@Caldicot_Sch

13:36 PM - 20 Oct 2021

A reminder that Friday 22nd October is an INSET day and school is closed for all students.

08:37 AM - 15 Oct 2021

Today we are celebrating Dydd Shwmae Day! For more information: https://t.co/FMzJpqqKOZ Diolch yn fawr iawn to and all who have sent messages of support!

09:48 AM - 12 Oct 2021

A reminder of the Meet the Form Tutor Evening for Year 7 families on Thursday 14th October from 3.30pm. Students can make an appointment directly with their form tutor.

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1443609121786318854

17:10 PM - 30 Sep 2021

We are excited to be welcoming families of Year 6 from 5.30pm this evening. Preparations are well under way! https://t.co/pYOQLKJ8b3

14:56 PM - 30 Sep 2021

On Monday 4th October 2021, we have Head of School Open Door. Families can make an appointment to meet to discuss any concerns between 4.30 and 6.30pm.

15:30 PM - 28 Sep 2021

We are very much looking forward to welcoming families of Year 6 students to our our Open Evening on Thursday this week (🗓30th September, 5.30 to 7.30pm) https://t.co/I2DBbh4VQL

07:40 AM - 24 Sep 2021

We are looking for a number of examination invigilators to join our team. Check out our advert and get in touch with Mrs Lillie, Examinations Manager, at school https://t.co/JOXzlAgSi7

08:54 AM - 23 Sep 2021

A reminder about the "virtual" Sixth Form Information Evening at 7.00pm on Monday 27th September. Links to access this will be emailed to families of Year 12 and 13 students.

07:14 AM - 22 Sep 2021

We are looking forward to the virtual Year 10 and Year 11 GCSE Information Evening on Thursday 23rd September at 7.00pm. A link to join has been emailed to families.

14:33 PM - 17 Sep 2021

A reminder about the "virtual" Years 7 and 8 Information Evening at 7.00pm on Monday 20th September. Links to access this will be emailed to families of Year 7 and 8 students.

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

  • October 20, 2021 A reminder that Friday 22nd October is an INSET day and school is closed for all students.
  • October 15, 2021 Today we are celebrating Dydd Shwmae Day! For more information: Read more Diolch yn fawr iawn to and all who have sent messages of support!
  • October 12, 2021 A reminder of the Meet the Form Tutor Evening for Year 7 families on Thursday 14th October from 3.30pm. Students can make an appointment directly with their form tutor.
  • September 30, 2021 We are excited to be welcoming families of Year 6 from 5.30pm this evening. Preparations are well under way! Read more
  • September 30, 2021 On Monday 4th October 2021, we have Head of School Open Door. Families can make an appointment to meet to discuss any concerns between 4.30 and 6.30pm.
  • September 28, 2021 We are very much looking forward to welcoming families of Year 6 students to our our Open Evening on Thursday this week (🗓30th September, 5.30 to 7.30pm) Read more
  • September 24, 2021 We are looking for a number of examination invigilators to join our team. Check out our advert and get in touch with Mrs Lillie, Examinations Manager, at school Read more
  • September 23, 2021 A reminder about the "virtual" Sixth Form Information Evening at 7.00pm on Monday 27th September. Links to access this will be emailed to families of Year 12 and 13 students.