Year 7,8 and 9

The school’s curriculum is made up of the many lessons that pupils experience during the week as well as various extra-curricular opportunities, visits and exchanges that enhance and extend their studies. The curriculum is kept under constant review to ensure that it meets the needs of all our pupils.

Pupils will experience whole class teaching and have the opportunity to work in groups, pairs and on their own in a variety of practical, oral and paper-based activities. The methods used are constantly reviewed and refined by our experienced and highly skilled teaching staff. Recent inspection reports have been highly complimentary.

The curriculum meets all the Welsh Assembly Government’s National Curriculum requirements, but a number of features which are unique to Dyffryn. In Years 7 to 9 all pupils have the opportunity of following a common curriculum. Subjects for study include:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Religious Studies
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Design Technology
  • Music
  • Personal and Social Education
  • Physical Education
  • Information Technology
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Welsh

There are also general themes that are followed throughout all subjects. These themes include healthy life styles, sustainable development, global citizenship and careers and work related education.

In addition, a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities are provided. These include Musical, Dramatic and Sporting activities and a variety of clubs and societies. Homework and Revision Clubs meet regularly at lunchtimes and after school. In keeping with national guidelines, the school maintains a register of more able and talented pupils and ensures that opportunities are created so that they may realise their full potential.


Headteacher: Mr. Martin Grimes

Bertha Road, Port Talbot,
SA13 2AN

01639 760110 (Upper)
01639 760112 (Lower)
01639 760111 (Fax)