@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

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. In 2019-20, 27 students from Caldicot took part. 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).