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Ysgol Gyfun Bro Myrddin
Croesyceiliog, SA32 8DN, UK Carmarthen
Tel. 01267 234829

Welcome to Ysgol Gyfun Bro Myrddin

About us

We are a Welsh Secondary school, most subjects being taught in Welsh. Our students come to us from the local historic town of Carmarthen, and from its beautiful neighbouring rural areas.

We have pleasure in our constant high academic achievements, and in our various extra curricular activities, which are also very important to us. Our involvement in Welsh cultural and Welsh language activities such as the Urdd and National Eisteddfod are very important to us, also our contribution to community work by the 6th form, Understanding Industry schemes, and various other contacts.


School Prospectus 2006-2007

Year 9 Prospectus

Year 7 Prospectus

The School Day at Bro Myrddin

This is how a day at Bro Myrddin is organised:

8.55 ? 9.05 - Registration

9.05 ? 9.20 - Assembly

9.20 ? 10.20 - Lesson 1

10.20 ? 10.35 - Break

10.35 ? 11.35  - Lesson 2

11.35 ? 12.35 - Lesson 3

12.35 ? 1.35 - Lunch

1.35 ? 1.40 - Registration

1.40 ? 2.40 - Lesson 4

2.40 ? 3.35 - Lesson 5

 School Uniform Years 7- 11

Suppliers ? Clair Adams Schoolwear

Evans & Wilkins

Owen Sports



Lilac blouse

Lilac shirt

Official school tie

Official school tie

Official school jumper with school badge woven into it; V-neck

Official school jumper with school badge woven into it; V-neck

Plain black pencil style skirt with zip pocket and back pleat. Alternatively, black trousers of classical style as shown. Pupils who wear other styles will be asked to purchase the correct style or wear a skirt.

Plain black trousers (No black jeans)

Black thick tights/ 3/4socks (black/ white short socks optional in summer).

Grey, black, navy socks

Plain black shoes ? trainers are not permitted

Rain coat / Duffle coat / wax coat in plain dark colours such as black, navy grey, green, brown ? bright multi-coloured coats are not acceptable. Plain black scarf

White apron for Technology



Jewellery ? such as rings, bracelets, chains, brooches are not permitted. Earrings must be in the form of one small, gold, spherical stud in each ear. Any hair clips worn must conform with school colours ? lilac, grey or black..

Questions about the Curriculum

YEARS 7, 8 & 9: KEY STAGE 3

How are the classes organised in Year 7?

Usually there are five mixed ability classes in Year 7 but, if the number of pupils transferring from primary school is high, six classes will be formed. Every effort is made to keep friends together. 

It is expected that each pupil carry a suitable reading book with him/her at all times.

Do the classes change in Year 8 & 9?

The classes stay as they are as a registration form throughout the school. The Head of Department will arrange the teaching groups in each subject according to the departmental policy.

What kind of teaching methods are used?

A wide range of teaching methods is used according to the needs of the subject and the specific group being taught. Investigative work, oral work, listening, information technology, as well as practical work are all used. Teachers will move from teaching the whole class to arranging group work at varying levels, giving attention to individuals of varying abilities.

Which subjects are studied?

Every pupil studies Welsh, English, Mathematics, Science, Technology, Information Technology, French, Drama, History, Geography, Religious Education, Music, Art and Physical Education. In Year 7 & 8, Information Technology is taught in discrete lessons. In Year 9 it is taught across the curriculum. There is one lesson of Personal & Social Education per fortnight which includes units of work on health education and study skills. 

What if a pupil has special needs?

Pupils who find the basic elements of reading and counting difficult are given special teaching support. This is done on the basis of standardised tests and reports received from the officers of the LEA and the primary school head-teachers, as well as discussions with the parents.

The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO), Mrs M.I.Griffiths is responsible for planning and co-ordinating provision for pupils with special educational needs and organising the work of the support staff. Review meetings for statemented children take place annually with individual parents and the county support service during the summer term. 

YEARS 10 & 11: KEY STAGE 4

What happens at the end of Year 9?

Pupils choose subjects for Years 10 & 11. The same choices are available to boys and girls. Each pupil follows courses in the core subjects, which include Welsh, English, Mathematics and Science to external examination level. Each pupil also follows non-examination courses in Physical Education, and Personal and Social Education which includes Health & Sex Education, Careers and Work Experience. Every pupil also follows the GCSE short course in Religious Education. Parents can withdraw pupils from Religious Education lessons by writing to the Head-teacher.

What is in the Health Education course?

This course includes units of work on relationships, respect for individuals, conception and contraception, sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS, drug and alcohol abuse. This work is supported by a P.S.E. (Personal & Social Education) day for Year 10 pupils organised by health specialists. Discussion lessons then follow led by experienced teachers.

 Which external examinations are offered?

The School offers the GCSE examination and the Certificate of Educational Achievement.

Which choices are available in addition to the core subjects?

Pupils can choose three further subjects which lead either to GCSE or the Certificate of Educational Achievement. These are the choices open to pupils in Year 10 this year but the same choices cannot be guaranteed for the future.

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Certificate of Educational Achievement


Life Skills



Physical Education


Physical Education



Business Studies

Religious Studies




Business Studies






Design & Technology (option 1)




Design & Technology (option 3)

Design & Technology (option 1)

Health & Social Care


Home Economics

Life Skills




Information Technology



Which Examination Board is used?

The vast majority of GCSE Course and all of the Certificate of Educational Achievement courses are examined by the Welsh Joint Education Committee, with pupils taking appropriate levels of papers in each subject.

Records of Achievement

The purpose of the Record of Achievement is to record the development of a pupil both academically and socially, throughout his/her school career. The Record of Achievement is presented to every pupil at the end of Year 11 and at the end of Year 13.

Pastoral Care

Arrangements for the pastoral care of pupils are mainly in the hands of Heads of Years 7,8,9,10,11 and the Director and Assistant Director of Sixth Form Studies.

Head of Year 7: Mr. W. Evans

Head of Year 8: Mrs. M. Jones

Head of Year 9: Mr. P. Howells

Head of Year 10: Mrs. E. Jones

Head of Year 11: Mr. C. James

Head of Sixth Form Studies: Mr. T. Hayes
Assistant Head of Sixth Form Studies: Mrs. L Davies

There is a close liaison between Heads, class and subject teachers which enables close monitoring of each pupil. Parents are contacted immediately if problems arise.

Homework Policy

Homework is an important part of every Department?s curriculum and is compulsory for all pupils. A timetable is provided for each class and pupils note homework tasks in their homework diaries.

The Homework Diary is considered to be an important link between the school and parents.


Year 7 - February

Year 8 - March

Year 9 - March

Year 10 - February

Year 11 - November

Year 12 - January

Year 13 - December




Sponsored bike ride/walk

Saturday, 23rd of September 2006

at 3.00pm 

For a sponsor form and further details, contact Mr Phil Howells at the school.


A successful evening was held in the school hall on the 13th March by the P.T.A. The 180 people that were present enjoyed a lovely meal prepared by the canteen staff and were entertained by Neil Rosser and his band. Also during the evening a silent auction was held, arranged as part of the Barclays employee volunteering programme. Many local businesses and individuals contributed items for the auction. The bank matched the funds raised up to a maximum of ?750 under its match-funding scheme.

Kathy Brown, Community Manager for Wales said "At Barclays we are committed to communities and we are delighted to support Ysgol Gyfun Bro Myrddin."

Eirwen Nichols, Barclays Bank representative Carmarthen Branch, Nia Evans seen donating one of her company?s range of Hampers containing Welsh produce and Meinir Jones, Bro Myrddin P.T.A.secretary.

Special thanks to Howard John of Howard?s Garage Carmarthen for his gift of a Peugeot Bike for auction.

The Welsh Arts Council and Carmarthen County Council also sponsored the evening.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the evening?s successful outcome.

Forthcoming events

Saturday 15/05/04 ?Sponsored bike ride/walk from Bury Port Harbour along a section of the Llanelli coastal pathway with a picnic at the end.

Friday Evening 18/06/04 ? A cricket match and barbecue at Bronwydd Cricket Club

Friday Evening 02/07/04 ? Treasure Hunt in the Llandeilo area

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