Pupils at Cwmtawe are able to select from a wide range of extra curricular activities which cater for every interest. Music, Sport, Drama, Business Studies, Modern Foreign Languages, Welsh, History and Geography are just some of the subject areas that arrange exciting and engaging study visits to supplement and enhance academic study.
In addition to study visits, many of our staff volunteer their time for pupils to continue their studies through lunchtime and after school activities.
The school has an excellent reputation for fostering talent in sport. Many pupils have progressed to play senior rugby for first class clubs and several are now household names - Gareth Edwards, Elgan Rees, Bleddyn Bowen, Robert Jones, Arwel Thomas, James Griffiths, Aled Brew and Justin Tipuric to name but a few. Joanne Melen represented Wales at the commonwealth games in 2002 and won a silver medal for Judo.
Cwmtawe is also exceptionally proud of David Anthony who competed in Wheelchair Rugby in the 2012 Paralympics.
Duke of Edinburgh's Award
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award has a high profile at Cwmtawe with more than 100 pupils and 10 staff involved. Pupils begin their Bronze Award at Year 9 and many continue through Year 10 to achieve the Silver Award.
We also have a number of ex-pupils who return to the school from further education to complete their Gold Award a number of years later.
Cwmtawe is well known in the Swansea Valley for the quality of its school productions. Previous productions held at the Art Centre in Pontardawe include 'Red Hot and Cole', 'Grease' and 'Bugsy'.
We are proud to be working in partnership with media4schools. A team of twelve of our Year 9 pupils and three staff members have been trained at Sony in Pencoed to produce high quality television media broadcasts.
We hope to stream video from this site very soon. Watch this space!