It was interesting to see Heather Joyce (Head of the Council) stating she expects to see improved exam results in the City this year at GCSE level. It is an aspiration for all of us. As such revision sessions are continuing in full flow at Cardiff High with over 50 pupils attending numerous individual sessions this week. It is the last week in school for Year11 next week but many opportunities to revise are built into place when Study Leave begins.
Year 10 pupils will arrive home this week with their academic report and an important letter regarding Year 10 examinations. The letter was also sent out via ParentMail2, if you want to sign up please email firstname.lastname@example.org
A letter has also gone home to pupils in Years 7,8 and 9 regarding the new Literacy and Numeracy Framework (LNF) introduced by the Welsh Assembly Government to help raise standards in Literacy and Numracy. New tests are to be introduced to replace the NfER that students in Years 7, 8 and 9 already sit. These tests will take place for the first time in May 2013. If the letter does not reach you a copy can be found on the school website – LNF Letter 30.4.13
On Tuesday 23rd April, 11 pupils from CHS competed in the South Wales Spelling Bee regional final. Competitors had one minute to spell as many words as they could in either Welsh, French or German, from a list of 150 words they had memorised. Ian Ren and Rhehanna Gilani have secured a place in the national finals where they will represent South Wales next half term. Da Iawn!