@Bishop_Llandaff

17:55 PM - 6 Jul 2020

A message to our new Year 7s from . We very much look forward to welcoming you this coming September when we hold a special day of transition for you https://t.co/8z9cyBL3r6

09:51 AM - 6 Jul 2020

A letter from Mr Belli, Executive Headteacher, will be sent to families later today regarding planning for September. Please check email accounts

09:41 AM - 30 Jun 2020

Following the initial discussion regarding BYOD between Mr Belli and a number of students and families last evening, an email has been sent with a survey of 10 questions. Please complete and return. The link is here https://t.co/VfhYXKOLMn

18:42 PM - 29 Jun 2020

We would really welcome feedback from students, staff and families... poll closes in 3 days https://t.co/c5l8oo8HUW

http://www.twitter.com/bishop_llandaff/status/1277607057324158976

15:17 PM - 29 Jun 2020

It was lovely to see our Year 10 students back in school today. We look forward to seeing you again tomorrow https://t.co/3hiNuhhtRw

11:53 AM - 29 Jun 2020

Retweetd From BOLHS Transition

Good morning Year 6. Please follow the link below to take the virtual tour of . Hopefully this will give you an insight into what school looks like before your arrival later this year. https://t.co/jBDGLqvEhE 🧭 🗺 🏫

http://www.twitter.com/bishop_llandaff/status/1275855350412034049

19:16 PM - 24 Jun 2020

Retweetd From BOLHS_Year7

Congratulations Lili in 7KJ on your recent writing achievement. To have another of your poems chosen for publication by deserves big celebration. I am sure are as proud as the rest of your teachers. Da iawn! ✍️🌎👀 https://t.co/5eNVwiQmF3

http://www.twitter.com/bishop_llandaff/status/1275460459295125505

17:07 PM - 23 Jun 2020

For students and staff returning, our visual 'walkthru' is designed to help... https://t.co/tEOJzmaMq0

17:40 PM - 19 Jun 2020

Please find attached a letter, which has also been emailed to families, regarding the amended plans for phased re-opening https://t.co/mAIt33XCya

12:13 PM - 18 Jun 2020

A message to our students from Mr Belli, Executive Headteacher https://t.co/W9qd5OhesK

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