The French Department applied, and were selected, to be part of a pioneering Welsh Government initiative as part of the Global Futures strategy to promote modern languages across Wales.  Caerleon Comprehensive School was chosen as one of eight schools and four FE colleges to take part in this pan-Wales project across the four regional consortia.  AS French students will benefit from a 10-week programme of intensive support (turbo-tutoring) delivered by experienced modern languages teachers, who have undertaken the turbo-tutoring programme, trained by WJEC examiners.  This intervention will support schools and learners at a time of change with new curriculum specifications being introduced in schools in Wales and the Caerleon French department is delighted to have been selected as part of the scheme.

We are delighted to announce that five students in Year 13 have received conditional offers to study at Oxford and Cambridge.  Mrs Picton, Headteacher commented "that this is the result of hard work over the last six years of pupils and staff.  We are delighted".

Pictured from left to right are:

  • Matthew Evans (Mathematics, Cambridge)
  • David Aitken (Biochemistry, Oxford)
  • Heidi Thorpe-Yon (Anthropology and Architecture, Oxford)
  • Joel Wells (Mathematics, Cambridge)
  • Isaac Thurgood (History, Oxford)

The girls represented Newport County in the regional football tournament in Almondsbury, Bristol. They played exceptionally well, only losing one match to the eventual winners. Results were 

v Cheltenham Town D 0-0
v Bristol Rovers D 0-0
v Bristol City L 1-0
v Swindon Town D 0-0
v Exeter City W 2-0 Evie Thomas, Olivia Basham
v Yeovil Town W 1-0 Evie Thomas
v Cardiff City D 0-0
v Plymouth Argyle D 0-0
Squad - Meg Davies, Evie Thomas, Olivia Basham, Maddie Miles, Lily Morgan, Aliza Saleem, Phoebe Doney, Jada Lawrence 

On Friday 26 th January, members of the Sixth Form Senior Team presented a cheque to staff at the Medical Day Care Unit at the Royal Gwent Hospital. The Medical Day Care Unit was one of two local charities chosen by the sixth form after their fund raising on the sixth form charity day in December.

It was another outstanding Sixth Form Charity Day yesterday. All Sixth Form students were involved, with many inventive costumes for the fancy dress parade and also an amazing Variety Show performed to all students in the rest of the school. Well done everyone, it was amazing!

Visit the school Facebook page for all the photos!