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"Hi everyone, this is where I'll be keeping you up to date with the work we're doing for our GCSE and Entry Level English qualifications."

Week 6 English

It's been great to see more and more of you coming into school. Last week we finished lots of pieces of coursework off and I wanted to say a big thank you to those of you who have come in already or who are going to be coming in this week.

As always, I'm only a phone call or email away if you need a chat about your work.

Take care and stay safe,
Mr Evans

Posted by Mr Evans on February 8, 2021

Week 5 English

Well done to everybody who has come into school and completed their oral assessments for English. Most of Year 11 have either done that part of the course or have made an appointment to pop in and do it. If you want to have a chat about anything to do with your English work then either reply on this thread or phone me in school - I'm in on most days.

Year 11 - you now need to move on to the GCSE Paper 2. I've broken it down into small chunks. Have a look at the videos if you need further help.

Year 10 - keep working through the ELC past exam paper. If you finish that then you cam move onto the Component Tests.

As always, any problems, drop me a message or phone me in school.

Take care and stay safe.

Posted by Mr Evans on February 1, 2021

Week 4 English

Hope everyone has had a good weekend.

11X and 11Y - you need to be working on the GCSE Paper. Aim for 3 tasks per week.
10X and 10Y - ELC Paper. Again, aim for 3 tasks per week.

We are contacting people to come in to complete work with us. If you want to pop in then we can arrange taxis and it would be great to see you.

Take care and stay safe,
Mr Evans

Posted by Mr Evans on January 25, 2021

Week 3 English

10X and Y - work your way through the Exam Revision section. You need to aim to complete at least three worksheets in a week.

11X and 11Y - there is an oracy presentation for you to complete. This should be your main focus. If you finish it then the following tasks are extra:

11Y - ELC Component 3 worksheet. There are 5 slides that you need to complete. You only need to write 2 sentences per slide.

11X - I have broken down a GCSE past paper into small chunks. You should aim to complete Text A, B, C and D this week. They are comprehension exercises.

If anyone has any questions then you can get in contact with me on this stream or even phone me in school.

Take care and stay safe,

Mr C Evans

Posted by Mr Evans on January 18, 2021

English Update January 2021

10X and 10Y - I've created a special folder for your tasks with your class name on it.  There are a number of tasks to work through - but don't worry, you don't need to do them all in one go!  Have a go at doing one a day.

11Y - There's the ELC Component 3 section for you to complete.  You need to read through a few leaflets and write 2 sentences per slide answering questions about what you've just read.

 You can have a go at the GCSE exam papers as well if you feel this would be a more appropriate level for you.  Alternatively, there's an English Skills section that you might find better.

11X - I'm adding a few more extracts from exam papers for you.  These might be easier to get your heads around as I've broken them down into smaller chunks with more instructions and helpful hints.  Have a look at the Editing one.

As usual, if you have any questions then contact me via the stream or via email at EvansC1871@Hwbcymru.net.  Alternatively, you could phone me in school as I’m in most days.

Take care all and stay safe.

Mr C Evans
English Department

Posted by Mr Evans on January 6, 2021

Last week of term (English)

Hi Everyone, I hope that you are all well and that you'll enjoy the Christmas break.

For 11X there is a sample GCSE paper to complete and for everyone else, I've prepared a presentation about homelessness as this will form part of your individual oracy assignments in January.

There are a few videos to watch and some leaflets to read. If you need to get in contact to ask any questions, then you can do so on this thread.

Take care and have a lovely Christmas, Mr Evans

Posted by Mr Evans on December 14, 2020


Well, it's been a funny old year...

All of the teaching staff have been having Zoom meetings, creating lessons, making lots of phone calls to you and working 'on-line'. Google Classrooms will still be available to you over the summer should you get bored and want to dip your toes into school work. I'll be checking my emails at least once a week so if you need to get in touch then feel free to ask any questions.

I hope you are all well and that you enjoy your summer holidays.

Take care and stay safe.

Mr C. Evans

Posted by Mr Evans on July 16, 2020


This is the last week for claiming your vouchers for work completed.

Friday lunchtime will be the cut off point for claiming your vouchers by finishing your work. Someone last week completed enough for nearly £50 so it's available for all.

If you've got any questions then you can let me know in the Comments Section.

Posted by Mr Evans on July 13, 2020

Comments Section of Google Classroom...

As a school, we've been using Google Classrooms to teach our 'virtual' curriculum. I've started using the comments section to set tasks and let you know what you need to do. For most people, just complete the work in the relevant week. For those of you who have completed everything, I've set individual tasks.

I've also started to give you an idea of the difficulty levels of work and I've labeled them, 'Mild', 'Spicy' and 'Hot'. You can challenge yourselves by completing work in the 'Spicy' or 'Hot' categories. Remember that you can claim vouchers for work that complete every week. You can ask for more details or help in the comments section.

Posted by Mr Evans on July 6, 2020

Google Classrooms

Hi All. I hope you're well. Just a reminder that there's up to £110 per pupil of unclaimed vouchers that you're entitled to if you complete your work for each week. I've put the details of how to claim them in the comments section of Google Classrooms. If you can't remember your user name and password, then let me or Mr Bellamy know and I'll get copies sent to you.

Posted by Mr Evans on July 3, 2020


Hello to all of you that have returned to school this week. It was really nice to see you...Mr Bellamy was particularly over excitable!

I've used the comments section on Google Classrooms to let you know which assignments that you need to complete. When you first enter the Google Classroom English section, you'll see the comments section in the 'Stream' section. If you have any questions, then please let me know there. I check it quite frequently so I'll always get back to you at some point during the day.

Just leave you with this 'random spanner'...this is a dragon made of sand. I remember seeing these when I was on holiday as a child. Someone sent me a few pictures and this one was particularly impressive.

Posted by Mr Evans on June 29, 2020

Random Spanners...

For those of you that have been using Google Classrooms, you may have noticed a strange slide at the end of each piece of work. Click on the links or do a search for some of the information I've included. There are some amazing examples of 3D street art that have been sent to me recently.

If you have your own 'random spanner' you want me to include sometime, then let me know in the comments section either here on on Google Classrooms.

Posted by Mr Evans on June 25, 2020

Week 8...

Thank you again to all of you who have sent work back to me. I mark it as soon as I get it so you should be able to see my comments by the end of the school day. Own has been doing his spellings as well this week so have a look for his feedback too. You can leave comments if you want to ask a question or make any observations.

I don't know about you but I'm quite looking forward to getting back to school on the 29th. The only problem being is that I haven't been to the barbers since February and I've had to resort to cutting my own hair...with my dog's clippers! I think there are a lot of people in a similar boat. All of the teachers at Y Daith have had video meetings during lockdown and I've noticed that everyone has been getting a lot hairier! I grew a big beard but looked like Robinson Crusoe so I trimmed it back a bit. Mr Miles' beard at the moment looks very impressive!

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Posted by Mr Evans on June 17, 2020

Week 7...

Hi All, hope everyone is well. This week we have 3 exam revision exercises, a little extract of 'Lord Loss' to read and then Owen's first spelling test! Don't worry, it's only 10 words. 🙂

The weather seems to have picked up at the start of the week and I'm just hoping it holds. A friend sent me a picture from two years ago - I'd just started a journey kayaking around Wales and I was underneath the Seven Bridge. Took another 23 days to complete that little adventure.

Posted by Mr Evans on June 9, 2020

Exercise routines...

It's tough trying to keep fit. I use this routine about 3 times a week as a 10 min blast.

Posted by Mr Evans on June 2, 2020


Remember that if you complete all of your work then you can claim a £10 voucher!

This week, I am only setting three pieces of work so make the most of your opportunity to get your vouchers!

Let me know in the comments section below what you think of the book 'Lord Loss' that we are reading. I like the horror genre and I hope you do too.

Posted by Mr Evans on June 1, 2020

Welcome back!

Hello All!

I hope you had a good half term. I had a very lazy one and it was tough getting out of bed this morning! My alarm went off at 6am and I had to drag myself out of bed to take Layla out for her walk. I was surprised at how many people were also out taking their dogs out at that time of the morning - I think the country is slowly getting back to 'normal'.

The first task is an easy piece of research today - what are the new lockdown rules? What are we now permitted to do? Remember that Wales' rules are different from that of England. I'd be interested to know if you think that is fair - should we have different rules to England? Do you think that the UK should all have the same rules? I saw a news article yesterday about crowds of people on a beach at Durdle Door yesterday:


What do you think?

Anyway...the school website has all of the information about how to access Hwb and find your work - Mr Bellamy has done some videos to help - just look at the e-learning section.

Take care and stay safe,

Mr C Evans
Y Daith
English Department

Posted by Mr Evans on June 1, 2020
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