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18/09/20

We can’t show you in person, but we would love you to see why you should choose our outstanding school. Virtual tours available from 4.30pm Oct 1 via our school website: https://t.co/z2M3dUDJOb. https://t.co/AvmpdgkHtr

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18/09/20

We can’t show you in person, but we would love you to see why you should choose our outstanding school. Virtual tours available from 4.30pm Oct 1 via our school website: https://t.co/z2M3dUDJOb. https://t.co/F0BsxXITda

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18/09/20

We can’t show you in person, but we would love you to see why you should choose our outstanding school. Virtual tours available from 4.30pm Oct 1 via our school website: https://t.co/z2M3dUDJOb. https://t.co/fsvGjLcChc

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18/09/20

We can’t show you in person, but we would love you to see why you should choose our outstanding school. Virtual tours available from 4.30pm Oct 1 via our school website https://t.co/z2M3dUDJOb https://t.co/pPTUZCeqfT

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18/09/20

We can’t show you in person, but we would love you to see why you should choose our outstanding school. Virtual tours available from 4.30pm Oct 1 via our school website: https://t.co/z2M3dUDJOb. https://t.co/SqSsgETJPT

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18/09/20

We can’t show you in person, but we would love you to see why you should choose our outstanding school. Virtual tours available from 4.30pm Oct 1 via our school website: https://t.co/FhPVKhXVWp. https://t.co/Wx7hsIuEmb

08/09/20

Tuesday 8 September brings the Year 8 (6.15pm) and Year 10 (7.30pm) Information Evenings. These will be virtual meetings, via GoogleMeet, for the first time. See you later...

07/09/20

The first full week of this academic year begins with 23 students sitting Oxbridge PPEs and all students engaged in House Art.

05/09/20

Retweeted From Glyn School P.E.

A fantastic morning for the first year 7 Rugby and Football trials. Thanks to all the boys and parents for a great morning.

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05/09/20

Retweeted From Glyn School P.E.

Priest Hill looking glorious for year 7 Football and Rugby trials this morning. https://t.co/Y2NIMycZFG

03/09/20

A warm welcome to all students today, old and new!

02/09/20

We are really excited to welcome our new year 7 students this afternoon at 1pm today. Day 1 of a 7 year long adventure!

20/08/20

Retweeted From GLF Schools

A late night shout out to the team of exams officers, & their direct colleagues, across our secondary schools - thanks for all your fabulous work in the most difficult circumstances. We are truly grateful.

20/08/20

Congratulations to all our GCSE students today. We are immensely proud as they embark on the next stage of their education.

14/08/20

Yesterday was all about individuals and a few Glyn students made the local news making us very proud 😊 https://t.co/vL0glhGKxh

13/08/20

Well done to everyone who collected results today, we are proud of all of you! Good luck in your next chapter!

13/08/20

We are proud of everyone collecting results today! Please come to the Sports Hall from 8am 😊

17/07/20

Congratulations to Nell and Nathan, our new Head Girl and Head Boy! https://t.co/ajBC0mQPxt

14/07/20

Keep Doing Good programmes are happening this summer! This is your chance to help get the country back to business. Join 1000’s of other students across the country to make a difference. It’s free to join! https://t.co/Zc7k2e9Px7

Key Stages

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3

Students are predominantly taught both in mixed ability groups and set groups throughout Key Stage 3. They are initially set in attainment groups in the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science in Year 7.  Assessments take place in the first half term of Year 7 and setting takes place from November onwards. 

It should be noted that this grouping structure should not be viewed as strictly hierarchical such that one set would always be ‘better’ or ‘harder’ than another based on a numerical scale.  One of the problems with the traditional model is that students with broadly (and in many cases exactly) the same attainment levels would be in different ‘sets’, sometimes even two ‘sets’ apart. This would be a natural consequence of having large numbers of students working at the same attainment level. However, whilst there may be no difference in the attainment level that students are working at, there would be a difference in the sense that a student may have with regard to how well they are doing in a subject, simply based upon the number attributed to the set in which they are taught.

A structure based upon attainment groups where students of commensurate current attainment are grouped together, encourages the students themselves to be focussed on maintaining an appropriate progress in their attainment level and engage in meaningful dialogue with their teachers regarding such progress.

For the duration of the Key Stage, regular assessments inform these groupings and opportunities for students to move into the most appropriate group are available at the end of each term.

We believe that it is vitally important that our students are equipped with the right practical and emotional skills to allow them to make the most of their opportunities and responsibilities and to flourish in the 21st century. To support this aim we have a comprehensive program for the teaching of personal, social, citizenship, health and economic (PSCHE) education, and Careers guidance.  This program is delivered through a varied model of Form time activities, Year and House assemblies, dedicated days where the normal curriculum is suspended, and within the schemes of work of relevant subjects.


Year 7

In Year 7 students are taught in House Groups in Geography, History, Modern Foreign Languages (both French or Spanish), Games and Religious Studies. They are taught in mixed ability, for PE, Art, Drama, Music, Computing and Design & Technology. Design & Technology is taught on a carousel and the the students study different Design Technology subjects every term.


Year 8

In Year 8 students are taught in House Groups in Geography, History, Games and Religious Studies. They are taught again in mixed ability, for PE, Art, Drama, Music, Computing and Design & Technology. For Modern Foreign Languages, students are taught in mixed ability groups.  Design & Technology continues to be taught on a carousel.

Year 8 Key Stage 4 Curriculum and Subject Information Booklet 2019-2022


Year 9

In Year 9 students are taught in ability groups for the core of English, Mathematics and Science, and additionally in Modern Foreign Languages, Geography, History, Religious Studies and PE. Students are taught in mixed ability groups for Games and four further optional subjects.

We recognise that a curriculum experience that is increasingly personalised affords students with greater opportunities for enjoyment and engagement.  We have sought to provide a breadth of curriculum choice that represents opportunities for both challenge and enrichment, suitable for all our students, whilst ensuring that no door is closed and that future options remain open as they progress into Key Stage 4.

Design and Technology forms a compulsory element for the Year 9 curriculum but students are able to choose an area of specialism from Paper and Boards, Manmade Boards and Timbers, and Electronics and Systems. Students will also be studying one Language and either History, Geography or Computer Science. Students’ remaining three optional subjects can be selected from a list of ‘National Curriculum’ subjects (Art, Drama, Music Technology, Music, Food and Nutrition, Computing and ICT, History, Geography or Extended Physical Education. Nearly one third of a students' lessons will be shaped by their choices and through careful guidance and support we look to ensure that they each maintain a balanced curriculum.

Key Stage 4

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4, all students are required to study for GCSEs in the core subjects of English Language and English Literature, Mathematics (the ‘linked pair’ GCSEs of Methods in Maths and Applications of Maths), a minimum of two Science GCSEs and Religious Studies.  Some students may also study for the Level 2 Award in Further Mathematics.  All students also follow a core Physical Education (Games) programme.

Having first experienced the Options process in Year 8, students will again shape their own curriculum during the Spring term of Year 9 by choosing up to four optional courses that they wish to follow in Years 10 and 11.  Within the Option block structure, students are able to choose an additional Science GCSE by selecting the Triple Science GCSE and indeed many of our students elect to use one of their option choices in this way.  Students are free to choose their remaining optional subjects from a wide range of GCSEs, BTECs and other qualifications.  

As in earlier years, we deliver a structured program of personal, social, citizenship, health and economic (PSCHE) education, as well as Independent Advices and Guidance (Careers), through Form time activities, Year and House assemblies, dedicated days, and within the schemes of work of relevant subjects.

Key Stage 4 Options Booklet 2020 - 2023 (GCSE exams taken 2023)

Year 9 KS4 Curriculum Information Booklet 2018-2020

Year 9 KS4 Subject Information Booklet 2018-2020*

 

* update to the published infomrmation booklet:, page 25: the RS course is assessed at the end of Year 10.

Key Stage 5

Key Stage 5

The Year 12 curriculum is structured such that students will study three optional subjects with the possibility of taking an additional AS Extended Project Qualification. In Year 13 the majority of students will continue to study three subjects to attain full Level 3 qualifications. Our current A Level / BTEC offering can be found here:

TO BE UPLOADED

As in earlier years, we deliver a structured program of personal, social, citizenship, health and economic (PSCHE) education, as well as Independent Advice and Guidance (careers and UCAS), through Form time activities, Year assemblies, dedicated days, and within the schemes of work of relevant subjects.