@Caldicot_Sch

13:11 PM - 27 Jan 2022

A reminder that on Monday 31st January 2022 we have Head of School Open Door. Families can make an appointment to meet to discuss any concerns from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.

22:34 PM - 5 Jan 2022

Retweetd From The Bishop of Llandaff/Caldicot School Partnership

We have a number of exciting opportunities at our schools to start in September 2022. Check out our career site for more details https://t.co/3vaMim2DW2

20:04 PM - 5 Jan 2022

Please find link below to a letter from Mr Belli, regarding start of term arrangements, including our revised risk assessment, which was emailed to all families this morning https://t.co/Kft8QLwBj6

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1478327204564152320

11:27 AM - 4 Jan 2022

Updated guidance on Coronavirus symptoms are available. Please take some time to familiarise yourself with these. Communications are being finalised and will be shared with families in the morning https://t.co/05YxMcABQs

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1472162254510563334

11:10 AM - 18 Dec 2021

As we close for the break, we wish everyone at school a safe, restful and happy Christmas. A reminder of the contact details available to support students, should they require this, during the holidays https://t.co/iHeOjFWJOD

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1469355860589780998

17:18 PM - 10 Dec 2021

We will be supporting on Friday 17th December to raise money for Save the Children with a Christmas Jumper (non-uniform) Day - £1 donation welcomed! https://t.co/INtik5EU47

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1469317686219972621

14:46 PM - 10 Dec 2021

Please check out the advice regarding close contacts and self-isolation in relation to Omicron variant of COVID https://t.co/gybpD2qVRQ

16:15 PM - 9 Dec 2021

A reminder that on Monday 13th December 2021, we have Head of Sixth Form Open Door. Families can make an appointment to meet to discuss any concerns from 4.30pm.

08:56 AM - 3 Dec 2021

We have two exciting opportunities to join our school in September, following internal promotions. These include Head of Mathematics; and teacher of science (biology). Please follow the link for more details https://t.co/R6BvasimSu

09:25 AM - 1 Dec 2021

Please find link below to a letter from Mr Belli regarding an update on face-coverings, which has also been emailed to families https://t.co/mC1Oz9LvQb

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

  • January 27, 2022 A reminder that on Monday 31st January 2022 we have Head of School Open Door. Families can make an appointment to meet to discuss any concerns from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.
  • January 5, 2022 We have a number of exciting opportunities at our schools to start in September 2022. Check out our career site for more details Read more
  • January 5, 2022 Please find link below to a letter from Mr Belli, regarding start of term arrangements, including our revised risk assessment, which was emailed to all families this morning Read more
  • January 4, 2022 Updated guidance on Coronavirus symptoms are available. Please take some time to familiarise yourself with these. Communications are being finalised and will be shared with families in the morning Read more
  • December 18, 2021 As we close for the break, we wish everyone at school a safe, restful and happy Christmas. A reminder of the contact details available to support students, should they require this, during the holidays Read more
  • December 10, 2021 We will be supporting on Friday 17th December to raise money for Save the Children with a Christmas Jumper (non-uniform) Day - £1 donation welcomed! Read more
  • December 10, 2021 Please check out the advice regarding close contacts and self-isolation in relation to Omicron variant of COVID Read more
  • December 9, 2021 A reminder that on Monday 13th December 2021, we have Head of Sixth Form Open Door. Families can make an appointment to meet to discuss any concerns from 4.30pm.