Curriculum & Qualifications

Curriculum Overview

At key stages 2 and 3 students are taught using a primary class based approach with most subjects being taught by their class teacher. For key stages 4 and 5, a similar class based approach is used but with more flexibility to ensure aspects of the curriculum are covered by specialist teachers.

In line with the new curriculum for Wales, pupils work towards four core purposes. They will be the starting point for all decisions on the content and experiences developed as part of the curriculum to support all children and young people to be:

  • ambitious, capable learners ready to learn throughout their lives.
  • enterprising, creative contributors, ready to play a full part in life and work.
  • ethical, informed citizens of Wales and the world.
  • healthy, confident individuals, ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society.

These core purposes are incorporated into all aspects of the curriculum and help inform our planning for the six areas of Learning and Experience;

  • Expressive arts
  • Health and well-being
  • Humanities 
  • Languages, literacy and communication 
  • Mathematics and numeracy
  • Science and technology.

Areas of continued development in all curriculum areas are the aspects of literacy, numeracy and digital competency. All statutory curriculum requirements are met. 

Qualification Overview

To ensure the needs and aspirations of our pupils continues to be met, our qualifications are reviewed on an annual basis.


(Business and Technology Education Council)

Pearson BTEC Agriculture: Level 2

Pearson BTEC Applied Science: Level 1

Pearson BTEC Home Cooking Skills: Level 1 / 2
Pearson BTEC Horse Care: Level 2

Pearson BTEC Landbased Studies: Level 1

Pearson BTEC Performing Arts: Level 1
Pearson BTEC Safe Road Skills and Attitudes: Level 1
Pearson BTEC Sport and Active Leisure: Level 1
Pearson BTEC Workskills: Level 1

Entry Level / Entry Pathways

WJEC Entry Level: English

WJEC Entry Level: Mathematics

WJEC Entry Level: Science

WJEC Entry Pathways: Humanities

WJEC Entry Pathways: Science Today

Essential Skills Wales

WJEC Essential Skills Wales: Application of Number

WJEC Essential Skills Wales: Communication
WJEC Essential Skills Wales: Digital Literacy Skills

External Agencies

At Brynllywarch Hall School we have formed strong links with external agencies in the community. Working alongside external agencies such as;

Bike to the Future

Careers Wales

Clun Organics

Dairy Dreams

Footsteps on the Farm

Hope Initiatives

Phoenix Project

The Gamechanger Project

This is not an exhaustive list, working alongside external agencies enhances our curriculum and allows our pupils offsite experiences in a safe and well managed environment to complement their time within school and work towards accreditation suited to their needs and future aspirations.

Qualifications delivered by our external agencies include:

ASDAN short courses

Motor Vehicle Studies Level 1 Award / Certificate

Personal and Social Education Level 1 Award


Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

Enterprise Projects

Forest Schools

Horse riding (RDA)

Outdoor Pursuits


Work Experience


(General Certificate of Secondary Education)

WJEC GCSE English Language
WJEC GCSE Mathematics

London Institute for Banking & Finance

Lessons in Financial Education (LiFE) Level 1 Award / Certificate

Lessons in Financial Education (LiFE) Level 2 Award / Certificate