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21:03 PM - 28 Jul 2021

In partnership with , we are looking for an IT Desktop Support Technician to join us as soon as possible. Please follow the link for more details https://t.co/qspgG6HC3N and the application packs via https://t.co/uqamdCYHaG

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07:11 AM - 20 Jul 2021

Congratulations to Caylen and Tamsin for having the most positive praise points in the school for 2021-2022, therefore receiving an i-pad each! https://t.co/E3S8WaJTMJ

11:27 AM - 19 Jul 2021

Our newsletter is available to view using the following link: https://t.co/1bIDkZ2Cvz

12:25 PM - 15 Jul 2021

We have been informed of an asymptomatic case in Year 7. Those students affected will be required to self-isolate and have been contacted separately. We will update should the situation change. Thank you for your understanding

20:32 PM - 8 Jul 2021

INSET DAY: A reminder that Friday 9th July is a staff training day. As a result, school is closed to all students

19:13 PM - 4 Jul 2021

04/07/21 We have been informed of a positive asymptotic case within our Specialist Resource Base. As a result, we have contacted families of students who will need to self-isolate. Apologies for the inconvenience and we will provide more details tomorrow via email

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13:49 PM - 1 Jul 2021

Congratulations to Abbie, Thomas, Isabella, Niamh, Tiger, Mia, Rosalind and Llewelyn on becoming Heads of House for 2021-2022! https://t.co/4KUmUyPZYT

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13:45 PM - 1 Jul 2021

Congratulations to Emily and Rhys on becoming Heads of the Student Leadership Team, and to Mae and Eva on becoming Deputy Heads of the Student Leadership Team!#caldicotexcellence https://t.co/wl1WyGwm7S

20:43 PM - 23 Jun 2021

A reminder that all provisional general GCSE/AS/A level centre determined grades will be shared by email with students on Tuesday 29th June. All grades for non-WJEC vocational qualifications will be published on official results days in August, in line with national expectations

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 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

  • July 28, 2021 In partnership with , we are looking for an IT Desktop Support Technician to join us as soon as possible. Please follow the link for more details Read more and the application packs via Read more
  • July 20, 2021 Congratulations to Caylen and Tamsin for having the most positive praise points in the school for 2021-2022, therefore receiving an i-pad each! Read more
  • July 19, 2021 Our newsletter is available to view using the following link: Read more
  • July 15, 2021 We have been informed of an asymptomatic case in Year 7. Those students affected will be required to self-isolate and have been contacted separately. We will update should the situation change. Thank you for your understanding
  • July 8, 2021 INSET DAY: A reminder that Friday 9th July is a staff training day. As a result, school is closed to all students
  • July 4, 2021 04/07/21 We have been informed of a positive asymptotic case within our Specialist Resource Base. As a result, we have contacted families of students who will need to self-isolate. Apologies for the inconvenience and we will provide more details tomorrow via email
  • July 1, 2021 Congratulations to Abbie, Thomas, Isabella, Niamh, Tiger, Mia, Rosalind and Llewelyn on becoming Heads of House for 2021-2022! Read more
  • July 1, 2021 Congratulations to Emily and Rhys on becoming Heads of the Student Leadership Team, and to Mae and Eva on becoming Deputy Heads of the Student Leadership Team!#caldicotexcellence Read more