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19:43 PM - 22 Feb 2020

Retweetd From Caldicot School Engineering

Thank you to for a great event. Thank you also to team Caldicoders for putting my name forward for the coach award https://t.co/OtWJB8GJqL https://t.co/IlNGp02eix

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20:09 PM - 21 Feb 2020

Retweetd From Caldicot NYC

Our final day in NYC starts with a walk over Brooklyn Bridge - it's cold! 🥶 https://t.co/4otgafdYSw

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16:03 PM - 20 Feb 2020

Retweetd From Caldicot NYC

It really is a great view! https://t.co/j5sssJRU1H

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20:49 PM - 19 Feb 2020

Retweetd From Caldicot NYC

Another group photo! Federal Hall on Broad St and the sculpture of George Washington. https://t.co/68JIIS1Ljj

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02:06 AM - 19 Feb 2020

Retweetd From Caldicot NYC

Day 2, group photo on Liberty Island https://t.co/Ss4EwOpEdg

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20:10 PM - 17 Feb 2020

Retweetd From Caldicot NYC

Day 1, Washington Square. https://t.co/KcrykNtlvQ

12:16 PM - 16 Feb 2020

Have a fantastic trip everyone! ✈️🏙😀

20:57 PM - 15 Feb 2020

Retweetd From Marc Belli

It’s been a full half term and culminating with fantastic productions of Lord of the Flies and Hairspray. Wishing our amazing students and staff a wonderful break. Thank you to the staff giving their time for the Caldicot visit to NYC

16:00 PM - 15 Feb 2020

Retweetd From Marc Belli

This is a great initiative from Welsh Government. If any and/or families need support then follow the link https://t.co/rj4CnUcrFY

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17:41 PM - 13 Feb 2020

Retweetd From Caldicot School PE

A big well done to the Caldicot school pupils who participated in Cardiff martial arts tournament on Sunday. All pupils did extremely well and are now preparing for the Nationals in bath of the 22nd February.. https://t.co/jsfKTDqLVh

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)

Latest Tweets

  • February 22, 2020 Thank you to for a great event. Thank you also to team Caldicoders for putting my name forward for the coach award Read more Read more
  • February 21, 2020 Our final day in NYC starts with a walk over Brooklyn Bridge - it's cold! 🥶 Read more
  • February 20, 2020 It really is a great view! Read more
  • February 19, 2020 Another group photo! Federal Hall on Broad St and the sculpture of George Washington. Read more
  • February 19, 2020 Day 2, group photo on Liberty Island Read more
  • February 17, 2020 Day 1, Washington Square. Read more
  • February 15, 2020 It’s been a full half term and culminating with fantastic productions of Lord of the Flies and Hairspray. Wishing our amazing students and staff a wonderful break. Thank you to the staff giving their time for the Caldicot visit to NYC