@Bishop_Llandaff

09:01 AM - 19 Apr 2018

As part of Autism Week, tomorrow is our Civvies Day 'wear blue for Autism' to help raise awareness. Further information can be found at https://t.co/mRZK0XCl86 Staff and students wishing to participate will be asked to bring in £1. Thank you in advance for your generous support

08:02 AM - 18 Apr 2018

Reminder: Our Year 7 Parents' Evening is today from 3.20pm. We look forward to welcoming parents/carers

13:44 PM - 16 Apr 2018

We celebrate Autism Awareness week and, on Friday, students can make a donation and wear non-uniform with a theme of 'wear blue for Autism'. For more information about autism click on the link https://t.co/mRZK0XCl86

11:10 AM - 10 Apr 2018

We look forward to welcoming all students back, following the Easter break, on Monday 16th April (Week A)

11:07 AM - 10 Apr 2018

Our Year 7 Parents' Evening is on Wednesday 18th April from 3.20pm. We look forward to welcoming parents/carers

11:06 AM - 10 Apr 2018

Our Headteacher's Open Door is on Monday 16th April from 4.30-6.30pm

13:13 PM - 31 Mar 2018

Our Spring edition of The Mitre is available to view. Thank you to our student editors and everyone who contributed https://t.co/19Bysy2qON

13:28 PM - 29 Mar 2018

Happy Easter/Pasq Hapus! We wish all students a very happy and holy Easter break. We look forward to welcoming you back on 16th April

09:22 AM - 28 Mar 2018

We are looking for a teacher of humanities (Geography/History) to join our team in September 2018. Click for details https://t.co/d2cIPuTQJt

16:03 PM - 27 Mar 2018

Please find below a link to the Year 11 Revision sessions being held during the Easter holidays https://t.co/GMVXEs2nbG

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