|Type||Public (magnet) secondary|
|Location||Cardiff High School|
Cardiff High School is a comprehensive school in the Cyncoed/Lakeside area of the city of Cardiff in South Wales. Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Educational institutions are often categorised along several dimensions The term public school has two distinct (and virtually opposite meanings depending on the location of usage in the United States, Australia and A magnet school is a School which offers specialized courses or curricula. Cyncoed is a district of the City of Cardiff, Wales. Located in the north east of the City, Cyncoed is one of the most affluent Suburbs The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages A comprehensive school is a Secondary school and State school for children from the age of 11 to at least 16 that does not select children on the basis of academic Cyncoed is a district of the City of Cardiff, Wales. Located in the north east of the City, Cyncoed is one of the most affluent Suburbs Cardiff ( 'kɑːdɪf) is the Capital and the largest city and county in Wales. Cardiff High School stands in grounds some two miles from the city centre in the Cyncoed/Lakeside district, serving a neighbourhood of privately-owned houses. Cyncoed is a district of the City of Cardiff, Wales. Located in the north east of the City, Cyncoed is one of the most affluent Suburbs
The school was established in 1970 as a mixed 11-18 comprehensive following the merger of two single-sex grammar schools (which shared the name Cardiff High School) and the Ty Celyn Secondary Modern School. A comprehensive school is a Secondary school and State school for children from the age of 11 to at least 16 that does not select children on the basis of academic A grammar school is one of several different types of School in the history of education in the United Kingdom and other English-speaking countries The school was unified on a single site in 1973, and is successful, popular and over-subscribed.
The accommodation in 1973 consisted of the old Ty Celyn School with a new building attached, designed for six form entry. A considerable amount of internal alteration and refurbishment has been carried out on the original building, funded by the School over the past 25 years.
Cardiff High School became a seven form entry school in September, 1998, when a third feeder primary school, Roath Park, was added to the two existing feeder schools, namely Lakeside and Rhydypenau. Roath Park ( Welsh: Parc y Rhath) Cardiff, Wales, is Cardiff's most popular park which still retains a classic Victorian atmosphere It has a total pupil roll of 1,382, of whom 329 are following 'AS and A' level courses in the sixth form. On average about 125 students or more a year continue their education at university. For September 2001, eight students were offered places at Oxford and Cambridge. The University of Oxford (informally "Oxford University" or simply "Oxford" located in the city of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England is the The University of Cambridge (often Cambridge University) located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the For September 2002, seven pupils were offered places at Oxford.
The school enjoys an extremely high level of parental interest and support. The establishment of a new Cardiff High Partnership with parents in 1998 both built on the strong, existing Parents' Association links, and launched new initiatives, including a covenant scheme. It also expanded the range of educational, social and fund-raising activities.
According to the latest inspection report by Estyn the school has a pass rate of 80% (based on 5 GCSEs, grades A-C). Estyn ( Welsh (verb to extend) is the office of Her Majesty's Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales. This means that that the school is currently ranked in joint 5th place in Wales with Eirias High School in Colwyn Bay. Eirias High School is situated in Colwyn Bay, North Wales. The school has around 1500 pupils and over 90 teachers and staff Colwyn Bay (Bae Colwyn is a Town and Seaside resort in Conwy county borough on the north coast of Wales. It is ranked 2nd place in Cardiff, behind the Bishop of Llandaff Church in Wales High School. Cardiff ( 'kɑːdɪf) is the Capital and the largest city and county in Wales. Bishop of Llandaff Church in Wales High School is a Comprehensive school in the Llandaff area of Cardiff, Wales.
The school also enjoyed a decade long spell as Cardiff's Bare-knuckle Boxing centre with regular fights staged 'over the Oval' on weekday afternoons. Bouts ranged from the truly epic (Sid V Dean) to the truly hilarious (Felman V Turnbull).
As a result of the building programme and other refurbishment, the school is now well equipped to cater for the seven form entry. At present all departments are suited into adjacent rooms, and, in addition the school has: 11 Science labs; 5 Design & Technology rooms; A Home Economics suite including Catering kitchen and Textile rooms; A Sports Hall, Gymnasium, Dance Studio and all weather pitch; Facilities for disabled pupils and a Learning Resource Centre; A new extensive Learning Resources area; A Creative area incorporating recording studio, music rooms and theatre study facilities and a hall for performance; A new dining hall and canteen; A new sixth form administration area and student common room; and 5 IT rooms, one attached to the LRC.
Whilst the school is proud of its record of academic achievement, it also places great emphasis on other important features of pupil development, including extra-curricular activities, theatrical and musical opportunities, recreational sports and community links. In biological terms a community is a group of interacting Organisms sharing an environment. In a developing European scene, programmes for pupils' exchange visits with their European counterparts are well established. The school also has a rich international dimension, with students from many parts of the world currently studying at the school. The school believes strongly in the principle of continuous self-improvement, and to this end has introduced a considerable number of new initiatives in recent years, all designed to improve the quality of educational provision. Self-help or self-improvement refers to self-guided improvement—economically intellectually or emotionally—most frequently with a substantial psychological or spiritual A key objective for the last four years has been the promotion of effective teaching and learning strategies, which has helped improve value added performance at each key stage. A Key Stage is a stage of the state Education system in the UK and Gibraltar setting the educational knowledge expected of students at various The various INSET programmes organised by the school enabled internationally renowned educationalists to deliver whole-school INSET on teaching and learning, linked closely to subsequent dialogue and discourse at departmental level. Integrated National Security Enforcement Teams ( INSET; French: Équipes intégrées de la sécurité nationale, EISN) are Canadian The senior management team plays a key quality assurance role by managing an annual departmental review and departmental self-review process. In addition, great emphasis is placed on the generation and analysis of quantitative data to both set challenging targets and critically analyse results retrospectively. Each senior manager is linked to a cluster of departments (which meets twice-termly) to enable two way consultation and communication to take place between all staff.
Headmaster: Michael Griffiths
Famous former pupils include the physicist Brian Josephson, popular writer Craig Thomas, politician Tom Horabin, newsreaders John Humphrys and Jeremy Bowen, NUS National Tresurer and eternal student David Lewis, Welsh Language Activist, Gareth Kiff former chairperson of Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg (The Welsh Language Society). Brian David Josephson (born 4 January, 1940; Cardiff, Wales) is a Welsh physicist, professor and became a Nobel Prize David Craig Owen Thomas (born 24 November, 1942) is a Welsh author of thrillers notably the "Mitchell Gant" series Thomas Lewis Horabin (1896 &ndash 26 April 1956) was a British Liberal politician who defected to the Labour Party. For people with the same or similar names see the disambiguation page John Humphreys. Jeremy Francis John Bowen (born 6 February 1960, in Cardiff) is a Welsh Journalist and Television presenter. David Lewis may refer to: Academics David Lewis (lawyer (c1520–1584 civil lawyer and first Principal of Jesus College Oxford David Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg (The Welsh Language Society often abbreviated to Cymdeithas or Cymdeithas yr Iaith) is a Pressure group in .