Congratulations to all our Year 11 pupils who have excelled in their GCSE and BTEC studies despite the extremely challenging situation caused by the pandemic.
We have all experienced an unprecedented period in our lives especially our Year 11 students who were deprived of the opportunity of completing their Key Stage 4 experience as normal. I must praise their commitment to complete as much work as possible prior to the lock-down and who have had to wait patiently for months for their results.
The grades awarded to our students are Centre Assessed Grades (CAG) which were awarded following a thorough and detailed assessment process involving initially the subject teacher, which was then followed by a departmental moderation process and finally a Leadership Team scrutiny of all grades awarded. This year’s performance is in alignment with the school’s previous years GCSE performance.
BTEC: In light of Pearson’s late decision to re-grade their BTEC qualifications, the grade that appears for BTEC courses may change in time. Unfortunately, the decision which was only announced late yesterday afternoon has not allowed us the opportunity of removing the current BTEC grades from our exam results system.
A big thank you to all the staff who have worked tirelessly throughout the year in ensuring that all our students were given every opportunity to succeed.
Congratulations to every student in Year 11 whatever their grades and I wish everyone well for the future as the next exciting chapter in their lives opens ahead of them.
Here are a few documents to share with you regarding the latest developments;
Dear parent / guardian
Following the Education Minister’s statement earlier today confirming the date for the re-opening of schools in Wales, we will consider the implications of her decision in planning for June 29th. I will await further guidance from the Welsh Government and Cardiff Local Authority in order to adhere to their recommendations in planning for our re-opening. My main consideration in planning for the return of pupils and staff will be everyone’s safety and wellbeing. I will formally write to you over the coming days and weeks to advise you of our planning and preparation for our re-opening on June 29th.
To login to the e-mail accounts you'll need to go here, add @ysgolplasmawr.cymru and still use the same password.
Students Hwb credentials have been sent to their e-mail, if they login to their school e-mail and search for 'Manylion Hwb' they should find them, please be sure to check the 'Deleted items' folder!
If you are unable to find them please contact the school as above.
This document includes broad details of the forthcoming residential visits arranged by the school for the academic 2020-22 years. We aim to offer a variety of educational experiences based on a series of principles agreed by the Governors i.e. equal opportunities, educational value and an awareness of environmental issues. I am grateful to the school staff that are prepared to lead residential trips at a time when nationally educational visits are becoming more and more un-common.
We're raising money to buy a sound-mixing desk and microphones for the school's concerts, drama productions, eisteddfods, school meetings and more! Owning this equipment would save us the £2,500 plus that it now costs us every time we need to hire a sound desk - as well as the cost of hiring sound desk technicians. We will use the desk to teach pupils sound-mixing skills (for instance, as part of our music and drama courses). It will be great to see them mixing the sound for our school events! So let's aim to have our own sound desk in place for next spring's production of Billy Elliot! Our kids will sound great on stage! The entire school community will benefit from this investment - and it will help us raise money for Plasmawr by having the equipment we need to attract more people to hire our hall for their events.
Please donate via our gofundme page, here: https://tinyurl.com/y4ndm5ao
And thank you in advance for your contribution to this cause. It means so much to us!