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At Castle View School we have many opportunities to participate in a range of clubs held throughout the day.

These are advertised within each department and led by a variety of staff across the school. We ensure that we have a broad range of clubs and opportunities to engage all of our students.

Students can speak directly to the member of staff leading the club or to their form tutors to find out more detail about the days and times of each one. Parents can contact the child’s Head of Year, Student Support Officer or the Director of Learning for further details. Please see below for an updated timetable on the clubs currently on offer.

School is never just about what happens in the school day, but preparing our students for the future by giving them opportunities they cannot have anywhere else. Below you will see an outline from different area’s of the school highlighting the experiences on offer.

Humanities

In Humanities we are committed to giving students the opportunity to broaden their horizons outside of the classroom and develop their understanding of the role they play on the planet and how the past has shaped this.  All students have the chance to join the school’s “Eco Club” which is run in collaboration with Science.  Here students can work towards Castle View’s effort to raise environmental awareness and gain the status of being an “Eco School”.

There are also a number of opportunities to visit places outside of the classroom where learning can be consolidated.  In the past this has included opportunities to visit Ypres, Walton on the Naze, The Jack the Ripper Museum, and Stratford.

KS3 Science Club

Complete projects and win awards while doing science experiments!

Find out how science really works and boost your test scores through fun activities, videos, on-line projects and some really really messy science experiments.

Use cameras and video clips to present your work so it looks like a professional scientist’s blog.

F19 One night after school each week  – TBC

See: Miss Atkins in F19 or the Science Office or message on teams

Year 10 High Flying Doctors and Scientists Club (on-line participation only possible)

Would you benefit from the opportunity to study Biology, Chemistry and Physics as three separate GCSE’s (sometimes called triple Science) but don’t need the pressure of having to take the exams if you don’t want?

Want to be a doctor or a vet?

Want to find out how what we learn in the classroom eventually becomes life saving science or ground breaking research?

This after school club is aimed specifically at Year 10 students who want scientific careers. It will provide guidance on how and what to study if you are interested in doing A Levels in Science when you go to college. It also involves covering some of the content only seen in triple Science with the option of taking the exams in all three subjects and gaining an extra GCSE (upon satisfactory completion of the course and good test scores 5+/6 in your normal science lessons.)

The course can even be completed partially or wholly on-line as long as assignments are completed, with the option of a lab based lesson after school once every two weeks on a Friday.

See: Mr Bazley in F10b or in the Science office. Alternatively message on MS Teams.

Computer club

Computer club is accessible to all year groups and runs Monday to Friday lunchtime. It provides a great opportunity for students further develop digital and literacy skills using a range of application software including Microsoft office suite, accelerated reader, image editing software, and programming skills such as Scratch, Kodu, and Python. In addition, Key Stage 4 pupils who wish to progress their vocational portfolios of work are also encouraged to use this time to conduct research, word process work and use of printer.

Business Enterprise Club (Years 10 & 11)

Business Enterprise Club is an extra-curricular opportunity where you can take what you have learnt in lesson and use it to start planning your own Business. All you need to start is an idea that you are passionate about! During the club we will help you plan, shape and refine your idea so you have every chance of success. You will also have the opportunity to enter regional/national competitions where you could win funding for your business idea! The Business Enterprise Club is also a place where you can come along simply for some lesson and/or homework support.

Physical Education

Extra curricular PE is an important part of the Department’s work. We offer a fully inclusive range of clubs before school, at lunch time and beyond the school day. We encourage all pupils to take advantage of the opportunities available to them in order to enhance their physical, emotional and social skills as well as develop and improve their general health and wellbeing.

In addition to the inclusive clubs on offer, there are opportunities to be a representative of one of the many school teams that have competitive fixtures during the year. Last academic year Castle View School were active in competitive inter-school fixtures in athletics, cross country, football (boys and girls), trampolining, netball, rounders, rugby, basketball, and table tennis

The PE department also provide opportunities for sports leadership. Students are given the opportunity to help by being leaders in a range of opportunities from working with their peers and younger students within the school, progressing to run a variety of festivals for both primary and secondary pupils from across our District.

Below is a timetable of the extra-curricular clubs in PE and around the school. 

 

Trips and Visits for the Whole School

As a school we are committed to developing opportunities and experiences for our students. We offer a variety of opportunities which vary from visits to museums or galleries, theatres to watch a play, universities to trips abroad to Europe for example skiing or Ypres. Some opportunities are curriculum specific such as the Geography field trip. Attached on the right you can see an update from some of the trips that have taken place and the experiences the students benefited from.