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School Curriculum

 

Learning at Dylan Thomas Community School is an exciting journey of discovery, brought to life with innovative teaching and an imaginative use of resources. We expect all of our pupils to work hard and perform to the best of their ability. This ensures that they are active learners and find being in lessons a rewarding experience. Our main aim is to provide a broad, balanced and bespoke curriculum for our pupils:

 

 

  • Meeting all the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum.
  • Developing a range of skills based upon the Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Competence Frameworks.
  • Nurturing positive attitudes in every individual enabling him/her to adapt in a flexible manner to new ideas and situations.
  • Encouraging pupils to work both independently and in teams to solve problems and to decide upon appropriate ways to accomplish tasks.
  • Supporting pupils to develop personal standards which exhibit sensitivity towards other peoples’ needs and to become caring and responsible adults.
  • Motivating each individual to reach his/her full potential, by actively involving pupils in the process of self-evaluation and action planning to make further progress.
  • Embracing the opportunities outlined in the new curriculum.

  • Promoting equal opportunity and the principle of respecting every individual who is a member of the school community and the extended community.
  • Promoting Welshness and the Curriculum Cymreig and fostering an awareness of the nation’s heritage and culture as well as an understanding and respect towards other cultures.
  • Promoting a world wide awareness of environmental and sustainability issues.
  • Promoting an awareness of healthy living and eating healthily.
  • Developing an understanding of the expectations and requirements of the world of work and offer an opportunity to follow vocational courses.
  • Ensuring progression and continuation between key stages.
  • Ensuring a wide range of informal learning experiences in addition to timetabled classes.

 


KS3 - Years 7/8/9
English, Mathematics, Science, Information Technology, Technology, History, Geography, Religious Education, Welsh, Spanish, French, Art, Perorming Arts, Physical Education, Personal and Social Education.
KS4 - Years 10/11
Core: English, Mathematics, Science, Welsh Baccalaureate, Welsh, Physical Education, Personal and Social Education.
Health and Social care, Additional Science, R.M.T, Public Services, Information Communication Technology, Spanish, Physical Education, Geography, History, Religious Education.

During Year 9 pupils will have the opportunity to select some of the subjects that they would like to follow in key stage 4, Years 10 and 11.

In addition to the timetabled lessons, communication in Welsh is encouraged in and around the school. The school also has several whole school community projects and initiatives to teach pupils the value of contributing to the wider community and society as a whole.

These innovative curriculum arrangements serve to ensure that pupils have the maximum opportunity to succeed in their attainment.

 

 

Dear God / Lord / Allah,
We thank you for our school
and pray that it may be
a place where we can make the most
of each opportunity.
Sometimes things go wrong
though I know I must be strong.
But then again life is a test
in which we all must do our best.
In everything we say and do
we make this prayer a thanks to you.

This prayer is read during the collective worship part of assembly each day.