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20:34 PM - 13 Sep 2019

A reminder that you can subscribe to our school calendar via our website. Look out for different categories to make life easier https://t.co/WNjPnKIR8k

19:22 PM - 12 Sep 2019

Thank you to our Year 9 families who came to our ‘Make the Grade’ information evening. Look out for the slides over the next few days

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1172046528099291138

08:17 AM - 12 Sep 2019

We look forward to welcoming families of Year 6 students to our Open Evening on Thursday 3rd October. Tours available from 5.30pm until 7.30pm https://t.co/OSoo7CnTtV

07:49 AM - 10 Sep 2019

We are looking for a caring and diligent individual to join our team as a student welfare officer. Follow the link for details https://t.co/KTJGfEA7SU

12:24 PM - 9 Sep 2019

We look forward to welcoming Year 9 families to our introductory evening to GCSE. The event begins at 6.00pm in the school hall

14:36 PM - 5 Sep 2019

We have a maternity leave vacancies in French; Spanish and PE for start this term. Click on the link for more details https://t.co/90htAZBK0j

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1166799933611159554

20:49 PM - 28 Aug 2019

Our new canteen designs are coming on nicely... promoting heath and wellbeing https://t.co/5xmcC8P3z4

20:38 PM - 28 Aug 2019

We hope our students and staff are enjoying the last week of the summer break. There are two INSET days at the start of term: 2nd - 3rd September. School starts for all students on Wednesday 4th and we look forward to welcoming you all

15:14 PM - 22 Aug 2019

Congratulations to our GCSE students who collected their outcomes today. Be very proud of your achievements

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1163016213951393793

10:14 AM - 18 Aug 2019

While everyone is enjoying their holidays, our site team are busy undertaking work on the school site. Also, our new school website, which will be ready for the new school year, is nearly finished https://t.co/z0YwPKPXHM

Welcome

Welcome to the sixth form at Caldicot School. The majority of our Year 11 students choose to continue their education with us and we value the continued confidence and trust that they, and their parents, place in the school.

Sixth Form students are always keen to continue to build upon the excellent relationships they have with staff and this is demonstrated by their desire to contribute to the life of the school through their involvement in mentoring younger students and their involvement in extra curricular activities.

Students in Years 12 and 13 can choose to follow courses from a wide range of subjects at AS level in one year or at A2 level over two years. Some BTEC Level 3 courses are also offered. For students returning to the Sixth Form, we are proud to offer

  • An already well-established working relationship with our staff;
  • A high quality of learning and teaching recognised in our most recent Estyn inspection;
  • Supportive pastoral care;
  • Robust academic target setting, tracking and monitoring;
  • Opportunities to develop leadership and other personal skills through extra-curricular activities; and
  • Designated quiet private study areas, discussion study areas and coffee shop.

In addition, students have a range of opportunities to experience and explore University courses through

University visits: Throughout Key Stage 5, students have opportunities to attend presentations in school from various Universities, employers and apprenticeship providers. The school also takes the whole of Year 12 to a UCAS event at the University of the West of England (UWE) and a Skills day in Cardiff where various national and local employers are available for careers and recruitment advice. During these two days, there are no timetabled lessons and students are expected to attend.

Bristol University: Caldicot School has a very successful partnership with Bristol University. A number of our students are part of our Aim Higher group who attend lectures on a Wednesday afternoon to enhance their knowledge and understanding of their chosen subject. Successful students are often offered a place to study at Bristol after their Post-16 studies.

Seren Project: This programme was set up by the Welsh Government in September 2015 to increase the level of successful entries to Oxbridge, Russell Group and Sutton Trust Universities. In 2015-16, 22 Year 12 students from Caldicot School were successful in gaining entry to the Seren Project. Caldicot School currently has the highest number of attendees out of 42 schools and colleges in South East Wales.

Summer Schools: Sixth Form students are given the opportunity to apply for Uniq and Sutton Trust Summer Schools. Here, students are offered a residential experience at university for up to a week, where they attend lectures, tutorials and seminars.  These are provided free of charge (including accommodation and transport) by various universities including Edinburgh, Bristol, Southampton and Oxford.

To find out more about sixth form life at Caldicot School then do get in touch.

Stuart Bryant - Post-16 Progress Leader