Curriculum for Wales
Education in Wales is changing with the introduction of the new ‘Curriculum for Wales’.
Ysgol Gymraeg Ystalyfera-Bro Dur has been at the forefront of this curriculum development as an Innovation School. It is through this journey that we have developed a clear vision for our innovative, challenging and engaging curriculum.
Our Curriculum for Wales Vision
Facilitating learners’ individual journeys across the 3-19 continuum to realise the Four Purposes of the Curriculum for Wales is the main driver of our curriculum planning at a whole school, departmental and classroom level. Our aspiration is to develop:
At the heart of our curriculum vision is our school motto, ‘Dysgu Gorau Dysgu Byw’ – ‘the best learning is learning to live’. Our curriculum has been designed to develop confident, resilient and capable lifelong learners who are equipped with the skills and knowledge to become valuable contributors to society.
Our broad and challenging curriculum is centred on recognising learners as individuals, with unique interests and varied experiences, and our goal is to expand learners' horizons to realise their personal and unique successful futures. By creating a culture of excellence that challenges and supports learners to develop holistically, our aim is that learners will take ownership of their own learning by celebrating their successes and recognising the next steps to continue to progress.
Equally as important in our curriculum is encouraging learners to have pride in their ‘cynefin’ (local area) and developing an understanding of the factors that have shaped their area and influenced their own personal identity. The new curriculum at Ysgol Gymraeg Ystalyfera-Bro Dur roots learners in their local area, while encouraging them to look beyond for opportunities, expanding their horizons.
How is Curriculum for Wales structured in Ysgol Gymraeg Ystalyfera-Bro Dur?
Our vision is consistent throughout the age continuum and across both of our sites. However, the implementation of this vision and curriculum structure varies to respond to individual school contexts and learners’ experiences and age.
Please click on the individual sites on the right to find more information.