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14:20 PM - 22 Oct 2021

Great to see students working hard on Civvies Day whilst showing their support for , so far students have raised over £600 https://t.co/6bf4dtYptw

13:30 PM - 22 Oct 2021

Our Autumn Edition of The Mitre is now available to view. Thank you to everyone who contributed https://t.co/79ozuSVstj

08:02 AM - 21 Oct 2021

A reminder that tomorrow, Friday 22nd October, is civvies day in aid of . Donations can be made via our ParentPay system. We appreciate your support https://t.co/OT0Z6NewnG

16:01 PM - 14 Oct 2021

A reminder that tomorrow is an INSET Day and the school will be closed to students. We look forward to welcoming students back on Monday 18th October

12:16 PM - 11 Oct 2021

A reminder that our Head of Sixth Form Open Door is tonight, Monday 11th October from 4.30-6.30pm. No appointment required

21:04 PM - 7 Oct 2021

A reminder that tomorrow, Friday 8th October, is civvies day in aid of https://t.co/eFpDKQ3Cdz

08:31 AM - 5 Oct 2021

A survey link has been emailed to parents/carers. We would appreciate your feedback on Parents' Evenings for this academic year

16:04 PM - 4 Oct 2021

We look forward to parents/carers joining us for tonight's Year 12 Information Evening at 7.00pm. A Teams link has been emailed

10:55 AM - 1 Oct 2021

A reminder that our first Head of School's Open Door for this academic year will be on Monday 4th October from 4.30pm

14:20 PM - 24 Sep 2021

A reminder that our Middle School Information Evening will be held virtually on Monday 27th September at 7.00pm. A Teams link has been emailed to parents/carers

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.

 

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