Treorchy Comprehensive School


As we move into the final half term of this academic year all external and internal examinations are well underway and there is no doubt that our pupils will be looking forward to the culmination of their examinations.

The first set of results for 2010-2011 have already been published and they show that our End of Key Stage 3 results have improved again compared to those of previous years. It is hoped that this will also be the case when A Level, AS Level, GCSE and BTEC results are published in August to prove that the very pleasing data published this year can be further improved upon. The data I refer to showed that Treorchy Comprehensive School was placed in third place out of 222 comprehensive schools in Wales when judged on Value Added information and was placed at the Top of it’s ‘Family of Schools’ which compares schools that serve similar communities.
 
In addition to continuing to work hard during this half term to ensure that Treorchy Comprehensive School maintains its position at the forefront of education in Wales, many of our pupils and staff are also working hard in preparation for the many events that demonstrate the talent that exists at the school. During the half term break a number of pupils and staff attended the Urdd Eisteddfod in Swansea where Treorchy Comprehensive’s pupils competed against students from schools across Wales. The choir, brass instrumentalist and recitation group all did very well to reach the final stages of their respective competitions and the brass band did particularly well to secure third place for the second year running in their prestigious competition.
 
Many parents, family members and members of the local community have already purchased tickets for Dance Back to Broadway on June 30th and I very much look forward to seeing parents and family members at the following events in July:
 
  • July 12th & 13th            - Junior production ‘Dracula Spectacular’
  • July 15th                       - Year 7 Family Assembly
  • July 18th                       - Year 8 Family Assembly
  • July 19th                       - Year 9 Family Assembly
  • July 20th                       - Year 10 Family Assembly