Teaching and Learning

"For God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have eternal life."

Teaching and Learning

Christ the Word Catholic School is an English medium school which warmly embraces all opportunities to develop skills in the Welsh Language

Lower School

Within the Lower School (ages 3 to 11) English is the main teaching medium. Welsh is taught as a second language from ages 7 to 11, and aspects of some subjects may be taught in Welsh.

Welsh is used as a language of communication with and between the learners in formal and informal situations, improving their capacity to use everyday Welsh.

The school welcomes learners with a range of languages and we seek to communicate with parents and carers either in English or in the language of choice.

Upper School

In the Upper School (ages 11 to 16) the medium of instruction continues to be English and Welsh is taught in timetabled lessons.  Learners in Year 10 and Year 11 follow a full GCSE course.

The curriculum is tailored to meet the requirements of each learner. Teaching and learning reflect the unique character, circumstances and ethos of the school and the community it serves.

The school will also strive to gradually introduce the Successful Futures curriculum due to be introduced in schools from September 2022.