@Caldicot_Sch

14:23 PM - 6 May 2021

We are looking for a teaching assistants to join us in September 2021. Visit our career site for more details https://t.co/pelr8Mqyni

07:53 AM - 29 Apr 2021

Retweetd From Marc Belli

We have this morning been contacted by TTP of a positive Lateral Flow Test result in Year 9. We are working to identify the contacts and will be in touch with families shortly. Apologies for the inconvenience

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1386699310230917122

16:10 PM - 26 Apr 2021

Well done to Macey on your successful application to the Athletics Scholarship, majoring in Law at the Houston Baptist University, Texas! https://t.co/45l0FuaQte

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1385194223285194754

12:30 PM - 22 Apr 2021

Congratulations to Poppy and Ffion for their offers to study medicine at the University of Cardiff and University of Bristol! https://t.co/PrWmYB8BFB

17:51 PM - 19 Apr 2021

Retweetd From Marc Belli

Our final 'Qualifications 2021' briefing for students/families will commence at 6.00pm tonight. Please check emails for the link. Look forward to seeing you all. The same session will be run for students/families at the same time tomorrow

15:32 PM - 12 Apr 2021

A reminder that Year 7 Parents Evening will be held on Thursday 15th April. Information to book appointments for these using the online platform has been emailed to families.

20:55 PM - 11 Apr 2021

We look forward to all students returning to school on Monday 12th April, for the start of the summer term. Remember it is Week 1

13:26 PM - 22 Mar 2021

A reminder that Year 9 Parents Evening will be held on Thursday 25th March. Information to book appointments for these using the online platform has been emailed to families.

14:52 PM - 19 Mar 2021

We are really looking forward to welcoming Years 10, 11, 12 and 13 on Monday morning next week, as well seeing Year 9 again on Wednesday, Year 8 on Thursday and Year 7 on Friday! Remote learning will continue for those year groups not on-site on specified days.

19:03 PM - 18 Mar 2021

It has been great to see all of the students this week and we look forward to welcoming Year 7 tomorrow morning! Remote learning will continue for Years 8, 9, 10 and 12.

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.

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 2021
In the absence of our annual Options Evening, please find the link to our options website. This gives you an overview of the key stage 4 pathway for students, as well as useful information for the routes of study and course details. A copy of the options booklet may also be downloaded in the section at the bottom of the page.

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  
GCSE Options Booklet 2021 10th Feb 2021 Download

Latest Tweets

  • May 6, 2021 We are looking for a teaching assistants to join us in September 2021. Visit our career site for more details Read more
  • April 29, 2021 We have this morning been contacted by TTP of a positive Lateral Flow Test result in Year 9. We are working to identify the contacts and will be in touch with families shortly. Apologies for the inconvenience
  • April 26, 2021 Well done to Macey on your successful application to the Athletics Scholarship, majoring in Law at the Houston Baptist University, Texas! Read more
  • April 22, 2021 Congratulations to Poppy and Ffion for their offers to study medicine at the University of Cardiff and University of Bristol! Read more
  • April 19, 2021 Our final 'Qualifications 2021' briefing for students/families will commence at 6.00pm tonight. Please check emails for the link. Look forward to seeing you all. The same session will be run for students/families at the same time tomorrow
  • April 12, 2021 A reminder that Year 7 Parents Evening will be held on Thursday 15th April. Information to book appointments for these using the online platform has been emailed to families.
  • April 11, 2021 We look forward to all students returning to school on Monday 12th April, for the start of the summer term. Remember it is Week 1
  • March 22, 2021 A reminder that Year 9 Parents Evening will be held on Thursday 25th March. Information to book appointments for these using the online platform has been emailed to families.