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20:34 PM - 13 Sep 2019

A reminder that you can subscribe to our school calendar via our website. Look out for different categories to make life easier https://t.co/WNjPnKIR8k

19:22 PM - 12 Sep 2019

Thank you to our Year 9 families who came to our ‘Make the Grade’ information evening. Look out for the slides over the next few days

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1172046528099291138

08:17 AM - 12 Sep 2019

We look forward to welcoming families of Year 6 students to our Open Evening on Thursday 3rd October. Tours available from 5.30pm until 7.30pm https://t.co/OSoo7CnTtV

07:49 AM - 10 Sep 2019

We are looking for a caring and diligent individual to join our team as a student welfare officer. Follow the link for details https://t.co/KTJGfEA7SU

12:24 PM - 9 Sep 2019

We look forward to welcoming Year 9 families to our introductory evening to GCSE. The event begins at 6.00pm in the school hall

14:36 PM - 5 Sep 2019

We have a maternity leave vacancies in French; Spanish and PE for start this term. Click on the link for more details https://t.co/90htAZBK0j

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1166799933611159554

20:49 PM - 28 Aug 2019

Our new canteen designs are coming on nicely... promoting heath and wellbeing https://t.co/5xmcC8P3z4

20:38 PM - 28 Aug 2019

We hope our students and staff are enjoying the last week of the summer break. There are two INSET days at the start of term: 2nd - 3rd September. School starts for all students on Wednesday 4th and we look forward to welcoming you all

15:14 PM - 22 Aug 2019

Congratulations to our GCSE students who collected their outcomes today. Be very proud of your achievements

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1163016213951393793

10:14 AM - 18 Aug 2019

While everyone is enjoying their holidays, our site team are busy undertaking work on the school site. Also, our new school website, which will be ready for the new school year, is nearly finished https://t.co/z0YwPKPXHM

Curriculum Overview

Caldicot School aims to provide a curriculum that is flexible, accessible and inspiring. In accordance with the relevant Education Acts, we aim to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of our students and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. These aims are delivered by the statutory curriculum and by a range of cross-curricular and extra-curricular activities.

By offering a range of courses for all students and by implementing a variety of effective teaching methods, we strive to create an ethos of high achievement, personal challenge and mutual respect. Our whole-school curriculum focus is to create a learning culture that raises achievement by equipping our students with the skills necessary to become independent and inter-dependent life-long learners.  

Students in Years 7 and 8 follow the National Curriculum for Key Stage 3. Their programme of study includes English; mathematics; science; Welsh; art; drama; geography; history, Information & Communication Technology (ICT); modern foreign languages; music; physical education; personal & social education (PSE); religious education and design technology.

PSE is delivered mainly through the timetabled tutor periods, supplemented occasionally by theatre-in-education performances, workshops and guest speakers.

By the end of Year 8, students choose the optional subjects they wish to study at Key Stage 4 in order that they benefit from a three year Key Stage 4 programme at the start of Year 9. Students are guided very carefully through this process in order that they make the choices that are appropriate for their needs, abilities and aspirations. The Year 8 options process begins in the latter half of the autumn term where pupils receive a number of presentations in assemblies from the Deputy Head responsible for the curriculum, from subject leaders and from outside agencies for courses they may not have experienced at Key Stage 3.

In February of Year 8, parents are invited to attend our Year 8 Options Evening where they too can listen to these presentations and speak to our Subject Leaders to discuss the suitability of courses for their children. Careers Wales advisors are also available to give further guidance on career, further and higher education pathways.  

Students in Years 9, 10 and 11 follow the core National Curriculum of English Language and Literature; mathematics; science (with the option of separate sciences leading to 3 GCSEs); Welsh; religious education; physical education; PSE and Welsh Baccalaureate. In addition students choose three subjects from a range of options. A variety of vocational qualifications are available to compliment the traditional GCSE qualifications. Additional information regarding Key Stage 4 provision is available in our Year 8 Options Booklet.

The majority of Sixth Form students study A Levels.  Further information on our post-16 curriculum offer can be found in the Sixth Form section of the website.

The curriculum is effective in meeting the needs of nearly all students in key stage 4 and those who return to the sixth form. It offers a wide range of academic courses and a few vocational options (Estyn)

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  • September 13, 2019 A reminder that you can subscribe to our school calendar via our website. Look out for different categories to make life easier Read more
  • September 12, 2019 Thank you to our Year 9 families who came to our ‘Make the Grade’ information evening. Look out for the slides over the next few days
  • September 12, 2019 We look forward to welcoming families of Year 6 students to our Open Evening on Thursday 3rd October. Tours available from 5.30pm until 7.30pm Read more
  • September 10, 2019 We are looking for a caring and diligent individual to join our team as a student welfare officer. Follow the link for details Read more
  • September 9, 2019 We look forward to welcoming Year 9 families to our introductory evening to GCSE. The event begins at 6.00pm in the school hall
  • September 5, 2019 We have a maternity leave vacancies in French; Spanish and PE for start this term. Click on the link for more details Read more
  • August 28, 2019 Our new canteen designs are coming on nicely... promoting heath and wellbeing Read more
  • August 28, 2019 We hope our students and staff are enjoying the last week of the summer break. There are two INSET days at the start of term: 2nd - 3rd September. School starts for all students on Wednesday 4th and we look forward to welcoming you all