@Bishop_Llandaff

14:57 PM - 23 May 2019

We are currently experiencing technical problems with our telephone system. We hope to resolve this as soon as possible. You can still communicate via email in the interim. Apologies for the inconvenience

http://www.twitter.com/bishop_llandaff/status/1129382032310710272

14:43 PM - 17 May 2019

Please find below details of exams and revision sessions taking place from 18th - 24th May 2019 for Year 11 students https://t.co/RPPo7aKe4f

18:46 PM - 16 May 2019

We are looking for an enthusiastic teacher of religious studies to join us in September 2019. Click on the link for more information https://t.co/4sCGEAIjoA

15:23 PM - 16 May 2019

Extra maths lessons for Year 11 on Friday 17th May and Monday 20th May. Staff will be available for any lessons from subjects you have completed. Times and rooms shared by your tutors daily. Unit 1 maths revision session from 9am-1pm in E block on Saturday 18th May

13:06 PM - 15 May 2019

Reminder: this week is week. Please get involved in our copper coin challenge where you can. Collection buckets are in the key stage office all week https://t.co/q6uBnGtmge

14:54 PM - 10 May 2019

12th - 18th May is week. Please join in the Christian Aid Copper Coin Collection Challenge – bring in your spare copper coins and help your Year raise the most money. Collection buckets in Key Stage all week

14:47 PM - 10 May 2019

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this weekend's D of E expedition has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience

14:59 PM - 3 May 2019

Year 10 Numeracy revision tomorrow 4th May is in the Sports Hall from 1- 4pm with Miss Ganner

14:59 PM - 3 May 2019

Year 11 Numeracy revision tomorrow 4th May in E02 from 9am-1pm with Miss Ganner

http://www.twitter.com/bishop_llandaff/status/1123882347240226816

10:30 AM - 2 May 2019

are hosting our Barn Dance on Friday 17th May from 7pm in the main school hall. £10 per ticket, including food. Dancing to the sounds of Pluck and Squeeze. Tickets available from school office https://t.co/MfPEh3h1ht

University Guidance

The decision of which university to apply to is one of the most exciting and important decisions in a sixth form student’s life. Sixth Form Personal Tutors are on hand to support sixth formers and in the summer term of Year 12, the formal registration process begins. This support is for all individuals, tailored to each student’s needs. 

A few useful websites to support students are included below. This is designed to assist with the planning and preparation prior to formal application. 

UCAS - UCAS is the university admissions site where students can search through courses that you may like to study at university;  
University Open Days - Here students will find a list of all the up and coming open days. These tend to take place during the summer term of Year 12 and the autumn term of Year 13. Follow the link to find out when visits to the universities are available;  
Russell Group Universities  - These are the top 24 universities in the UK. The Bishop of Llandaff has an excellent track record in helping students obtain places to study at them. Students wishing to study at a Russell Group University should read the document 'Informed Choice' to support applications;  
Oxford or Cambridge - These universities have extremely high admissions requirements and are very selective. Applications have to be received by mid-October in Year 13 and students are expected to research colleges and courses well beforehand. GCSE performance must contain a considerable number of A*/A grades and students are expected to have the potential to achieve three A grades or better at A Level. Students wishing to apply to Oxbridge are supported by their Personal Tutor or with the Head of Sixth Form, early in Year 12. Visits to the universities and the individual colleges are highly recommended;  
Medicine - Students thinking of applying for Medicine should visit the link which provides some useful information about the application process; 
Student Finance Wales - University can be expensive and it is important students and families establish how much the experience is likely to cost. The following link provides useful guidance to families and students about financing courses, as well as grants and student loans available;  
Centigrade  - This software package provides a unique, bespoke set of possible university and career choices based on information shared by students. It is among the most advanced and well-regarded pieces of research software of its type in the world. There is a charge for this service (approx £20); and
Unistat - This site is designed to help students make an informed choice when deciding which UK university or college to apply to. It includes the results of the latest National Student Survey and ranks universities on the basis of student well-being and course satisfaction.

 

"My child transferred into the sixth form from another, highly regarded, local secondary school. We were immediately struck by the caring ethos demonstrated by students and staff at 'Bishop'. This sense of compassion, community spirit and mutual respect only comes through hard work and the efforts of staff and students who are committed to making the school's Christian philosophy an integral part of school life" Parent