Welcome to Monmouth Comprehensive School, and to our website.
We are absolutely determined to provide an exceptional standard of education for every child that comes to our school, so that they have the opportunity to lead happy and successful lives. In order for that to happen, our students need to do two simple things - work hard and be kind.
We are a welcoming and caring school that also has exceedingly high expectations of every single one of our students. We take great pride in enabling them to grow and to flourish.
KEY STAGE 3
Students start Year 7 with a wide range of experience of Welsh. Some will have had regular lessons at primary school, whilst others are just starting out! For those students transferring from a primary school in England, there will be plenty of opportunities to learn some Welsh during the 'Taster Days' in the summer term, before joining the school.
In learning Welsh in Years 7, 8 and 9, our emphasis is on enjoying learning and using everyday spoken Welsh. Students learn through a wide variety of games, role plays, conversations and use of the internet. Topics covered include School, Time, Holidays, Family, Sport and Entertainment. The four subject specific skills areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing are all developed but the greatest emphasis is placed on speaking as well as the skills that are to be developed as part of the Year 7 Integrated Curriculum.
The annual school Eisteddfod is an exciting highlight in the school calendar. Each year, students compete in their Tutor Group in an array of competitions to win the Year Cup. The climax of the day is the awarding of the Eisteddfod Chair which is given to the student who is judged to have written the winning Welsh poem.
KEY STAGE 4
At Key Stage 4, students will study for a full GCSE qualification in Welsh Second Language. This will be the GCSE qualificaion which has been implemented across the whole of Wales since September 2017.
50% of the GCSE is allocated to oral examinaitons and the other 50% is allocated to two reading and writng exams.
Lessons will focus on the development of all three skills.
IN SIXTH FORM
Welsh as a Second Language is also offered to AS and A2 Levels.
Students are able to study the Welsh language plus a variety of topics including Welsh literature, poetry, films, dramas and short stories.
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Dear Parents and Students
Welcome to Monmouth Comprehensive School
In our school we encourage everyone to have the highest expectations of themselves and each other as together we Learn to Lead our Lives.
We are proud of our students’ academic achievements. Just as importantly, we are a school that cares. We believe that students need to feel comfortable and secure in order to learn and, as a school, we put as much emphasis on creating a supportive and happy environment as we do on academic success. We achieve both.
I look forward to working with you to ensure the very best learning and life for the young people in our care.