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07:25 AM - 23 Oct 2020

Retweetd From Marc Belli

A massive thanks to everyone and for their herculean efforts this half-term. One day more before a well-deserved rest 👏👏 https://t.co/AbBFdrG9Mo

12:06 PM - 22 Oct 2020

Tomorrow our staff and 6th form students are supporting - raising awareness for such an important cause. https://t.co/DpZxzt54mF

10:28 AM - 22 Oct 2020

On Monday 2nd November 2020 at 5.00pm we have Head of School Open Door, via MS Teams. Families can make an appointment to meet to discuss any concerns.

19:43 PM - 19 Oct 2020

Please click on the link for a copy of a letter by Mr Belli, Executive Headteacher, which has been emailed to families today regarding the national 'circuit-breaker' https://t.co/63vP5NHNRE

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12:31 PM - 17 Oct 2020

Many of our students have been working tirelessly since June to prepare for the forthcoming exams. Our wonderful staff have provided outstanding support and will continue to do so over the coming weeks (*previous tweet had typo) https://t.co/memjoPNRXr

15:52 PM - 15 Oct 2020

We are experiencing technical difficulties with our online parents’ evening system. We will revert to phone calls for this evening. We will investigate this with and apologise for the inconvenience

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10:29 AM - 14 Oct 2020

Thank you for the amazing support during this health crisis. Everyone should be proud of their efforts to limit the risk of transmission. Please remember to follow the guidelines to keep others (and yourself) safe https://t.co/NKvdnkc4VE

14:56 PM - 13 Oct 2020

A reminder that on Thursday 15th October at 3.30pm, we are holding a Year 7 Meet the Form Tutor event. Booking information has been sent to Year 7 families via email.

09:06 AM - 12 Oct 2020

A reminder that Friday 16th October is an INSET Day and the school is closed for all students

16:06 PM - 6 Oct 2020

On Tuesday 13th October 2020 at 4.30pm we have Head of Sixth Form Open Door, via MS Teams. Families can make an appointment to meet to discuss any concerns.

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.