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All students at Brecon High School enjoy a full and varied curriculum in line with national requirements. To maximise student achievement (help students do their best) we use a mix of setting and mixed ability groupings. A variety of teaching strategies, both traditional and modern, are employed, including whole class teaching, individual, paired and group work. ICT is used extensively in lessons to aid learning which is why all classrooms are networked.


Key Stage 3 (Years 7 – 9) The following subjects are offered to all students in English:

English                    Mathematics                  Science                   DT                             ICT

PE                          RE                                  History                     Geography                MFL

Art                         Music                              Drama                    Welsh

 


Welsh Medium Education

Brecon High School promotes bilingualism. Indeed, Estyn have noted that “Bilingualism is a strength and is actively promoted throughout the school.” All students study Welsh until the end of Year 11. In addition students are offered the opportunity to study the majority of subjects through the medium of Welsh. Students follow the same curriculum as pupils in the English stream except that they study the following subjects through the Welsh Medium:

Cymraeg            Science             History            Geography             MFL            Religious Education         

 


Key Stage 4 (Years 10 & 11)

Compulsory subjects. All students study the following subjects:

English                          Mathematics                  Science                Physical Education        

Welsh 2nd language       The Welsh Baccalaureate at Intermediate Level

 

Option subjects. Students make a selection from the following GCSE Subjects:

Art and Design  Motor Vehicle   Triple Science   Business Studies   Construction   Design and Technology GCSE                Maintenance

Drama              Music                French             Geography         Computer Science          History
 
PE (GCSE)         Media Studies     Health & Social Childcare            Public Services                Agriculture


 

Key Stage 5 (Years 12 & 13)

Compulsory subjects. All students study:

The Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma

 

Optional subjects. Brecon High School is part of a Post-16 South Powys Consortium of schools offering students access to a range of over 30 Level 3 subjects. Students can study the AS/A Level subjects below at Brecon:

English               Design and Technology           Mathematics             Geography                History                                      

Physics              Biology             Chemistry            Drama          Health & Social Care            BTEC Sport