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11:38 AM - 10 Jul 2020

It has been lovely to see some of our Year 9 and Year 12 students this week. We are really looking forward to welcoming some of our Year 7 and Year 8 students next week! https://t.co/7VCRCV8vGt

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12:38 PM - 6 Jul 2020

It has been fantastic to welcome back some of our Year 9 and Year 12 students today https://t.co/UDwOpfCqB4

11:43 AM - 6 Jul 2020

Please see the link below to the Caldicot School Class of 2020 Leavers survey, open to Y11 leavers for completion by 12 noon on Friday 10th July. https://t.co/vyBPxULgCa

09:51 AM - 6 Jul 2020

A letter from Mr Belli, Executive Headteacher, will be sent to families later today regarding planning for September. Please check email accounts

09:42 AM - 30 Jun 2020

After some initial discussion and engagement between Mr Belli and families last evening, we have sent an email to open the discussion more fully. Please complete and return. The link is below. Thank you https://t.co/UKvE1hw6Wd

18:40 PM - 29 Jun 2020

We would really welcome feedback from students, staff and families... poll closes in 3 days https://t.co/oXTdJ4XXYo

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1277489939710705665

07:31 AM - 29 Jun 2020

We are very much looking forward to welcoming back some of our Year 10 students today https://t.co/bw3cdrHQx3

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1275777345048231941

14:06 PM - 24 Jun 2020

Here is our latest animation which helps explain how the school will support students and staff to return in a safe way from 29th June https://t.co/oyafbPxqVU

13:00 PM - 22 Jun 2020

Is that garlic mayo on top? ;)

17:37 PM - 19 Jun 2020

Please find attached a letter, which has also been emailed to families, regarding the amended plans for phased re-opening https://t.co/lpjUu3AGnD

University Guidance

The decision of which university to apply to is one of the most exciting and important decisions in a sixth form student’s life. Sixth Form Personal Tutors are on hand to support sixth formers and in the summer term of Year 12, the formal registration process begins. This support is for all individuals, tailored to each student’s needs. 

A few useful websites to support students are included below. This is designed to assist with the planning and preparation prior to formal application. 

  • UCAS - UCAS is the university admissions site where students can search through courses that you may like to study at university;  
  • University Open Days - Here students will find a list of all the up and coming open days. These tend to take place during the summer term of Year 12 and the autumn term of Year 13. Follow the link to find out when visits to the universities are available;  
  • Russell Group Universities  - These are the top 24 universities in the UK. The Bishop of Llandaff has an excellent track record in helping students obtain places to study at them. Students wishing to study at a Russell Group University should read the document 'Informed Choice' to support applications;  
  • Oxford or Cambridge - These universities have extremely high admissions requirements and are very selective. Applications have to be received by mid-October in Year 13 and students are expected to research colleges and courses well beforehand. GCSE performance must contain a considerable number of A*/A grades and students are expected to have the potential to achieve three A grades or better at A Level. Students wishing to apply to Oxbridge are supported by their Personal Tutor or with the Head of Sixth Form, early in Year 12. Visits to the universities and the individual colleges are highly recommended;  
  • Medicine - Students thinking of applying for Medicine should visit the link which provides some useful information about the application process; 
  • Student Finance Wales - University can be expensive and it is important students and families establish how much the experience is likely to cost. The following link provides useful guidance to families and students about financing courses, as well as grants and student loans available;  
  • Centigrade  - This software package provides a unique, bespoke set of possible university and career choices based on information shared by students. It is among the most advanced and well-regarded pieces of research software of its type in the world. There is a charge for this service (approx £20); and
  • Unistat - This site is designed to help students make an informed choice when deciding which UK university or college to apply to. It includes the results of the latest National Student Survey and ranks universities on the basis of student well-being and course satisfaction.