14-19 Department

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Pupils in the 14-19 department have a varied and enriched curriculum. Pupils follow Edexcel qualifications within the Foundation Learning suite. Qualifications range from Entry Level 1 through to Level 1. Qualifications include Personal Progress, Vocational Studies, Jamie Oliver Cooking Skills and Essential Skills Wales (Number, ICT, Communication).


Pupils access a wide range of provision externally. This involves pupils accessing accreditation alongside other providers. Pupils access the 14-19 vocational qualifications within the Local Authority and access Sports qualifications at Bryn Bach Park. Merthyr College is used as a transition project weekly where learners attend 1 day per week to achieve further qualifications.


Out and about in the community is an important aspect where pupils gain further understanding of using money, time and travelling within the community. Pupils access the local sports facilities, shops, libraries and town centre as part of their curriculum.


BTEC Level 1: Sport & Active Leisure

A selection of pupils aged between 14-19 years are currently working towards a BTEC Level 1 qualification in Sport and Active Leisure, the two year course takes place at Bryn Bach Parc in Tredegar. The adventure activities that pupils will be involved in include:


  • Canoeing/ kayaking
  • Mountain biking/cycling
  • Caving
  • Gorge Scrambling
  • Indoor and outdoor climbing
  • Hill walking
  • Archery/laser tag


In addition to this pupils will also be expected to take part in gym sessions and fitness activities such as, spin bike classes, circuit training classes and multi stage fitness test.