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13:36 PM - 20 Oct 2021

A reminder that Friday 22nd October is an INSET day and school is closed for all students.

08:37 AM - 15 Oct 2021

Today we are celebrating Dydd Shwmae Day! For more information: https://t.co/FMzJpqqKOZ Diolch yn fawr iawn to and all who have sent messages of support!

09:48 AM - 12 Oct 2021

A reminder of the Meet the Form Tutor Evening for Year 7 families on Thursday 14th October from 3.30pm. Students can make an appointment directly with their form tutor.

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1443609121786318854

17:10 PM - 30 Sep 2021

We are excited to be welcoming families of Year 6 from 5.30pm this evening. Preparations are well under way! https://t.co/pYOQLKJ8b3

14:56 PM - 30 Sep 2021

On Monday 4th October 2021, we have Head of School Open Door. Families can make an appointment to meet to discuss any concerns between 4.30 and 6.30pm.

15:30 PM - 28 Sep 2021

We are very much looking forward to welcoming families of Year 6 students to our our Open Evening on Thursday this week (🗓30th September, 5.30 to 7.30pm) https://t.co/I2DBbh4VQL

07:40 AM - 24 Sep 2021

We are looking for a number of examination invigilators to join our team. Check out our advert and get in touch with Mrs Lillie, Examinations Manager, at school https://t.co/JOXzlAgSi7

08:54 AM - 23 Sep 2021

A reminder about the "virtual" Sixth Form Information Evening at 7.00pm on Monday 27th September. Links to access this will be emailed to families of Year 12 and 13 students.

07:14 AM - 22 Sep 2021

We are looking forward to the virtual Year 10 and Year 11 GCSE Information Evening on Thursday 23rd September at 7.00pm. A link to join has been emailed to families.

14:33 PM - 17 Sep 2021

A reminder about the "virtual" Years 7 and 8 Information Evening at 7.00pm on Monday 20th September. Links to access this will be emailed to families of Year 7 and 8 students.

Welcome

Ajd12 80793 web stuart bryantWelcome to the sixth form at Caldicot School. Many 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 - Head of Sixth Form

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