@Caldicot_Sch

19:02 PM - 9 Jun 2021

Retweetd From Marc Belli

All the best Ryan! https://t.co/pw7bnMRIPZ

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1398265994158690307

14:12 PM - 28 May 2021

Retweetd From Welsh Government Education

Schools in Wales! Help is available for families on low incomes to buy school uniform or a device for home learning: https://t.co/oN6ULc82OT Please help us spread the message by sending this leaflet to parents through your networks: https://t.co/yKKnz3LIqO 👔 💻 https://t.co/ackXDYecsf

13:33 PM - 28 May 2021

Retweetd From Marc Belli

To our wonderful Year 11s and Year 13s and , I wish to offer my sincere thanks for the contributions you have made to the life of our schools. The future is yours to take... I have every confidence you will shine as you always have. The best of luck

14:00 PM - 27 May 2021

We have a number of exciting roles available for September 2021. These include: Teacher of Girls' PE; Teacher of Drama; and Cover Supervisor. Click on the link for details https://t.co/mko0E2Z894

10:53 AM - 21 May 2021

We have been informed of a confirmed positive case in Year 7. We will email the families of students identified as a contact separately. Upon receiving this, if you are able to collect your child then it would be appreciated. Apologies for the inconvenience

14:23 PM - 6 May 2021

We are looking for a teaching assistants to join us in September 2021. Visit our career site for more details https://t.co/pelr8Mqyni

07:53 AM - 29 Apr 2021

Retweetd From Marc Belli

We have this morning been contacted by TTP of a positive Lateral Flow Test result in Year 9. We are working to identify the contacts and will be in touch with families shortly. Apologies for the inconvenience

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1386699310230917122

16:10 PM - 26 Apr 2021

Well done to Macey on your successful application to the Athletics Scholarship, majoring in Law at the Houston Baptist University, Texas! https://t.co/45l0FuaQte

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1385194223285194754

12:30 PM - 22 Apr 2021

Congratulations to Poppy and Ffion for their offers to study medicine at the University of Cardiff and University of Bristol! https://t.co/PrWmYB8BFB

17:51 PM - 19 Apr 2021

Retweetd From Marc Belli

Our final 'Qualifications 2021' briefing for students/families will commence at 6.00pm tonight. Please check emails for the link. Look forward to seeing you all. The same session will be run for students/families at the same time tomorrow

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.