@Caldicot_Sch

20:22 PM - 1 Mar 2021

The slides which Mr Belli presented are available on our Qualifications 2021 webpage. They will be emailed to families tomorrow https://t.co/lfu9c2wp8e

20:06 PM - 26 Feb 2021

On Monday 1st March at 6.00pm, we will be hosting a qualifications ‘live event’ to brief Year 10, 11, 12, 13 students and their families on our plans for the coming weeks/months. A link has been sent via email but If you have not received this then please contact Mrs Maunders

20:57 PM - 24 Feb 2021

Retweetd From Marc Belli

The link to our ‘Qualifications’ Live Event, which will be held on Monday 1st March at 6.00pm, has been emailed to our families/students of Year 10, 11, 12 and 13. We look forward to welcoming you

15:15 PM - 24 Feb 2021

A reminder that Year 12 Parents Evening will be held on Thursday 4th March and Year 9 Parents Evening will be held on Thursday 25th March. Information to book appointments for these using the online platform will be emailed to families.

08:57 AM - 22 Feb 2021

We are looking forward to virtually welcoming all students back to school today! As a reminder, we are following the Week 2 timetable this week.

08:00 AM - 19 Feb 2021

Retweetd From Marc Belli

Important update👇🏻👇🏻 https://t.co/F2Mp3ijD4b

08:50 AM - 10 Feb 2021

The GCSE Options Booklet and micro-site is now available for students and families https://t.co/kQdrGOYImO The deadline for options is Sunday 14th March 2021

10:34 AM - 8 Feb 2021

We are looking for a teacher of physics to join us in September 2021. Click on the link for details https://t.co/VOzLl0Vmx2

07:05 AM - 29 Jan 2021

Retweetd From Marc Belli

UPDATE: Remote learning to continue for the rest of the half-term 👇🏻👇🏻 https://t.co/tP40rH0BfH

08:26 AM - 26 Jan 2021

A reminder that our parent session regarding Qualifications in 2021 are being held on Wednesday 27th January at 6.30pm for GCSE; and 7.00pm for AS/A2. Please check your emails for the Microsoft Teams link

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

  • March 1, 2021 The slides which Mr Belli presented are available on our Qualifications 2021 webpage. They will be emailed to families tomorrow Read more
  • February 26, 2021 On Monday 1st March at 6.00pm, we will be hosting a qualifications ‘live event’ to brief Year 10, 11, 12, 13 students and their families on our plans for the coming weeks/months. A link has been sent via email but If you have not received this then please contact Mrs Maunders
  • February 24, 2021 The link to our ‘Qualifications’ Live Event, which will be held on Monday 1st March at 6.00pm, has been emailed to our families/students of Year 10, 11, 12 and 13. We look forward to welcoming you
  • February 24, 2021 A reminder that Year 12 Parents Evening will be held on Thursday 4th March and Year 9 Parents Evening will be held on Thursday 25th March. Information to book appointments for these using the online platform will be emailed to families.
  • February 22, 2021 We are looking forward to virtually welcoming all students back to school today! As a reminder, we are following the Week 2 timetable this week.
  • February 19, 2021 Important update👇🏻👇🏻 Read more
  • February 10, 2021 The GCSE Options Booklet and micro-site is now available for students and families Read more The deadline for options is Sunday 14th March 2021
  • February 8, 2021 We are looking for a teacher of physics to join us in September 2021. Click on the link for details Read more