@Bishop_Llandaff

09:30 AM - 3 Apr 2020

Our staff will continue to supervise children in Year 7, 8 and 9 of essential 'key workers' throughout the Easter period at our hub school. We will publish the next wave of distance learning for w/c 20th April on 17th

09:05 AM - 3 Apr 2020

The collection of 'grab and go' meals for eFSM students will finish as of today. For families eligible for a free school meal, you will receive a letter from explaining how you can redeem your food voucher(s). Please keep an eye out

13:32 PM - 2 Apr 2020

Retweetd From Marc Belli

Thank you to Assistant Head, for creating a list of useful sites to support families in dealing with student wellbeing during lockdown. I’m sure it is useful for families too https://t.co/R4Swt0Pjf3

19:19 PM - 30 Mar 2020

Great! Thank you!

18:21 PM - 30 Mar 2020

What a great idea! Please can you send us details of your contact at the Heath so we can see if we can also help?

http://www.twitter.com/bishop_llandaff/status/1244209637932531712

11:27 AM - 29 Mar 2020

The app is one of the fastest growing platforms during this period of lockdown. While it is a very useful tool, families should be aware of how it can be abused. The National Online Safety poster offers guidance to maintain safe use https://t.co/cPe4WmMnkU

11:53 AM - 28 Mar 2020

Families in Year 10 and 12, please read a letter from Mr Belli regarding the announcement about examinations this summer for GCSE and AS levels. A copy will be emailed today. Click on the link for details https://t.co/HzIO9dpmJx

http://www.twitter.com/bishop_llandaff/status/1243824382901977088

08:56 AM - 28 Mar 2020

This is why social distancing is so important. Please follow these steps, as they will help reduce the spread of https://t.co/Fl0U9yjmhc

18:11 PM - 27 Mar 2020

Year 10 and 12 families - Welsh Government/Qualifications Wales have this evening made an announcement regarding this summers’ examinations. We will look into this over the next 48 hours and contact families affected in writing

17:46 PM - 24 Mar 2020

Day 2 of ... we would love to see images/hear stories of ‘Be Kind Time’. Would be nice to see some positive news in these times

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