@Bishop_Llandaff

10:53 AM - 17 Jul 2021

Great work Year 9, continuing to raise awareness and support for https://t.co/gSWUxWhWfx

16:58 PM - 8 Jul 2021

Our virtual Cathedral Awards Evening is available to view following https://t.co/SkYLPEw7pA from 7.00pm tonight. We hope you will join us in recognising the outstanding work of our students

12:00 PM - 1 Jul 2021

We have been made aware of a confirmed case in Year 10. An email has been sent to all families, with further correspondence to those families of students required to self-isolate

20:52 PM - 29 Jun 2021

INSET DAY: A reminder that Friday 2nd July is a staff training day. As a result, school is closed to all students

10:00 AM - 29 Jun 2021

Retweetd From BOLHS_Year11

A massive good luck to all Year 11 students receiving their provisional GCSE results today. We’re so proud of you all. We’re sorry the usually celebrations could not go ahead this year but we hope you enjoy this Leavers Video 😊. Have a lovely summer! https://t.co/EWsGZulzQI

14:18 PM - 25 Jun 2021

Retweetd From BOLHS Transition

Thank you to all parents who attended the virtual ‘New Parent Evening’ Q&A transition event this evening. It was great to meet so many of you.

16:36 PM - 24 Jun 2021

A reminder that tomorrow, Friday 25th June is Civvies Day in aid of Show Racism The Red Card . Students are encouraged to wear red in support, and bring a £1 donation

20:43 PM - 23 Jun 2021

A reminder that all provisional general GCSE/AS/A level centre determined grades will be shared by email with students on Tuesday 29th June. All grades for non-WJEC vocational qualifications will be published on official results days in August, in line with national expectations

http://www.twitter.com/bishop_llandaff/status/1407693294507806724

14:33 PM - 23 Jun 2021

Congratulations to our Student Leadership Team for 2021-2022. We know that you will do a great job! https://t.co/aqgX6bDEWV

Curriculum Overview

Curriculum vision
Our aim is to offer a broad and balanced curriculum which enables each member of the school community to become the ‘best versions of themselves’. Our curriculum is designed so that all students, regardless of their background or ability, is able to develop the attitudes and qualities which prepares them to

  • achieve the very best academic standards in all subject areas, commensurate with their own ability;
  • utilise the necessary skills which helps prepare them for life beyond school; and
  • live good Christian lives, underpinned by our core values of: Love, Acceptance, Responsibility and Forgiveness.

We take every opportunity to ensure all students 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 ALNCo 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.

 

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