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12:23 PM - 19 Mar 2019

Our Spring Showcase will be on Tuesday 2nd April 2019 in the main hall with performances from The Big Band, School Orchestra and Choir and special guest appearances! Tickets on sale at lunchtimes in the foyer, £7 Adult, £5 Consessions https://t.co/LyMlHyh89c

13:26 PM - 14 Mar 2019

There will be a cake sale in the foyer and a pizza sale (£1 per slice) in the covered yard at lunchtime tomorrow (Friday 15th) in aid of

11:51 AM - 11 Mar 2019

This Friday (15th) is Civvies Day in aid of . Students and staff are encouraged to wear something red in support. As always, we ask that everyone wishing to participate in wearing non-uniform bring a £1 donation. We thank you in advance for your generous support

08:54 AM - 8 Mar 2019

Our Year 10 Parents' Evening is on Wednesday 13th March from 3.20pm. We look forward to welcoming parents/carers

08:54 AM - 8 Mar 2019

Our Head of Sixth Form Open Door will be on Monday 11th March 4.30-6.30pm

19:37 PM - 6 Mar 2019

Thank you to for celebrating our Ash Wednesday Eucharist with us. Students were challenged to reflection on the how they can understand themselves more during the season of Lent

11:15 AM - 6 Mar 2019

We are looking for a talented psychology teacher to join our social sciences team. Please follow link for further details https://t.co/0Xl8bsC4M5

10:23 AM - 5 Mar 2019

Our Civvies Day will be on Friday 15th March in aid of . We thank you in advance for your generous support

12:17 PM - 4 Mar 2019

A reminder that our Headteacher's Open Door Session is this evening, Monday 4th March, from 4.30-6.30pm

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12:16 PM - 4 Mar 2019

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We will be hosting an event for International Woman's Day on Friday 8th March from 6-8pm in the Marion Centre. We hope the question and answer evening with leading figures in the South Wales community will empower young people https://t.co/w8kvVa52O3

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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