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15:16 PM - 26 Nov 2020

Regrettably, we have been notified of a confirmed case in Year 13. A letter will be sent to all families (see attached) and a further letter will be sent with details of requirements to self-isolate to those students affected https://t.co/9Im5mfWVNq

11:40 AM - 26 Nov 2020

On Monday 30th November 2020 at 5.00pm we have Head of School Open Door, via MS Teams. Families can make an appointment to meet to discuss any concerns.

15:52 PM - 25 Nov 2020

We recognise that many families are struggling financially as a result of the health crisis. Families may apply for a free school meal (and uniform grant) via https://t.co/XLMNm23HPn

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1331343853874503683

21:08 PM - 24 Nov 2020

We are looking for a talented individual to join our team as a teacher of mathematics, from September 2021. Click on the link for more details https://t.co/o6QvahISRp https://t.co/q3dxom4Z0v

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1330932944320466948

17:55 PM - 23 Nov 2020

Retweetd From WG Education

All high school pupils and staff should wear face coverings in all areas outside the classroom as well as on school and college transport. It’s important everyone follows the guidelines to keep ourselves and each other safe. https://t.co/5YJXcn9x9I

15:03 PM - 23 Nov 2020

Calendar reminder: Year 10 Parents Evening on Thursday 26th November and INSET Day Friday 27th November.

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1330079987236540423

09:25 AM - 21 Nov 2020

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Read how secondary schools in Wales have been supporting wellbeing and learning during COVID-19: https://t.co/YgkpQFTQti https://t.co/gYXBZSsVPs

11:15 AM - 20 Nov 2020

A reminder that Year 10 Parents Evening will be held on Thursday 26th November, 3.30-6.00 pm. This will be via the "School Cloud" platform - information for this has been emailed to families.

14:52 PM - 18 Nov 2020

Diolch yn fawr to all students and families for your contribution to our fundraising events last week, raising over £960! https://t.co/9AeM2NiUa9

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1328798027641917445

20:31 PM - 17 Nov 2020

Retweetd From WG Education

Read how secondary schools in Wales have been supporting wellbeing and learning during COVID-19: https://t.co/YgkpQFTQti https://t.co/7ENQ4iJen3

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

  • November 26, 2020 Regrettably, we have been notified of a confirmed case in Year 13. A letter will be sent to all families (see attached) and a further letter will be sent with details of requirements to self-isolate to those students affected Read more
  • November 26, 2020 On Monday 30th November 2020 at 5.00pm we have Head of School Open Door, via MS Teams. Families can make an appointment to meet to discuss any concerns.
  • November 25, 2020 We recognise that many families are struggling financially as a result of the health crisis. Families may apply for a free school meal (and uniform grant) via Read more
  • November 24, 2020 We are looking for a talented individual to join our team as a teacher of mathematics, from September 2021. Click on the link for more details Read more Read more
  • November 23, 2020 All high school pupils and staff should wear face coverings in all areas outside the classroom as well as on school and college transport. It’s important everyone follows the guidelines to keep ourselves and each other safe. Read more
  • November 23, 2020 Calendar reminder: Year 10 Parents Evening on Thursday 26th November and INSET Day Friday 27th November.
  • November 21, 2020 Read how secondary schools in Wales have been supporting wellbeing and learning during COVID-19: Read more Read more
  • November 20, 2020 A reminder that Year 10 Parents Evening will be held on Thursday 26th November, 3.30-6.00 pm. This will be via the "School Cloud" platform - information for this has been emailed to families.