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15:32 PM - 12 Apr 2021

A reminder that Year 7 Parents Evening will be held on Thursday 15th April. Information to book appointments for these using the online platform has been emailed to families.

20:55 PM - 11 Apr 2021

We look forward to all students returning to school on Monday 12th April, for the start of the summer term. Remember it is Week 1

13:26 PM - 22 Mar 2021

A reminder that Year 9 Parents Evening will be held on Thursday 25th March. Information to book appointments for these using the online platform has been emailed to families.

14:52 PM - 19 Mar 2021

We are really looking forward to welcoming Years 10, 11, 12 and 13 on Monday morning next week, as well seeing Year 9 again on Wednesday, Year 8 on Thursday and Year 7 on Friday! Remote learning will continue for those year groups not on-site on specified days.

19:03 PM - 18 Mar 2021

It has been great to see all of the students this week and we look forward to welcoming Year 7 tomorrow morning! Remote learning will continue for Years 8, 9, 10 and 12.

16:12 PM - 17 Mar 2021

We look forward to welcoming Year 8 tomorrow morning! Remote learning will continue for Years 7, 9, 10 and 12.

14:49 PM - 16 Mar 2021

We look forward to welcoming Year 9 tomorrow morning! Remote learning will continue via Google Classroom for Years 7, 8, 10 and 12.

20:18 PM - 14 Mar 2021

We look forward to welcoming Year 11 and Year 13 tomorrow morning! All other year groups will continue with remote learning.

09:58 AM - 6 Mar 2021

For students and families (in Year 10; 11; 12 and 13) we have developed a dedicated 'Qualifications 2021' webpage to help provide as much clarity as possible on the process this year https://t.co/fC2OpEW2q5

20:22 PM - 1 Mar 2021

The slides which Mr Belli presented are available on our Qualifications 2021 webpage. They will be emailed to families tomorrow https://t.co/lfu9c2wp8e

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.