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Welcome to the Ysgol Gyfun Emlyn website. Our aim is to provide existing and prospective parents with useful information, as well as conveying an impression of the positive atmosphere within the school. There is a friendly and purposeful relationship between the pupils and staff in the school, which is reflected in the social interaction as well as in the academic achievements of our pupils.
We aim to bring out the best in our pupils at all times and we hope that every new pupil will take a full part in the life of the school: in its social, cultural, academic and recreational activities. This is well expressed in the school motto – ‘Gorau oll y gorau ellir’, which means ‘The best of all is your very best’.
We will be very pleased to welcome your child as a pupil to Ysgol Gyfun Emlyn. We look forward to a happy association with you and to a successful school career for your child at Ysgol Gyfun Emlyn.
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Year 10 Options Book
Year 12 Options Book
GCSEPod Student Manual
GCSEPod Exam Revision
English Literature Revision:
Follow this GCSE POD link to find detailed revision notes for ‘An Inspector Calls’. The Podcasts cover characters, themes and important key quotes. This will be a very useful revision tool for anyone sitting their English Literature exam on 27th May.
“We appreciate that parents are concerned following a number of hoax threats across the UK.
“However, we would urge them to continue sending their children to school and not allow this to disrupt their education, particularly at this time when many pupils are sitting important examinations.
“The County Council is working closely with Dyfed Powys Police on this matter, who in turn are linked in to national security systems. This is a national issue not confined to Carmarthenshire schools.
“Whilst the national view is that these calls do not present a credible threat all agencies are taking the matter seriously and working together to protect the public. All schools have security and evacuation procedures in place, and the safety of children is, as ever, paramount.”
For a number of years, the Council has needed to make some tough decisions about spending priorities. The situation for the coming year (from April 2017) is likely to be better than expected, but will still involve a number of hard choices. Savings of £25 million will need to be made over the next three years.
In making the decisions, it is very helpful for the Council to hear the views from a wide cross-section of Carmarthenshire’s people.
To commemorate the national day of France on Thursday 14th July Ysgol Gyfun Emlyn celebrated all things French.
In a quiz devised by Matthew Parsons, Epiphany Railton, Genevieve Robinson and Eleri Denton, the school’s Language Ambassadors, students and staff were tested on their knowledge of France and its culture. These committed Francophiles came up with some challenging...
Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Expedition 2017
On a bright and sunny July day, 29 year ten pupils set out on a two day Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition from Mathry, near St Davids. Despite a few blisters, lack of sleep and hay fever all 29 managed to complete the expedition and are well on the way to achieving their...
Summer Learning Activities
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Year 5 Visit
Over ninety Year 5 pupils from local primary schools visited the school recently as part of the transition process to secondary school. During their two day visit, the pupils were coached by year 10 pupils completing the community challenge element of their Welsh Baccalaureate qualification. Some of the lessons that were planned and delivered...
Pupils Volunteer at Skanda Vale
Pupils from year 10 recently rolled up their sleeves, and got stuck in helping out with the hard work at Skanda Vale Hospice in Saron. The pupils were completing the Community Challenge element of their Welsh Baccalaureate qualification, and proudly rose to the challenge put in front of them. They were fortunate to have...
John Jones, Tom Knott Jones, Marshall James and Dewi Evans have all made tremendous progress in their swimming lessons and have achieved certificates and swimming badges. To win these certificates they have had to swim distances varying between 25 meters and 100 meters. Well done everyone!
Year 8 Contour Models
Year 8 learners spent the latter half of the summer term in Geography making models to demonstrate the different methods of showing height. These models were the outcome of the ‘Contours and Landscapes’ unit and Year 8 had a great deal of fun making these models.
As well as being a fun and engaging task,...
Welsh Baccalaureate Project
As part of the Welsh Baccalaureate course 10I visited Clynfyw Care Farm near Abercych to help support some of their many projects. The first part of this involved collecting items for people facing crisis in Syria. They ran an awareness raising campaign at school so staff and pupils brought in lots of donations of food items...
Year 11 GCSE Fieldwork
During the summer term, the Year 11 GCSE class went out on residential fieldwork up to Borth and Aberystwyth in north Ceredigion. Working in groups for the physical geography element, they used a range of equipment to measure a number of coastal features and processes and were able to compare two different parts of...
Botanical Gardens Visit
The new intake of Year 10 GCSE Art and Design students have started their coursework unit, based on ‘Natural
Forms’, by visiting the National Botanic Gardens of Wales on 29th June 2017. This is an annual trip which has proven to be an excellent opportunity to gather useful visual imagery to work from during lessons.
Our studies began with...