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Ysgol Maes Y Gwendraeth
74 Heol Y Parc, Cefneithin, Llanelli
Carmarthenshire, SA14 7DT

Tel:01269 833900

Ysgol Maes Y Gwendraeth



LEFEL A 2017 

2017 A LEVEL 

Many congratulations to Ysgol Maes y Gwendraeth students on their A Level examination success.

Mr Wyn Evans, headteacher, said, ‘These results reflect the hard work of students, parents and staff alike.  I would like to congratulate everyone involved and extend my best wishes to the students as they embark on the next stage of their careers.’

Some of the highest achievers include;




Ffion Griffiths



Elen Martin



Chelsie Walters


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Harri Jones



Aled Treharne



Megan Finch



Hawys Davies


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Kieran Evans



Heledd Owen





2017 GCSE Results

I would like to congratulate and thank the pupils, parents and staff of Ysgol Maes y Gwendraeth on the school’s GCSE results. They reflect the excellent partnership between all stakeholders, their hard work, perseverance and commitment.  We look forward to welcoming a number of our students back to the Sixth Form and wish every success to those that will be embarking on a college course or a new career in the work place.

Mali Hire  10A*, 2A, 1B, 1 Clod/Pass                 

William Thurtle 9A*, 4A, 1B, 1 Anrhydedd/Distinction            

Rhys Jones   7A*, 5A, 1B, 1 Anrhydedd/Distinction

Ben Thomas6A*, 6A, 1C, 1 Anrhydedd/Distincion            

Dafydd Llywelyn 6A*, 7A, 1 Teilyngdod/Merit                    

Elan EvanS 5A*, 8A, 1 B, 1 Teilyngdod/Merit                   

Adele Evans 4A*, 7A, 2B, 1 Anrhydedd/Distinction

Nicole Morgan 3A*, 9A, 1B, 1 Teilyngdod/Merit                    

Mali Weston 3A*, 8A, 2B, 1 Clod/Pass 

Inclement Weather

12 January 2017.

Dear Parent / Guardian,


You may be aware that we are anticipating severe weather in the next few days. If I decide that it would be impossible for the school to open in the morning, then I shall let parents know using the following media outlets:

  • The front page of the Carmarthenshire County Council website
  • The schools web page
  • The schools App and Facebook page
  • The BBC national radio station and website broadcast the latest information as it gets released by the county council


The information released will note one of the following options.

  • The school will be open to all pupils
  • The school will be closed to all pupils
  • The school will be partially open for specific year groups only (this information will be on the school website and Facebook page).


Should the school have to close early during the day and the school transport decide to collect children early, please ensure that your child either has a means of contacting you or access to the family home.


Yn gywir / Yours faithfully


Wyn Evans

Pennaeth / Headteacher



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September/October News


Two days of UCAS and Workplace workshops were held for Year 12 on July 2nd and 3rd. Representatives from different universities were invited to the school to introduce the UCAS process to the students and offer them advice on how to write a personal statement. Guidance was also given on how to apply for a post and write a CV to those students who intend going straight to the workplace. Some took advantage of presentations in specific fields e.g. Engineering, Education, in order to raise their awareness of the opportunities within these fields. Some of the school’s past pupils were also invited back to speak to Year 12 about their experiences at the university and they had an opportunity to ask questions in a question and answer session.

During July Dafydd Burton and Joseff Williams went on a residential visit to Oxford University. The visit was arranged by Mr Jon Jones from Ysgol Penfro and we thank him for giving this opportunity to the two pupils concerned. Four girls from Year 12 attended a weekend course at Nottingham University giving them a taste for a Medicine and Nursing course (Sara Morgan, Megan Parry, Elen Jane Price and Angharad Williams). Angharad Jones attended a residential course dealing with Textiles at Gloucestershire University. .

It was delightful to congratulate the students on the day of results for A Level and AS,  especially Year 13 pupils who have now finished their time at the school. 57 of them who applied to go to university succeeded to gain the necessary grades and had a place on a course in September. The remainder of the students have decided to enter the workplace. We wish the best for the future to every one of them.

Year 12 went on an induction course with World Horizons Company in North Dock, Llanelli on September 4th. The main focus of the day was team building in order to encourage them to work and socialise with people within their new forms. The company gave a very constructive feedback and the response of the students themselves showed that they benefited from the day.



Because experience of live theatre is part of the GCSE and A Level Drama course the Department tries to organise 4-5 theatre visits for the pupils. These are organised in the evenings to avoid any disruption to lessons during the day.

Cwmni Arad Goch was at the school on September 29th with their performance of  ‘Mwnci ar dân’ for Year 9 pupils and GCSE and A Level students. A very successful day.

Year 10-13 pupils went to Y Llwyfan on Tuesday September 29th to see a performance of ‘Drych’ by the Fran Wen Company.

Year 12-13 Drama students will be going to the Sherman in Cardiff on Friday October 16th to see  ‘A Doll’s House’.

Year 10-13 Drama students will go to see ‘Dawns Ysbrydio’n by The Welsh National Theatre Company at Y Llwyfan on Tuesday November 17th.

The whole school will have the opportunity to see ‘The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe’ at the Sherman on Thursday December 17th to celebrate a term of hard work and look forward to Christmas.

Christmas Concert

It was decided this year to hold the school’s Christmas concert on Monday December 14th in a Chapel. The concert will include speaking and music elements and CE will soon start on the script.


Congratulations to Morgan Llewelyn- Jones from Year 11 and Gareth Rhys Thomas who is a former pupil and good luck to their performance in ‘Les Miserables’ which will be performed at the Millennium Centre at the end of this year’s autumn half term to celebrate 10 years since opening the Centre. The performances will be on the Thursday evening, Friday afternoon and evening and Saturday afternoon and evening October 29-31. CE will also be deputy director.

In addition to that 130 young people throughout Wales will visit London on October 7-9 on the invitation of Cameron Macintosh to be part of the performance at the West End at the end of the performance to celebrate 30 years since opening the show. The cast will join the present day cast to sing three songs during the Finale. They will also be allowed to sing one song in Welsh. This will be an unforgettable experience for the young people.

Big congratulations to George Phillips and his programme ‘Fi George’ for winning Bafta Cymru recently. It was a very special programme following the history of George in school, with the Scarlets and Theatr Ieuenctid Menter Cwm Gwendraeth with their performance in the opening Concert at the Carmarthenshire National Eisteddfod 2014. There will be an opportunity to watch the programme in the assembly soon.

Year 12 have been busy training over 50 pupils from Year 7 for their performance during the Open Evening. This is an excellent opportunity for Year 12 to develop as leaders and trainers and create a relationship with Year 7 at the beginning of their year in a new school.



15% of the school’s pupils are having lessons with the County’s Music service this year.  

Dyfed Young Musician– 23 of Year 10-13 Music pupils went to QE High Hall for a Young Musician Workshop. The professional Baroc ensemble ‘Red Priest ‘performed.   

Lynne Plowman, the residential composer, came to school to work with Year 10 GCSE Music pupils. The pupils are now preparing compositions for the Red Priest ensemble to perform later in the year.

Open Evening – The school Windband performed in the foyer as parents arrived. The Junior Choir and String Ensemble performed in the performance hall.

The Department has accepted an invitation to take pupils to take part in a Noson Lawen on the first Saturday of the half term holidays. Singers from Years 7-9 will perform.

Merched y Wawr, Ammanford – The Department has accepted an invitation to provide a night of entertainment for Merched y Wawr. The Junior Choir, Brass Ensemble will take part.


Mrs Angharad Evans has started a new Arts Club for Year 7 pupils, dinner time on a Monday.

There is an Arts Club for senior pupils until 5.00 on Tuesday and Wednesdays held by Miss McRobbie.

The SWM Museums Education Officer will hold a series of printing workshops with Year 10 pupils on the theme First World War during November.

Christina Didd and Abigail Poulson from Year 13 have been accepted on a course for More Able and Talented senior Arts students,  named ‘Raising the Bar’. (Codi’r Bar) The course is held at Trinity St David’s University and Mission Gallery, Swansea. In the prospectus for the course the work of former art Students from Maes y Gwendraeth who attended the course in the past is very prominent.

MACMILLAN COFFE MORNING (September 25th)A coffee morning for the Macmillan charity was held on Friday morning, September 26th.  Members of staff prepared tasty delicacies for the day and there was a feast of cakes for us. Members of Year 13 were busy preparing the coffee and tea. There was great support and a total of £450 was raised for the cause.


‘Poetry Bandits’/‘Bandits Barddoniaeth’

A group of Year 7 pupils had an afternoon of fun on Thursday October 8th, when they celebrated Poetry Day. The Poetry Bandits went around the different classes, in every part of the school, to recite a piece of poetry. They really enjoyed performing in front of their friends, seeing the response of the teachers, and the highlight of their day was writing poetry in the Sixth Form Lounge!

Cymraeg 1

Cymraeg 2



Year 13 Field Work

Year 13 geographers measured the features of River Gwili on 15th September. Although it rained they finished safely and surprisingly dry.

Able, Gifted and Talented

On Friday October 2nd 17 pupils from Year 11 attended a master class jointly organised by Oxford and Cambridge Universities at Ysgol y Strade. The pupils enjoyed the experience of attending lectures on modern languages, science and humanities. 



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