed to supporting every pupil to achieve  their personal best.

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ADMISSIONS NOW OPEN To find out more about applying for a place  at Ysgol Maesydderwen, click the link below. ADMISSIONS

Key Stage 3

The Sixth Form

Additional Learning Needs

Specialist Teaching Facility

Learner Links

In years 10 and 11, all pupils study the core curriculum subjects of English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Numeracy, Science, Welsh Language, Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge, Physical Education, Personal & Social Education and Religious Education.  In addition, learners choose an additional 3 subjects from a range of option choices, which best suit their future learning pathways.  

All pupils study Welsh in Years 10 and 11 and sit a full course GCSE in Welsh 2nd Language at the end of Year 11.

Sex and Relationships Education is provided through Science and Personal and Social Education.  At all times, lessons dealing with sensitive issues are introduced with a strong sense of values and all resources are viewed by senior staff to ensure that they are appropriate.

Religious Education lessons are part of the core curriculum for all pupils in Key Stage 4.  The courses studied involve the ideas, beliefs and lifestyles of people committed to a faith.  They draw upon Christianity and other world religions for exemplar material.

Parents may ask for their son or daughter to be excused from Religious Education lessons and Sex and Relationships Education by contacting the Headteacher.

“I enjoy learning about new things and getting all of the help I need to get ready for my exams.  My teachers are enthusiastic about their subjects and they make sure we are on track.”  Year 11 Pupil

Key Stage 4

To support Learners as the commence or continue with their Key Stage 4 courses, we organised a virtual Information Evening on Thursday 21st October. All the resources shared during the evening can be found on this page:

We hope you find these resources useful in supporting progression through Key Stage 4.

If you have any queries regarding this material or require any further support please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Information Evening Presentation


Subject Presentations

Cymraeg Health & Social Care Maths Food and Nutrition Product Design English History Media Studies French Religious Studies Equality & Diversity ICT PE Geography Science Skills Challenge Click Here

Access recording of live event


The Year 10 and 11 pastoral teams include Mr Lewis, Progress Leader and Mrs Watkins and Mr Thomas, Learner Support Officers, supported by 4 Progress Tutors; Mrs Thomas, Mrs Millar, Mrs Wright and Mrs Lougher.

If you have any concerns or queries regarding the wellbeing or progress of your child in Year 10 or 11 please feel free to contact the pastoral teams on 01639 842115 or email office@maesydderwen-hs.powys.sch.uk.

Support for Learning in Year 10 and 11 Parents Booklet

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