@Bishop_Llandaff

17:02 PM - 11 Dec 2017

We are looking for a talented English specialist to join our outstanding team as Head of English in September 2018. Click for details https://t.co/BCz78qHTny

09:17 AM - 11 Dec 2017

A reminder that Head of Sixth Form's Open Door is tonight (11th December 2017) from 4:30pm - 6:30pm

http://www.twitter.com/Bishop_Llandaff/status/939205839109476352

18:51 PM - 8 Dec 2017

Getting ready for the start of our Annual Carol Service https://t.co/VpGTNmqJjw

12:15 PM - 8 Dec 2017

Our Governor's Annual Report to Parents is available on our website, please follow the link below to view https://t.co/EIi6Edc6Bm

http://www.twitter.com/Bishop_Llandaff/status/938074253978632193

15:55 PM - 5 Dec 2017

Our Christmas Carol Service will be held on Friday 8th December at Llandaff Cathedral . All students and parents/carers are welcome and we look forward to seeing you there https://t.co/w3Ex3fD32X

08:15 AM - 4 Dec 2017

A reminder that Headteacher's Open Door is tonight (Monday 4th December) from 4.30pm until 6.30pm

14:06 PM - 29 Nov 2017

We are looking for a talented mathematics teacher to join our outstanding team in September 2018. Click for details https://t.co/ZZT88g03oA

09:36 AM - 27 Nov 2017

A reminder that Headteacher's Open Door is on Monday 4th December from 4.30pm until 6.30pm

08:45 AM - 27 Nov 2017

Our Marion Centre Parents' Evening Week is happening over the course of this week (27th - 30th November). Please get in touch with your child's class teacher for more information/to book appointments

19:23 PM - 24 Nov 2017

A reminder that Friday 1st December is an INSET day, with the school closed to students

Curriculum Overview

Our aim is to offer a broad and balanced curriculum accessible to all students that develops the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes which are necessary for each student to achieve their full potential. The curriculum prepares students for further study, employment and adult life. The curriculum aims to enable all students to

  • achieve the very best standards in all subject areas;
  • develop skills which help prepare them for life; and
  • live good Christian lives. 

We take every opportunity to ensure all students, regardless of ability, make the best progress possible and achieve the highest possible standards in subjects and qualifications. We strive to narrow the gaps in achievement and enable those not achieving age-related expectations to catch up with their peers. Our SENCo works closely with all departments, in order to support students so that they all have access to the curriculum. The school challenges more able and talented students so that they achieve their full potential and their progress is sustained and enhanced. We make certain that all young people develop the skills and abilities needed for success in life and can apply them in a wide range of contexts.

Teaching groups vary in nature but generally there are mixed ability classes on admission in Year 7. A process of setting, determined by each department, takes place as students move through the school. Some setting takes place in Year 7 with further extensions to setting in Years 8- 11. 

Curriculum Organisation

We deliver the National Curriculum at key stage 3 and 4 and fulfil the requirements of the Learning and Skills (Wales) Measure 2009.

At key stage 3 (Years 7 - 9) the school curriculum consists of

  • Core subjects: English, Welsh, mathematics, science and religious education;
  • Non-core subjects: Modern foreign languages, design technology, ICT, history, geography, art, music, drama, physical education, PSE (including sex education) and careers and the world of work.

At key stage 4 (Years 10 - 11) the school curriculum consists of

  • Compulsory subjects: English language and English literature, Welsh second language, mathematics: numeracy, mathematics, science, religious education, physical education and Welsh Baccalaureate;
  • PSE (including sex education) and careers and the world of work; and
  • A broad range of academic and vocational courses leading to external qualifications (based on demand). 

At key stage 5 (Sixth Form) the school curriculum consists of

  • A broad range of courses leading to external qualifications; and
  • All students follow the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification (WBQ).

In order to maximise the curriculum opportunities available at key stage 4 and 5 we work in collaboration with a number of schools in the local area and within our faith partnership to better support our students.

"I have been really impressed by the support my daughter has received from the school. Teachers provide 'super' revision sessions and encouraging feedback" Parent