The only events to take place in real crown courts in front of real judges, the Mock Trial Competitions immerse students in the thrill of a criminal trial. The Competitions not only give budding lawyers a chance to experience life inside a court room, but provide a unique opportunity for students to learn about the justice system from professionals.
BASE is ICAEW’s National Business and Accounting competition for students in school or college aged 16-17.
A unique and exciting experience, students are able to engage in business challenges that enable them to develop key employability skills and understand what it’s like to be an ICAEW Chartered Accountant.
Debating Matters represents a challenging and engaging approach to debating for sixth form students. Debating Matters presents students with topical debates and a challenging format that will appeal to students from a wide range of backgrounds, and to schools with a long tradition of debating, or with none.
DUKE OF EDINBURGH
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award aims to provide students with an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding programme of personal development. It is a nationally recognized award, valued by universities and employers.
To gain an award students will need to undertake activities in four sections (volunteering, skills, physical recreation and expedition) and demonstrate improvement through persistence & achievement. At Cardiff Academy we regularly have groups of students completing Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards.
EUROPEAN YOUTH PARLIAMENT
Since 1987, the European Youth Parliament supports the development of young people into politically aware and responsible citizens by involving them in European political thinking and promoting intercultural understanding.
UKMT MATHS CHALLENGE
The UKMT organises national mathematics competitions and other mathematical enrichment activities for 11-18 year old UK school pupils.
BRITISH PHYSICS OLYMPIAD
The British Physics Olympiad (BPhO) aims to encourage the study of Physics & recognises excellence in young physicists through four annual Physics competitions.
THE UK SPACE SETTLEMENT DESIGN COMPETITION
The UK Space Design Competition is a science and engineering competition designed as a simulation of life
in industry. Open to students in Years 10 to 13, the UKSDC aims to enable students to experience the vast potential
& valuable opportunities available through future study, or even a career, in STEM (science, technology, engineering & maths).