20:06 PM - 2 Dec 2022

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join us as a teacher of mathematics in September 2023. Click on the link for more details https://t.co/37iiNW8rJq


19:46 PM - 1 Dec 2022

We extend our gratitude and prayers to , who retires as Bishop of Llandaff. A wonderful service at to commemorate your service and leadership. Warmest wishes from us all for the next phase of your pilgrimage https://t.co/IJQpFjTQNJ


18:55 PM - 1 Dec 2022

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Thank to Martin and his team at for the visit this morning. A fantastic link to our theme ‘Patience’. All students were generously given the chance to receive a copy of the New Testament 🙏🏽. https://t.co/UxJqRfqVrv


16:31 PM - 1 Dec 2022

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A big thank you to for delivering great sessions today on resilience and how we can look after our own emotional wellbeing and also support each other. Thanks also to for helping organise the day. Diolch pawb https://t.co/ynTW6CsvFY


15:30 PM - 23 Nov 2022

Retweetd From BOLHS PTFA

Reminder that it’s the Doughnut Day tomorrow, please remember to bring at least £1 to buy a doughnut at break time. Thank you for supporting us, all profits raised will benefit our wonderful school 🍩💷 Please can school departments retweet! Thank you ☺️ https://t.co/m8IbrXbLzh

08:53 AM - 23 Nov 2022

A reminder that Friday 25th November is an INSET day and the school will be closed to students. We look forward to welcoming students back on Monday 28th November


18:52 PM - 18 Nov 2022

Retweetd From BOLHS_Year7

Well done to our Year7 gymnasts 👏🏼. They were all successful in the recent Cardiff and Vale Championships and Welsh Schools novice Championships. Thanks also to 🤸‍♀️🤸🏽 https://t.co/dvyNEckDFM


17:13 PM - 18 Nov 2022

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Thank you for all your generosity, we have currently raised over £1000. ParentPay will remain open over the next week for any further donations. Diolch 'to am eich cymorth, thank you once again for your support https://t.co/ejRaviyqNk


18:26 PM - 12 Nov 2022

Our Sixth Form Open Evening will take place on Thursday 17th November 2022, commencing at 5.30pm with a presentation in the main hall. This will be followed by a chance for students and families to visit subject stalls. We look forward to welcoming you https://t.co/6YulqUoSd2


14:50 PM - 11 Nov 2022

Retweetd From School Chaplain

The students who attended this morning's service of Remembrance, did us proud - diolch. We offer on behalf of the whole school community our eternal thanks to all who gave their lives for us. Hedd, perffaith hedd https://t.co/ndijTnz5Q9

GCSE Reform Consultation: Qualifications Wales

Qualifications Wales are opening a national conversation on how qualifications will be delivered for 14 to 16 year olds from 2025 to support the new Curriculum for Wales. They are seeking feedback from students, families and anyone who works within the education sector to help shape the qualifications, which will be taught from 2025. This is particularly relevant to students in Year 7, who will be the first cohort to sit these. Similarly, families of younger children will also have a particular interest.

As a school we will participate in the survey. However, we encourage as many students and families to respond so that you views can be heard. This page is designed to support identification of the key aspects of the consultation. It will take you to dedicated pages, created by Qualifications Wales to support ease of feedback.

What is Qualified for the future?
The qualifications currently taken by 14 to 16-year-olds are being reviewed by the regulator. These include GCSEs, the Skills Challenge Certificate and other qualifications like BTECs, which we refer to as the ‘wider offer’.

The proposal is to ensure these qualifications support the new curriculum that is being taught from September 2022. When reviewing the existing GCSE level qualifications, reforms are being proposed where some

  • GCSE subjects being reformed;
  • GCSE subjects being combined; and
  • subjects being offered as new GCSEs.

You can read more about these changes in Qualification Wales' decisions report, found on ‘The story so far’ webpage.

Next Steps
Qualifications Wales published a decisions report in October 2021. At this point, it announced their decision about Welsh language qualifications at GCSE level. The regulator is now sharing its proposals for the new look GCSEs and other qualifications. The intention is to enable the education community, students and families to provide feedback on the high-level design and content of these qualifications.

Feedback on proposals
To express your view on the proposals, visit the 'Have Your Say' microsite. This will allow you to understand what the intentions are. Qualifications Wales have created a created a dedicated youth-friendly version of the proposals and survey. To provide feedback, you will need to register to access any of the surveys on the Qualifications Wales platform. When completing a survey you can save your answers and return to them later before submitting your responses.

For more help on how to use this online consultation, please watch the video prepared by the regulator to assist you.

The deadline for feedback is Wednesday 14th December 2022.