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18:45 PM - 16 May 2024

Congratulations to our year 8 football team who won the Gwent Schools Cup today in a thrilling final. They fought back from a losing position twice to end the game 3-3 and went on to win the penalty shootout 5-3. Well done boys 👏 🏆 pic.twitter.com/BoWaRbERap

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17:56 PM - 9 May 2024

A valiant effort from our year 7 football team in the Newports Schools Cup Final today - but unfortunately didn’t get the win. A fantastic achievement to get there, well done to all involved 👏 pic.twitter.com/yRQl5gXxWZ

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12:50 PM - 7 May 2024

Congratulations to the year 10 football team for being crowned winners of the Newport Schools Cup, after a closely fought 1-0 win in the final today. Well done all 👏 pic.twitter.com/ApgRb211K1

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19:27 PM - 2 May 2024

Congratulations to our year 10 football team who won their semi-final 3-0, progressing to the Newport Schools Final on May 7th. Well done boys and good luck for the final 🏆 pic.twitter.com/cl6vSoV3fI

20:04 PM - 29 Apr 2024

Congratulations to our senior football team who won 3-0 against Caerleon in the semi-final of the cup. Well done all and good luck in the final 🏆

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16:54 PM - 9 Apr 2024

Congratulations to the year 8 football team who won 5-1 in the semi final of the Gwent cup v Monmouth. Now into the Final with another semi final to play next week (Newport schools) too. Well done 🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/xrCfCbUtTL

07:47 AM - 6 Apr 2024

Congratulations to Ophelia on being selected for the U13 Wales Cricket summer squad. Fantastic achievement 🏏 https://t.co/JNsfbdgRIA

17:41 PM - 30 Mar 2024

Ski trip return info:Approximate time of arrival 9pm.The school car park barrier is currently lowered. Please can we ask families collecting students to refrain from parking too close to car park entrance to allow the coach space to manoeuvre into the car park. See you later!

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21:13 PM - 25 Mar 2024

Brilliant sunshine for a brilliant first day of skiing.Our beginners made fantastic progress, with many starting to tackle gradual turns. More experienced skiers travelled up the mountain and got some good runs in too. Looking forward to resuming lessons tomorrow pic.twitter.com/Jy2hzHWT44

08:14 AM - 25 Mar 2024

Yesterday we visited the Gulfoss Waterfalls and got to witness an active Geyser. We had lunch in a beautiful family run tomato greenhouse followed by a drive across tectonic plate boundaries into the rift valley at Thingvellir National Park. Can’t wait for today’s adventures! pic.twitter.com/sEyInerrHC

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 have a programme of study that 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.

Curriculum for Wales

At Caldicot, our year 7 curriculum celebrates and promotes being ‘committed to achievement’ for all. It is designed so through the content of lessons; through strategic development of skills and through the nature of how students experience their learning, they develop into young adults who embody the four purposes of the Curriculum for Wales. Students are encouraged to become: ambitious, capable learners; enterprising, creative contributors; healthy, confident individuals; ethical, informed citizens.

Our curriculum places the four purposes at its core, where real- life context develops understanding, enabling our students to value, understand, contribute to and sometimes challenge the world in which we live.  We value and promote diversity, inclusion and equality. Lesson content is supported by enrichment activities, a fundamental part of our school life. Curriculum design enables students to make progress across all areas of the school and nurture a healthy sense of wellbeing. 

Each Area of Learning and Experience works collaboratively with our cluster primary schools to consider the entitlement for each student as they move to secondary school. Caldicot School is committed to supporting teaching and learning so students have the right experience that will help them embody the four purposes and become experts in their chosen fields.

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 2023
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

  • May 16, 2024 Congratulations to our year 8 football team who won the Gwent Schools Cup today in a thrilling final. They fought back from a losing position twice to end the game 3-3 and went on to win the penalty shootout 5-3. Well done boys 👏 🏆 pic.twitter.com/BoWaRbERap
  • May 9, 2024 A valiant effort from our year 7 football team in the Newports Schools Cup Final today - but unfortunately didn’t get the win. A fantastic achievement to get there, well done to all involved 👏 pic.twitter.com/yRQl5gXxWZ
  • May 7, 2024 Congratulations to the year 10 football team for being crowned winners of the Newport Schools Cup, after a closely fought 1-0 win in the final today. Well done all 👏 pic.twitter.com/ApgRb211K1
  • May 2, 2024 Congratulations to our year 10 football team who won their semi-final 3-0, progressing to the Newport Schools Final on May 7th. Well done boys and good luck for the final 🏆 pic.twitter.com/cl6vSoV3fI
  • April 29, 2024 Congratulations to our senior football team who won 3-0 against Caerleon in the semi-final of the cup. Well done all and good luck in the final 🏆
  • April 9, 2024 Congratulations to the year 8 football team who won 5-1 in the semi final of the Gwent cup v Monmouth. Now into the Final with another semi final to play next week (Newport schools) too. Well done 🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/xrCfCbUtTL
  • April 6, 2024 Congratulations to Ophelia on being selected for the U13 Wales Cricket summer squad. Fantastic achievement 🏏 Read more
  • March 30, 2024 Ski trip return info:Approximate time of arrival 9pm.The school car park barrier is currently lowered. Please can we ask families collecting students to refrain from parking too close to car park entrance to allow the coach space to manoeuvre into the car park. See you later!
  • March 25, 2024 Brilliant sunshine for a brilliant first day of skiing.Our beginners made fantastic progress, with many starting to tackle gradual turns. More experienced skiers travelled up the mountain and got some good runs in too. Looking forward to resuming lessons tomorrow pic.twitter.com/Jy2hzHWT44
  • March 25, 2024 Yesterday we visited the Gulfoss Waterfalls and got to witness an active Geyser. We had lunch in a beautiful family run tomato greenhouse followed by a drive across tectonic plate boundaries into the rift valley at Thingvellir National Park. Can’t wait for today’s adventures! pic.twitter.com/sEyInerrHC
  • March 25, 2024 Yesterday we visited the Gulfoss Waterfalls and got to witness an active Geyser. We had lunch in a beautiful family run tomato greenhouse followed by a drive across tectonic plate boundaries into the rift valley at Thingvellir National Park. Can’t wait for today’s adventures! pic.twitter.com/sEyInerrHC
  • March 24, 2024 Our skiers have now arrived safely at Artesina. Since then we have found our rooms, unpacked, enjoyed an evening meal and been fitted for skis! All ready for bed now after our long journey and looking forward to hitting the slopes tomorrow ⛷️ pic.twitter.com/xbcF9dvq8q