The Curriculum

The curriculum is designed to offer broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated programmes of study for all pupils and accords with the present requirements of the National Curriculum and Local Education on Authority policy guidelines.

  • The curriculum at Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi will be closely linked to us being a through school with education being seemless from 3 – 16.
  • There are four educational phases within the school underpinned by the four key purposes outlined in the Successful Futures document.

We will endeavor to create:

  • Ambitious, capable learners, ready to learn throughout their lives.
  • Enterprising creative contributors, ready to play a full part in life and work.
  • Ethical, informed citizens of Wales and the world, ready to be citizens of Wales and the world. Healthy, confident individuals, ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society.
  • The Primary Phase (nursery, reception, and years 1 to 6) will be overseen by their own Assistant Headteacher.
  • The Secondary Phase (years 6 to 11) will be overseen by their own Assistant Headteacher.
  • Over the two week timetable, the pupils in year 6 will spend a number of days at the Dewi Campus accessing specialist science, technology and PE facilities.

Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi Learning Phases

FOUNDATION PHASE РPlease click here. 
DEVELOPMENT PHASE – Please click here.
MOMENTUM PHASE – Please click here.
FULFILMENT PHASE – Please click here.

Nursery and reception taught on the Aidan Campus
Years 1 and 2 taught on the Non Campus
Years 3, 4 and 5 taught on the Non Campus
Years 6, 7 and 8 taught on the Non and Dewi Campuses
Years 9, 10 and 11 taught on the Dewi and Aidan Campuses

Areas of Learning

Years 1 and 2 FOUNDATION

  • Personal and social development, well-being and cultural diversity.
  • Languages, literacy and communication skills.
  • Mathematical development.
  • Welsh Language development.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the world.
  • Physical Development
  • Creative Development

Years 3,4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 – Key Stage 2 (KS2) and Key Stage 3 (KS3)

All pupils study subjects listed below largely through a thematic approach

        • English
        • Mathematics
        • Science
        • Welsh
        • Religious Education
        • Physical Education
        • Art
        • Geography
        • History
        • Food and Nutrition
        • ICT
        • Computer Science
        • Resistant Materials
        • PSE (Personal Social Development)
        • Music

    Years 10 and 11 – Key Stage 4 (KS4)

    All pupils study a ‘core’ of subjects:

            • English
            • Mathematics
            • Science
            • Welsh
            • Religious Education
            • Physical Education
            • Welsh Baccalaureate
            • Triple Science

In addition, pupils are able to chose three of the following options:

              • Physical Education
              • Art
              • Geography
              • History
              • Food and Nutrition
              • French
              • Child Development
              • Religious Studies
              • Computer Science
              • Resistant Materials
              • Music
              • Agriculture