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13:11 PM - 27 Jan 2022

A reminder that on Monday 31st January 2022 we have Head of School Open Door. Families can make an appointment to meet to discuss any concerns from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.

22:34 PM - 5 Jan 2022

Retweetd From The Bishop of Llandaff/Caldicot School Partnership

We have a number of exciting opportunities at our schools to start in September 2022. Check out our career site for more details https://t.co/3vaMim2DW2

20:04 PM - 5 Jan 2022

Please find link below to a letter from Mr Belli, regarding start of term arrangements, including our revised risk assessment, which was emailed to all families this morning https://t.co/Kft8QLwBj6

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1478327204564152320

11:27 AM - 4 Jan 2022

Updated guidance on Coronavirus symptoms are available. Please take some time to familiarise yourself with these. Communications are being finalised and will be shared with families in the morning https://t.co/05YxMcABQs

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1472162254510563334

11:10 AM - 18 Dec 2021

As we close for the break, we wish everyone at school a safe, restful and happy Christmas. A reminder of the contact details available to support students, should they require this, during the holidays https://t.co/iHeOjFWJOD

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1469355860589780998

17:18 PM - 10 Dec 2021

We will be supporting on Friday 17th December to raise money for Save the Children with a Christmas Jumper (non-uniform) Day - £1 donation welcomed! https://t.co/INtik5EU47

http://www.twitter.com/caldicot_sch/status/1469317686219972621

14:46 PM - 10 Dec 2021

Please check out the advice regarding close contacts and self-isolation in relation to Omicron variant of COVID https://t.co/gybpD2qVRQ

16:15 PM - 9 Dec 2021

A reminder that on Monday 13th December 2021, we have Head of Sixth Form Open Door. Families can make an appointment to meet to discuss any concerns from 4.30pm.

08:56 AM - 3 Dec 2021

We have two exciting opportunities to join our school in September, following internal promotions. These include Head of Mathematics; and teacher of science (biology). Please follow the link for more details https://t.co/R6BvasimSu

09:25 AM - 1 Dec 2021

Please find link below to a letter from Mr Belli regarding an update on face-coverings, which has also been emailed to families https://t.co/mC1Oz9LvQb

Enrichment

Sixth Form students at Caldicot are afforded a broad range of enrichment experiences which supports their application to university or future employment. We strongly encourage all sixth form students to full embrace these opportunities to strengthen progression to the life after Year 13. These experiences include

Charity Work: Sixth Form students recognise the need to support the whole school commitment to raising money for local and national charities. This is managed by the Sixth Form Charities Committee, which meets on a regular basis and coordinates the fundraising activities. Each year many different activities take place, ranging from whole day activities supporting ‘Children in Need’, to coffee mornings supporting the MacMillan Cancer Support Charity. The purpose of this commitment, to supporting charities, is part of a wider remit of Sixth Form education in the hope that students will develop a greater understanding of the needs of others, both close to Caldicot and to needy communities across the world.

Prefect System: The Prefect system enables students to be recognized for the contributions they make to the life of the school. Prefects are often keen to fulfil specific roles such as providing literacy or numeracy support to younger students, raising money for specific charities, or acting as guides for important school events. The Head Boy and Head Girl are ambassadors for the school and represent student voice on the Pupil Liaison Group. They play a significant role in leading prefect teams and take great pride in representing the school at external events.

Masterclasses, University Competitions and Taster Days: Universities offer a range of opportunities to Sixth Form students throughout the year. Such events give students the opportunity to explore a subject of their choice at degree level. Events are promoted via Form Tutors and the Sixth Form Twitter feed.

Summer Schools: Many Universities now offer summer schools for students considering applying to their institution. Designated staff promote events as they arise and provide one to one support with applications. Successful applications this year included:

  • An Archaeological Dig excavating a medieval site in West Wales;

  • A Genes Week Summer School with University College London (UCL);

  • A Welsh Language Residential Event in North Wales; and

  • A two week Doctor Camp in the Czech Republic.

Sutton Trust Summer Schools: The Sutton Trust Summer Schools provide the opportunity for high-achieving Year 12 students, to get a taste of students life at a research-led university. The Trust and the universities meet all the costs incurred by the students which include travel, food and accommodation, trips and activities.

Bristol University: Caldicot has close links with the university and many sixth form students participate in the Access to Bristol and Pathways to Health Science programmes every year. Students attend a series of sessions on Wednesday afternoons during the autumn or spring term. The sessions give an idea of what it is like to study at the University of Bristol, working with academics and current students who can offer advice and guidance about higher education and their subject area. Taking demonstrates a commitment to further study that strengthens university applications. Students who successfully complete the programme are guaranteed a contextual offer/interview from Bristol, a top-ten UK University (QS World University Rankings 2020).