@Bishop_Llandaff

20:07 PM - 26 Feb 2021

On Monday 1st March at 6.00pm, we will be hosting a qualifications ‘live event’ to brief Year 10, 11, 12, 13 students and their families on our plans for the coming weeks/months. A link has been sent via email but If you have not received this then please contact Miss Pucknell

14:35 PM - 25 Feb 2021

We are looking for a teacher of English (maternity leave) to join us in September 2021 https://t.co/2o8ub9ZYFg

20:57 PM - 24 Feb 2021

Retweetd From Marc Belli

The link to our ‘Qualifications’ Live Event, which will be held on Monday 1st March at 6.00pm, has been emailed to our families/students of Year 10, 11, 12 and 13. We look forward to welcoming you

13:36 PM - 24 Feb 2021

Reminder that our Head of School's Open Door will be held on Monday 1st March from 4.30pm

08:00 AM - 19 Feb 2021

Retweetd From Marc Belli

Important update👇🏻👇🏻 https://t.co/F2Mp3ijD4b

15:43 PM - 17 Feb 2021

We are looking for a classroom teacher within our ASD Provision and an ALN Teacher to join us in September 2021. Visit our career site for more details https://t.co/AoQb3yRGg5

09:18 AM - 12 Feb 2021

Today is the last day before half term, Monday 15th - Friday 19th February. We wish all families a restful and safe half term break. We look forward to virtually welcoming all students back to school on Monday 22nd February

09:39 AM - 11 Feb 2021

Thursday 11th February: This issue has now been resolved. We thank you for your patience https://t.co/5YVt4jQMtQ

08:55 AM - 11 Feb 2021

Thursday 11th February 8.55am: We are experiencing technical problems with our internet. We hope to resolve this as soon as possible. This may affect live lessons taking place this morning. We apologise for the inconvenience and will update you as soon as this issue is resolved

14:17 PM - 5 Feb 2021

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A reminder that our next virtual Head of 6th Form's Open Door will be on Monday 8th February from 4.30pm. This session is also available for Year 11 students/parents to discuss 6th form options/destinations. To book appointments, please contact bullj.org

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.

 

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