Graphic Design

Tweet – @DT_ACS
“Year 10 (& Miss Webb) proudly presenting Hollie’s final products #DreamTeam #GraphicDesign #sogooditsontwitter”

Year 12 UCAS/Careers day

Dear Parent/Guardian,

On Monday 26thJune 2017 all Year 12 pupils will be involved in a UCAS/Careers day. This will be an opportunity for pupils to speak with University Admissions officers and gain an initial insight into the university courses available to them and the application process they will need to follow. It will also be an opportunity for those pupils who are looking at alternative pathways to gain valuable information about apprenticeships, CV writing and employment opportunities.

Some of the organisations that will be represented on this day are:

  • Cardiff University
  • Aberystwyth University
  • University of South Wales
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • Careers Wales
  • Various local employers

The event will run from 9am until 1.15pm, with an opportunity for UCAS applicants to start their online registration process in a computer suite after lunch. School uniform must be worn.

If you have any queries regarding any of the information included in this letter, then please do not hesitate to contact me on the telephone number above.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs. K. Leyshon

(Head of Sixth Form)

Welsh Bacc Aberystwyth Trip

Tweet – @acswelshbacc
“Today we visit @AberUni to introduce Year 12 pupils to the Individual Project as part of their Welsh Bacc qualification”


Pearson Outstanding Young Teacher of the Year

It is with great pride that we announce that Nathan Keeble is a Silver Award winner in the Pearson Outstanding Young Teacher of the Year category. This means that he is part of a shortlist of 5-6 teachers nationally who now qualify for the Gold Awards to be announced in a special ceremony in London in October. There were literally thousands of initial nominees so this is really is a tremendous achievement; a proud day for the school, the History dept and, of course, for Nathan himself.

Nathan Keeble joined Aberdare Community School in September 2015 as a Newly Qualified Teacher. Since his appointment Nathan has proved himself to be a truly inspirational teacher. Every once in a while a teacher is appointed whose ability, natural talent, commitment and enthusiasm remind you that great teachers change lives. Nathan really is a great teacher and we are privileged to have him as a member of our team in Aberdare Community School.

In a relatively short period of time, Nathan has really made his mark here in Aberdare. His consistent innovative and excellent teaching methods have produced outstanding results at both GCSE and A Level. Pupils love going to his lessons. Nathan understands how to engage all pupils and inspire them to learn.
In addition to his work in the History Department, Nathan has also taken on the role of developing our School Council. His inspirational leadership of this group of learners has ensured that pupils’ views are heard both within school and through the RCT Youth Forum.
We are delighted that Nathan’s work is being recognised in this national silver award and we wish him luck as he goes forward to the gold category in London in October.


Tweet – @ACS_Sport
“Top day at Athletics”

ACS Sport

Tweet – @ACS_Sport
“What a day!!!!!”

Hot Weather

Due to the hot temperatures forecast today we are not expecting students to wear their school blazers.
We also recommend sending your children to school with sunscreen applied and a bottle of water, which they are able to top up using our numerous cold-water fountains, to ensure they keep hydrated and cool.

Year 9 History

Tweet – @HistoryDeptACS
“A pleasure marking some of 9O1’s brilliant homework on WW1 #historychampions #proudteachers”

Rugby Academy

Tweet – @ACSRugbyAcademy
“Brilliant day with these fabulous bunch of kids. Look forward to welcoming them next year and year after. #PenderynPrimary”

Year 8 Science Investigation

Tweet – @ACS_science
“8O1 wanted to investigating energy&fizzy drinks since our school ban. Testing for sugar, protein, starch and pH #drinksban #investigation”

Performing Arts Trip

Tweet – @ACS_PerformArts
“Wow! We have had an amazing time! Well done to our pupils who have been an absolute delight this afternoon and a credit to ACS #proud”

Year 9 Art

Tweet – @acs_art
“A sneak peek at some of our Year 9 masks! They are going to look great! “

A Level Art

Tweet – @acs_art
“A Level and AS moderation. As always the work looks fantastic! Lovely to see all your hard work on display! Ardderchog!”

Enabling Ability Robotics Competition

Tweet – @ICT_ACS
“Team Handy Helper making good progress building their robot for the Enabling Ability Robotics Competition @Technocamps”

History Tour

Tweet – @HistoryDeptACS
“History Department on tour #history4life”

Advanced Enterprise Challenge

Tweet – @acswelshbacc
“A fantastic pitch from team MiniMed for Advanced Enterprise Challenge. Some excellent pitching seen all day, great work”

12/06/17 – Week Beta

Theme of the Week – Relationships | Perthynas
‘The quality of your life is the quality of your relationships.’ – Anthony Robbins

GCSE Art & Photography

Tweet – @acs_art
“GCSE Art and Photography moderation. The work looked amazing! All that hard work payed off! Well done all of you!”


Tweet – @ACSMathsDept
“Mr Keenan’s 802 class on a hunt around school for how tessellations are incorporated into architecture. #greatwork #MathletesOfTheFuture”


Tweet – @ACSDofE
“Introducing this years Bronze Recruits………”