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What the Cathedral School offers

The Senior Section at the Cathedral School welcomes boys and girls from 11 years of age. A traditional academic education is offered, with inspirational teaching leading to excellent examination results. Pupils and parents receive updates each half term on their progress, and pupils are encouraged to involve themselves in a wide range of other activities and interests beyond the classroom. 

Our core subjects up to GCSE (England-pathway GCSEs in every subject) are: Religious Studies, Mathematics, English Language, English Literature, Spanish, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Pupils then choose a number of additional subjects from a wide range (12 currently offered). 

Examination results are outstanding, the school being regularly placed in performance tables amongst the top 5 schools in Wales at A Level and GCSE, and at a very high ranking in UK-wide terms also.

What our pupils say...

Parents send their children to The Cathedral School in order to give them the life chances that are born of confidence

There is a real sense of being encouraged to try new things and not to be afraid if they don’t always work out. Since joining in Year 7, I have really enjoyed making new friends, playing competitive sport, being part of the cast of High School Musical and Blood Brothers, learning a new instrument and so much more. One day you can be singing a chart song for House Singing and then the next, rehearsing a classical piece with 100 members of Senior Chamber Choir in the Royal Welsh College or the Wales Millennium Centre.

Tommy, Year 9