Pupils describe teachers as very caring and supportive, encouraging them to participate in the excellent facilities available.
Our curriculum intent statement for 2019-20 gives an overview of our vision, aim and methods to ensure all students have an appropriate curriculum. Below is a summary of the key features of our curriculum and structure by key stage.
Lower school: a summary:
All students follow a core curriculum of English, Mathematics, Science, Physical Education, Healthy Lifestyles, History, Geography, French, ICT, Business Enterprise & Resistant Materials, Art, Music & Drama. This is further supported by a fortnightly Extended Tutor Period where students meet with their tutor and form group and receive a wider programme to support and develop them as confident, self-aware and responsible young people and active citizens.
Students receive a full programme of subjects and opportunities up to and including Year 9. In Year 9 students have the opportunity to experience an element of personalisation within the full range of subjects at Castle View School. This acts as preparation for Key Stage 4 and allows students to keep a broad curriculum and not limit their learning too early. It also allows us to introduce new subjects such as Business Studies, Philosophy and Ethics and is vital preparation for study at Year 10 & 11 through option subjects.
Upper school: a summary-
Students receive a core curriculum of English Language & Literature, Mathematics, Science and PE and have the opportunity to develop the personalisation from Year 9 more formally through their option choices. Students will be given appropriate advice and guidance to ensure they choose subjects that are suitable; ensuring they can achieve well, do not narrow their own curriculum and are able to progress to their post 16 study, employment or training seamlessly.