Recent changes to GCSE examinations in Wales

GCSEs are changing – in Wales, and elsewhere in the UK.

It’s important that GCSEs continue to be both rigorous and relevant
for today’s pupils while meeting the needs of colleges, universities
and employers.

That’s why, following a review by Welsh Government of qualifications
for 14-19-year-olds, a new set of GCSE qualifications are being
introduced in Wales. More information about these changes can be found in the leaflet available for download below.

Reformed GCSEs in Wales

GCSEPod – Available now!

GCSEPod is now available at Penyrheol! We have subscribed to the award-winning service to give our students access to thousands of hours of professionally produced, audio-visual content which will benefit them throughout the coming year.

GCSEPod has over 4,000 teacher-written, audio-visual pods which have been produced specifically for learning, homework and revision. The Pods contain all the right facts, quotes, keywords, dates and annotated diagrams for GCSE success.

The GCSEPod website can be viewed on mobiles, tablets and PCs, and the Pods can be downloaded for offline viewing. The Pods are mapped to the curriculum and students can access pre-set exam playlists which collate all the Pods relevant to a specific exam into a neatly organised list. Students can also create their own playlists – just as they would when they’re listening to music.

To get started, follow the instructions on our GCSEPod page.

Useful links

Penyrheol D&T – Haulternative – Fashion Revolution

The final video on what we have been doing here at the Design & Technology department of Penyrheol Comprehensive School to support the global campaign Fashion Revolution.
Our Fashion Revolution display is on at The Waterfront. Go check it out, until 2nd May
#Recycled #Upcycled #Eco #Repurposed #MakeDoAndMend #WasteNotWantNot