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09:41 AM - 21 Sep 2020

In the absence of a face-to-face open evening, we have developed a secure area of the school site to support families. You will need to register your interest via Mrs Burke to receive the username and password for the site, which goes live on 8th October. Please RT https://t.co/7Y6Y5xSkFc

16:24 PM - 17 Sep 2020

Our Year 10 Information Evening Presentation can be found via our website, following the link below https://t.co/Yz5douSpOA

19:20 PM - 15 Sep 2020

A letter from Mr Belli, Executive Headteacher, has been sent to all families. Please check your emails or follow the below link https://t.co/SsaNDrWDqx

20:28 PM - 14 Sep 2020

Regrettably, we will not be able to host our Annual Open Evening this year. However, families can now apply to the new Year 7 for September 2021. Please follow the link for the more information, the relevant application form and guide https://t.co/akLipZf4N8

19:57 PM - 14 Sep 2020

Our Year 11 Information Evening Presentation can be found via our website, using the link below https://t.co/Yz5douSpOA

18:41 PM - 11 Sep 2020

Thank you to all Year 11 and Year 13 students for a great week. It has been so good to have you back. We look forward to welcoming all year groups on Monday.

09:44 AM - 7 Sep 2020

A warm welcome to our Year 11 and Year 13 students. Remember all other year groups have distance learning published on our dedicated webpage with work accessible via Microsoft Teams

17:37 PM - 3 Sep 2020

We are all looking forward to welcoming Year 7 and Year 12 students tomorrow.

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