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16:40 PM - 30 Sep 2022

Retweetd From Caldicot School Drama

Wonderful evening showcasing some of the talent in the Drama department at open evening last night 🎭🎤 https://t.co/Z9Clctxrj5

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10:58 AM - 30 Sep 2022

Congratulations to our new Senior Students for academic year 2022-23 - Rhys, Cleo, Catherine, and Corey https://t.co/OMbAqcrDHL

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17:22 PM - 29 Sep 2022

Year 6 Families, we are ready for you! We can’t wait to show you our brilliant school! https://t.co/2D8DXLY8P6

07:16 AM - 28 Sep 2022

We are really looking forward to seeing Year 6 families tomorrow 5.30pm to 7.30pm. https://t.co/tANyGUm6V7

11:59 AM - 24 Sep 2022

Contact if you are a local or national employer and you are interested in attending our upcoming Career Fair. https://t.co/uEiunXqfYf

20:44 PM - 22 Sep 2022

We have exciting opportunities at the school for Teacher of Welsh, 2nd in Mathematics and Teacher of Chemistry. Please click on the link to find out more. https://t.co/R6BvasiUI2

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12:02 PM - 22 Sep 2022

Congratulations to Maddy in Year 12 for being awarded the prestigious Arkwright Engineering Scholarship following a rigorous application, examination and interview process. A fantastic achievement! https://t.co/cPpgCsmBXt

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1572573872947331072

14:10 PM - 21 Sep 2022

We invite all Year 6 families to our open evening next Thursday (29th September). Tours of the school will be available from 5:30pm until 7:30pm, with presentations by headteacher Steven Grech at 5:30pm and 7pm. https://t.co/Prrc2MHcoB

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16:51 PM - 20 Sep 2022

We are incredibly proud to learn that Caldicot alumna, Emily Batten has represented the Royal Marines Band Service as a clarinettist in HLM Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral procession yesterday, following 7 years of duty. What a spectacular achievement, Emily! 👏🏼 https://t.co/0ZiPltzO8U

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11:30 AM - 15 Sep 2022

Reminder: The school will be closed to all pupils and staff on Monday (September 19th) for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's State Funeral. https://t.co/XxYPGnwCME

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 2022
A copy of the options booklet and options form are below for you to download. 

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  
Year 8 Options Booklet (2022) 14th Feb 2022 Download
Year 8 Options Form (2022) 14th Feb 2022 Download

Latest Tweets

  • September 30, 2022 Wonderful evening showcasing some of the talent in the Drama department at open evening last night 🎭🎤 Read more
  • September 30, 2022 Congratulations to our new Senior Students for academic year 2022-23 - Rhys, Cleo, Catherine, and Corey Read more
  • September 29, 2022 Year 6 Families, we are ready for you! We can’t wait to show you our brilliant school! Read more
  • September 28, 2022 We are really looking forward to seeing Year 6 families tomorrow 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Read more
  • September 24, 2022 Contact if you are a local or national employer and you are interested in attending our upcoming Career Fair. Read more
  • September 22, 2022 We have exciting opportunities at the school for Teacher of Welsh, 2nd in Mathematics and Teacher of Chemistry. Please click on the link to find out more. Read more
  • September 22, 2022 Congratulations to Maddy in Year 12 for being awarded the prestigious Arkwright Engineering Scholarship following a rigorous application, examination and interview process. A fantastic achievement! Read more
  • September 21, 2022 We invite all Year 6 families to our open evening next Thursday (29th September). Tours of the school will be available from 5:30pm until 7:30pm, with presentations by headteacher Steven Grech at 5:30pm and 7pm. Read more