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09:53 AM - 21 Sep 2020

In the absence of a face-to-face open evening, we have developed a secure area of the school site to support families. We have shared the login details with primary schools but contact Mrs Maunders at school if you do not have this. The site goes live on 1st October. Please RT https://t.co/pBHftctBCh

12:02 PM - 17 Sep 2020

Our 'Introduction to GCSE' event for Year 9 students and can be accessed via the following link https://t.co/58hSGi6I23

19:22 PM - 15 Sep 2020

A letter from Mr Belli, Executive Headteacher, has been sent to all families today. Please check your emails or follow the link https://t.co/DSrWXzol9Z

13:01 PM - 11 Sep 2020

Retweetd From CaldicotPTFA

We're back! Our first PTFA meeting of the year will be next Monday 14th September at 6.00pm. More details to follow in the next few days

10:58 AM - 11 Sep 2020

It has been a fantastic week with Year 11 and Year 13, who have been very productive in their studies and adapted so well. We are really looking forward to seeing all students from Monday 14th September!

09:43 AM - 7 Sep 2020

A warm welcome to our Year 11 and Year 13 students. Remember all other year groups have distance learning published on our dedicated webpage with work accessible via Google Classrooms

18:41 PM - 3 Sep 2020

We are looking forward to welcoming Year 7 and Year 12 to school tomorrow!

16:14 PM - 1 Sep 2020

Please find attached a letter from Mr Belli regarding the use of face-coverings in school. https://t.co/Qbsw22mSWe

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10:10 AM - 24 Aug 2020

In line with our ‘Restart; Refresh; Recover’ Guide, the start of term will be phased. However, we will be using INSET days during the first week to reduce disruption throughout the year. We look forward to welcoming everyone back **Distance Leaning via Google Classrooms** https://t.co/qya2QCIuk2

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)

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  • September 21, 2020 In the absence of a face-to-face open evening, we have developed a secure area of the school site to support families. We have shared the login details with primary schools but contact Mrs Maunders at school if you do not have this. The site goes live on 1st October. Please RT Read more
  • September 17, 2020 Our 'Introduction to GCSE' event for Year 9 students and can be accessed via the following link Read more
  • September 15, 2020 A letter from Mr Belli, Executive Headteacher, has been sent to all families today. Please check your emails or follow the link Read more
  • September 11, 2020 We're back! Our first PTFA meeting of the year will be next Monday 14th September at 6.00pm. More details to follow in the next few days
  • September 11, 2020 It has been a fantastic week with Year 11 and Year 13, who have been very productive in their studies and adapted so well. We are really looking forward to seeing all students from Monday 14th September!
  • September 7, 2020 Read more
  • September 7, 2020 A warm welcome to our Year 11 and Year 13 students. Remember all other year groups have distance learning published on our dedicated webpage with work accessible via Google Classrooms
  • September 3, 2020 We are looking forward to welcoming Year 7 and Year 12 to school tomorrow!