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"Castle School Education Trust is committed to high quality education across the primary, secondary and sixth form key stages. Our schools cover the South Gloucestershire area. We encourage independence within each school within a strong framework of values."

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  • Thursday 12 Sept Year 10 parent meeting for French trip      Year 12 parents information evening      Thursday 19 Sept Year 7 parents information evening      Thursday 26 Sept Open evening      Monday 30 Sept Dale Fort Biology trip departs (3 days)

Key Stage 5

YEARS 12-14 : THE SIXTH FORM

 

In our Sixth Form, each student follows an individual Study Programme. This is the agreed set of curriculum and wider aims which will hopefully allow each student to make progress towards their desired next career step, either in higher or further education, training or employment. 

Our sixth-form students are following a level 3 study programme, having previously obtained at least 5 GCSEs at grades 5 and above For each student this will normally comprise 3 or 4 A-level courses (or equivalents), Enrichment lessons (which deliver the Lifeskills curriculum), tutorial support, at least one option from an Extended Curriculum programme, a programme of careers guidance and support, and opportunities to gain wider work experience or work-related skills development.