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12:55 PM - 30 Jun 2022

We have exciting opportunities to join our school within our Catering Team. Please click on the link to find out more. https://t.co/Ylojm6Iz6U

11:28 AM - 21 Jun 2022

We have an exciting opportunity to join our school as Teacher of Welsh starting in January 2023. Please click on the link to find out more. https://t.co/ctLsfZeKut

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19:53 PM - 18 Jun 2022

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One week to go for the Caldicot School Career Fair. Spread the word! 22/6/22 6 - 8 pm. 56 exhibitors https://t.co/P9PT29yq66

12:41 PM - 9 Jun 2022

We have a fantastic opportunity to join our school as a Cover Supervisor from September 2022. Please click on the link to find out more. https://t.co/FRtZNvYg7m

16:51 PM - 19 May 2022

We have an exciting opportunity to join our school as Teacher of Music starting in September. Please click on the link to find out more. https://t.co/hIxarKj5Vh

16:17 PM - 18 May 2022

We have an exciting opportunity to join our school as 2nd in Mathematics starting in September. Please click on the link to find out more. https://t.co/4kG0skTyFP

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17:47 PM - 9 May 2022

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Congratulations to Caldicot year 9 Rugby on winning the Newport Schools Cup v Bassaleg today🏉Great effort from both sides and the occasion enjoyed by all! Thanks to Newport high for hosting https://t.co/J46dVuf8Js

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10:58 AM - 14 Apr 2022

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11:09 AM - 7 Apr 2022

A reminder that Friday 8th April is a non-uniform day - £1 donations welcomed, which will be donated to support those affected by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. The school day will finish at 1.20pm.

11:05 AM - 7 Apr 2022

Please find our April 2022 Newsletter here https://t.co/mQka0a5rxL

Curriculum Overview

Curriculum vision
Our aim is to offer a broad and balanced curriculum which enables each member of the school community to become the ‘best versions of themselves’. Our curriculum is designed so that all students, regardless of their background or ability, is able to develop the attitudes and qualities which prepares them to

  • achieve the very best academic standards in all subject areas, commensurate with their own ability;
  • utilise the necessary skills which helps prepare them for life beyond school; and
  • become good citizens, underpinned by our core values of: Honesty, Tolerance, Respect and Responsibility.

We take every opportunity to ensure all students make the best progress possible and achieve the highest possible standards in subjects and qualifications. We strive to narrow the gaps in achievement and enable those not achieving age-related expectations to catch up with their peers. Our ALNCo works closely with all departments, in order to support students so that they all have access to the curriculum. The school challenges more able and talented students so that they achieve their full potential and their progress is sustained and enhanced. We make certain that all young people develop the skills and abilities needed for success in life and can apply them in a wide range of contexts.

Teaching groups vary in nature but generally there are mixed ability classes on admission in Year 7. A process of setting, determined by each department, takes place as students move through the school. Some setting takes place in Year 7 with further extensions to setting in Years 8- 11. 

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.

GCSE
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.

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.  

GCSE Options 2022
A copy of the options booklet and options form are below for you to download. 

Sixth Form
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)

GCSE Options Date  
Year 8 Options Booklet (2022) 14th Feb 2022 Download
Year 8 Options Form (2022) 14th Feb 2022 Download

Latest Tweets

  • June 30, 2022 We have exciting opportunities to join our school within our Catering Team. Please click on the link to find out more. Read more
  • June 21, 2022 We have an exciting opportunity to join our school as Teacher of Welsh starting in January 2023. Please click on the link to find out more. Read more
  • June 18, 2022 One week to go for the Caldicot School Career Fair. Spread the word! 22/6/22 6 - 8 pm. 56 exhibitors Read more
  • June 9, 2022 We have a fantastic opportunity to join our school as a Cover Supervisor from September 2022. Please click on the link to find out more. Read more
  • May 19, 2022 We have an exciting opportunity to join our school as Teacher of Music starting in September. Please click on the link to find out more. Read more
  • May 18, 2022 We have an exciting opportunity to join our school as 2nd in Mathematics starting in September. Please click on the link to find out more. Read more
  • May 9, 2022 Congratulations to Caldicot year 9 Rugby on winning the Newport Schools Cup v Bassaleg today🏉Great effort from both sides and the occasion enjoyed by all! Thanks to Newport high for hosting Read more
  • April 14, 2022 ✍️ Looking to get your students exam ready with FREE learning and revision resources, tips, and guidance? Find everything you need on the WJEC Student Hub: Read more | Read more