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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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  • Welcome to the Spring term -  Week beginning 20 Jan Year 9 exams     Tues 28 Jan - Year 9 Parents Options evening    Week beginning Mon Feb 3 Aspirations Careers Week in Sixth Form     7 Feb Year 12 Reports     Y9 Options Taster Session 1     12 Feb Singers' Concert     13 Feb Year 9 Parents Evening     14 Feb - GCSE Dance moderation    14 Feb End of Term 3 

Key Stage 4

YEARS 10-11

 

In Years 10/11, nearly all students study a Core Curriculum which includes Mathematics, English Language and Literature, Science, a Modern Foreign Language, Religious Studies, PE and Lifeskills.  In addition, they usually choose 3 additional subjects to study, from a choice of over 30 options.  The options include GCSEs in History, Geography, French/German (as a 2nd foreign language), Art, Art and Design, Photography, Computing, Music, Drama, Dance, Business, Electronics, Food Technology, Resistant Materials, Graphics, Textiles, Sociology, PE and Media. The options also include vocational qualifications  (equivalent to GCSEs)  in Health & Social Care, ICT, Music, and Sport.

  YEARS 10 & 11 CURRICULUM AND OPTIONS BOOKLET