Following another very successful year, I am very proud of the school, the pupils and the hard working members of staff.
Although there is a drop in pupil numbers in most schools, the numbers at Bro Hyddgen are constant, with many pupils choosing to study here from outside the catchment area. We receive pupils from three counties – Powys, Gwynedd and Ceredigion. The Powys section of the catchment area extends as far east as Carno and to Aberangell in the north-east. The Gwynedd and Ceredigon pupils are known as extra-district pupils. The school is run by the Powys Education Authority but arrangements are made for extra-district pupils.
As a mixed comprehensive, Ysgol Bro Hyddgen provides the usual range of secondary courses up to ‘A’, A/S. GCSE, BTEC and the Welsh Baccalaureate. The nature of the catchment area where the majority of primary schools are predominantly Welsh in linguistic character and the provision of Welsh-medium education in the town primary school, determines the linguistic character of Ysgol Bro Hyddgen. Courses are provided in both languages and the administrative and social life of the school is bilingual.
Dafydd M B Jones
Years 10 & 11
Welsh, English, Mathematics and Science are compulsory for all pupils in Wales. Individual arrangements are made for pupils from outside Wales who arrive late in Years 10 or 11.
The rest of the curriculum is made up of pupils’ choice of 3 GCSE subjects. In addition to the National Curriculum subjects, we also offer GCSE Religious Studies, Business Studies, Drama, IT and Physical Education.
We also provide a BTEC course in Agriculture (which is equivalent to 2 GCSE’s). This course reflects the rural nature of the area and provides an excellent opportunity for our young people to move on to Agricultural and Countryside Management courses at University.
Alongside the above, Year 10 & 11 pupils also study for the Welsh Baccalaureate Intermediate Qualification.
We collaborate with Further Education establishments to offer vocational choices such as Construction, Car Mechanics, Beauty and Hairdressing.
The school is committed to providing all pupils with equal opportunities.