Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhondda

Sunday, December 05, 2021

Every pupil studies Music in Years 7, 8 and 9 in Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhondda. In Years 10 and 11 we offer the option of studying GCSE Music or BTEC Performing Arts and in Years 12 and 13 we offer Music AS and A level.

In addition to lessons within the classroom we offer instrumental lessons taught by peripatetic teachers from the Rhondda Cynon Tâf Music Service on the following instruments:

  • Upper strings

  • Lower strings

  • Woodwind

  • Brass

  • Drum Kit

  • Piano

  • Harp

  • Voice

As a Music Department we encourage our pupils to participate in extra-curricular activities. We offer a wide variety of activities:

  • Choir

  • Orchestra

  • Annual productions at the Park & Dare Theatre

  • A variety of ensembles for Eisteddfodau

  • Brass group

  • Jazz group

  • Rock bands

Below are examples of the high standards and achievements the department has celebrated during the past year:

  • GCSE results of 85% A*-C

  • Successful productions of “Streic” at the Park & Dare Theatre

  • The school choir won a “Last Choir Standing” competition against other local schools

  • 12 Music competitions in this year’s Urdd Eisteddfod

Subject Leader

  • Mr Owain Harris

Subject Teacher

  • Mrs Amy Morgan
  • Mr Stewart Roberts
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