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08:18 AM - 10 Jul 2018

Congratulations to Chloe (Yr 11) who has won the Blue Peter Flying High competition. Her design will be printed on a Red Arrow Pilot Helmet in aid of the RAF's 100 year celebrations. Blue Peter episodes will feature winners on 5th and 19th July at 5.30pm on https://t.co/Vuy5iOpsL8

15:13 PM - 9 Jul 2018

Reminder: Our Sports Day is tomorrow, Tuesday 10th July. Although there will be water available, please can parents ensure that students bring plenty of water to stay hydrated and wear appropriate sun protection

11:03 AM - 9 Jul 2018

Reminder: Our Head of Sixth Form Open Door session is today, Monday 9th July 4.30-6.30pm

11:40 AM - 6 Jul 2018

Due to the remaining high temperatures, we have decided that students can continue to wear their PE kit, as an alternative, for the remainder of the term. Please check emails for details. We are extremely grateful for the support received by parents during this time

16:08 PM - 1 Jul 2018

Please check emails sent today regarding uniform. If there is any change we will contact families on by email and post on Twitter. Thank you for your support https://t.co/OFhfPyaG7g

14:22 PM - 29 Jun 2018

Reminder: Our Headteacher's Open Door session is Monday 2nd July 4.30-6.30pm

21:13 PM - 26 Jun 2018

With temperatures forecast c27-29 degrees for remainder of the week, we have taken to decision to allow our students to wear school PE kit in place of their uniform. We expect usual uniform to be worn from Monday 2nd July (unless otherwise stated). Please check email for details

08:10 AM - 26 Jun 2018

Reminder: All forms and payments for the Oakwood Trip (Monday 23rd July) need to be returned to the office by Friday 29th June

13:48 PM - 25 Jun 2018

Reminder: This year's Bishop's Got Talent is on Thursday 28th June at 7pm. Tickets are on sale from 12.45-1.15pm in the foyer everyday £7 adults, £5 concessions. Get your ticket before it's too late! https://t.co/3FU9zgLRVF

15:23 PM - 21 Jun 2018

Important Update: Buses from today's Bristol Zoo trip (Year 7) have been delayed. Buses are expected back at school between 3.30-3.45pm. All buses will therefore be delayed leaving the school site. We apologise for any inconvenience caused

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