@Bishop_Llandaff

15:23 PM - 18 Apr 2019

We hope all students, staff and families are having a restful and enjoyable Easter. We look forward to welcoming students back on Monday 29th April (Week A)

16:13 PM - 11 Apr 2019

Our Spring edition of The Mitre is now available to view. Thank you to everyone who contributed https://t.co/19Bysy2qON

13:13 PM - 11 Apr 2019

Congratulations to Nathanael (Year 9). who ranked 71st overall, 2nd (Welsh) and 9th (UK) in the Challenge Wratislavia International Fencing Competition. We are very proud of this fantastic achievement and wish Nathanael luck in the British Youth Championships in May

16:06 PM - 8 Apr 2019

The Governing Body wishes to confirm it's Partnership with Caldicot School, Monmouthshire. This will commence in June 2019. Please see the link below for details https://t.co/j1BJMlp8Ui

14:50 PM - 8 Apr 2019

Thursday 11th April is our annual Eisteddfod and will be a non-uniform day. Students and staff are encouraged to wear their house colours

08:39 AM - 5 Apr 2019

Reminder: Friday 12th April is our last day before the Easter holidays and the main school/Marion Centre finishes at 1.30pm/12.45pm

08:36 AM - 5 Apr 2019

Our Year 7 Parents' Evening is on Wednesday 10th April from 3.20pm. We look forward to welcoming all parents/carers

10:49 AM - 2 Apr 2019

Our Spring Showcase is tonight, Tuesday 2nd April in the main hall and promises to be a very enjoyable evening with performances from The Big Band and Orchestra! Doors Open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start https://t.co/3m3zTSTgKS

http://www.twitter.com/bishop_llandaff/status/1107980809116504065

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

University

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