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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

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.