@Bishop_Llandaff

14:24 PM - 6 May 2021

We are looking teaching assistants to join our ASD Provision in September 2021. Visit our career site for more details https://t.co/ODoEaR9Qzs

10:33 AM - 27 Apr 2021

A reminder that our Year 7 Parents' Evening will take place virtually on Wednesday 5th May from 3.30-6.30pm. Parents/carers have been emailed with details this morning

15:56 PM - 26 Apr 2021

We are looking for a classroom teacher within our ASD Provision to join us in September 2021. Visit our career site for more details https://t.co/CxHuMZQ9UM

http://www.twitter.com/bishop_llandaff/status/1384548699934707712

17:45 PM - 20 Apr 2021

Retweetd From Marc Belli

Our final student/parent briefing session will be live at 6.00pm. Look forward to you joining us https://t.co/yXvFdc7k2p

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

11:51 AM - 15 Apr 2021

We can confirm a positive result from a lateral flow test in Year 11. Families of students affected have been contacted separately. With high volumes of students engaged in LFT we can expect examples of this each Monday and Thursday. Thanks for your support

09:36 AM - 11 Apr 2021

We are looking forward to welcoming all students back tomorrow (Week A)

15:45 PM - 25 Mar 2021

We are looking for a textiles specialist to join us in September 2021 (to cover maternity leave). Click on the link for more details https://t.co/OzBnL5iJT3

10:54 AM - 25 Mar 2021

Our Spring Edition of The Mitre is now available to view. Thank you to everyone who contributed https://t.co/It0VQK7tQ2

16:51 PM - 22 Mar 2021

We will be marking the National Day of Reflection tomorrow, with a minute's silence at 12.00pm. Students working remotely can join the commemoration by following this link to a short video, https://t.co/Wnx0wuFoIh

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