@Bishop_Llandaff

15:42 PM - 17 Sep 2018

A reminder that our Sixth Form Information Evening is tonight, Monday 17th September, at 7pm. We look forward to welcoming all parents/carers this evening

16:49 PM - 12 Sep 2018

A reminder that our Year 10 Information evening is tomorrow, Thursday 13th September, 7pm. We look forward to welcoming parents/carers

16:51 PM - 11 Sep 2018

Our Middle School Information Evening (Years 8 and 9) is on Thursday 20th September at 7pm. We look forward to welcoming all parents/carers

16:44 PM - 11 Sep 2018

Our Sixth Form Information Evening is on Monday 17th September at 7pm. We look forward to welcoming all parents/carers

11:38 AM - 11 Sep 2018

Congratulations to Jack (Year 13) for winning the Julia Wood Prize for his essay 'Re-Peel - An assessment of Sir Robert Peel's influence on the receptivity of the Conservative party to reform'. Jack's article will shortly be published on https://t.co/IstPS7L8Pk

13:17 PM - 7 Sep 2018

Photos for Years 7/10/12 were successfully taken today. Students have individual cards with details about accessing Colorfoto's website with additional information on how to order

15:12 PM - 6 Sep 2018

Please can we remind parents/carers to avoid driving onto the school site when dropping students off as this is causing congestion and is a health and safety risk

08:39 AM - 6 Sep 2018

School photos for students in Years 7/10/12 are taking place tomorrow, Friday 7th September

08:18 AM - 6 Sep 2018

Our Year 10 Information Evening is on Thursday 13th September at 7pm. We look forward to welcoming all parents/carers

15:19 PM - 5 Sep 2018

Our Year 11 Information Evening is on Monday 10th September at 7pm. We look forward to welcoming all parents/carers

Homework

Homework is an integral part of the school curriculum. The nature of the tasks varies from subject to subject and is set according to the student’s ability and the departmental scheme of work. Homework tasks are recorded by students in the Student Planner and parents are asked to sign the Student Planner weekly.

Tutors will regularly monitor and sign the Student Planner. Students are expected to meet homework deadlines. At The Bishop of Llandaff, we strongly encourage the active support of parents/carers in ensuring homework is completed on time. Completion of regular homework helps students’ academic development and has a positive impact on their overall achievement and progress.

The impact of homework is widely debated. There are some families who request more homework for their child, while others suggest there is too much. Ultimately, we aim to strike a balance with students working (on average) to one solid piece of homework each night at key stage 3 (Year 7 - 9), while for examination year groups this does increase. The school operates a homework timetable to attempt to balance the amount of work a student has each night and our revised approach to 'skills homework' is designed to support students to complete the work and prepare them for the challenges of GCSE and A level. Therefore, this work will progressively become more challenging as the year progresses. The homework is designed to not rely as much on content but build on skills developed over the key stage. This revised approach, launched in January 2017 will support students to develop the necessary skills required while pitch at a variety of levels. For more able (and adventurous) students there are 'challenging' tasks to ensure the work is appropriately stretching.