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06:47 AM - 26 Jan 2023

We have exciting opportunities at the school for Teacher of Physics and Teacher of Chemistry. Please click on the link to find out more. Teaching and non-teaching jobs at Caldicot School, Caldicot, Monmouthshire | Eteach https://t.co/R6BvasimSu

18:05 PM - 16 Jan 2023

Retweetd From Caldicot School PE

Congratulations to Jack and Esme on their selection for the Wales Hockey team 🏑 https://t.co/EPoSRBUxGd

10:40 AM - 23 Dec 2022

Our newsletter for this term is now available to view. https://t.co/l4zuho7Gip

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1605970420800315399

16:56 PM - 22 Dec 2022

Congratulations to maths teacher Mrs Baker, who won an award for her innovative approach to teaching about finance! Mrs Baker was honoured at the interactive investor Personal Finance Teacher of the Year Awards 2022. Read more in today’s Llongyfarchiadau! https://t.co/igmWH781Ge

11:39 AM - 22 Dec 2022

A reminder that on Friday 23rd December we will be holding our Christmas Jumper Day to support . £1 donation welcomed. The term will end at 1.20pm and we wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

08:10 AM - 22 Dec 2022

Retweetd From Caldicot School Music

Big thanks to everyone who supported our Christmas concert/ raffle/ auction 🙏 We have raised just over £1200 for perfect way to end a long term!

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1605614284695896064

17:20 PM - 21 Dec 2022

Please support our safeguarding and wellbeing team on their sponsored walk for the today by donating via the QR code! https://t.co/LjpE5JQGfe

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1604826549760540673

13:10 PM - 19 Dec 2022

Retweetd From Caldicot School Music

Last chance to buy your concert tickets, raffle tickets and bid on our fabulous items! https://t.co/EuLP0t3fTL All proceeds going to Thank for our lovely message. https://t.co/MM5J5MMrBS

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1603725833247641602

12:16 PM - 16 Dec 2022

Retweetd From Caldicot School Music

Four days until our Christmas concert! Tickets are selling fast.... Don't forget your raffle tickets and our online auction. All funds raised will be donated to https://t.co/ZJpEqMUdpt

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1602966047967088640

09:57 AM - 14 Dec 2022

Retweetd From Caldicot School Music

Our charity auction in aid of goes live this morning at 9am. Check out the fabulous celebrity items that have been donated. Place your bids here https://t.co/EuLP0t3fTL Pob lwc! https://t.co/g8SIZv4gGw

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

  • January 26, 2023 We have exciting opportunities at the school for Teacher of Physics and Teacher of Chemistry. Please click on the link to find out more. Teaching and non-teaching jobs at Caldicot School, Caldicot, Monmouthshire | Eteach Read more
  • January 16, 2023 Congratulations to Jack and Esme on their selection for the Wales Hockey team 🏑 Read more
  • December 23, 2022 Our newsletter for this term is now available to view. Read more
  • December 22, 2022 Congratulations to maths teacher Mrs Baker, who won an award for her innovative approach to teaching about finance! Mrs Baker was honoured at the interactive investor Personal Finance Teacher of the Year Awards 2022. Read more in today’s Llongyfarchiadau! Read more
  • December 22, 2022 A reminder that on Friday 23rd December we will be holding our Christmas Jumper Day to support . £1 donation welcomed. The term will end at 1.20pm and we wish everyone a Merry Christmas.
  • December 22, 2022 Big thanks to everyone who supported our Christmas concert/ raffle/ auction 🙏 We have raised just over £1200 for perfect way to end a long term!
  • December 21, 2022 Please support our safeguarding and wellbeing team on their sponsored walk for the today by donating via the QR code! Read more
  • December 19, 2022 Last chance to buy your concert tickets, raffle tickets and bid on our fabulous items! Read more All proceeds going to Thank for our lovely message. Read more