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19:12 PM - 21 Sep 2020

Our Year 13 Information Evening Presentation can be found via our website following the link below https://t.co/Yz5douSpOA

http://www.twitter.com/bishop_llandaff/status/1307963041598799883

09:41 AM - 21 Sep 2020

In the absence of a face-to-face open evening, we have developed a secure area of the school site to support families. You will need to register your interest via Mrs Burke to receive the username and password for the site, which goes live on 8th October. Please RT https://t.co/7Y6Y5xSkFc

16:24 PM - 17 Sep 2020

Our Year 10 Information Evening Presentation can be found via our website, following the link below https://t.co/Yz5douSpOA

19:20 PM - 15 Sep 2020

A letter from Mr Belli, Executive Headteacher, has been sent to all families. Please check your emails or follow the below link https://t.co/SsaNDrWDqx

20:28 PM - 14 Sep 2020

Regrettably, we will not be able to host our Annual Open Evening this year. However, families can now apply to the new Year 7 for September 2021. Please follow the link for the more information, the relevant application form and guide https://t.co/akLipZf4N8

19:57 PM - 14 Sep 2020

Our Year 11 Information Evening Presentation can be found via our website, using the link below https://t.co/Yz5douSpOA

18:41 PM - 11 Sep 2020

Thank you to all Year 11 and Year 13 students for a great week. It has been so good to have you back. We look forward to welcoming all year groups on Monday.

09:44 AM - 7 Sep 2020

A warm welcome to our Year 11 and Year 13 students. Remember all other year groups have distance learning published on our dedicated webpage with work accessible via Microsoft Teams

17:37 PM - 3 Sep 2020

We are all looking forward to welcoming Year 7 and Year 12 students tomorrow.

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