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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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Careers Information

Careers education provides a foundation for students to make decisions at key transition points with knowledge of opportunities available to them and an awareness of their skills.

Careers Education at Downend is delivered in years 7 – 11 through a series of lessons and activities. Work related learning plays a key role in the development of students and the school has developed strong relationships with local employers and STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) ambassadors.

Careers Advice & Guidance

Career guidance helps students to apply the learning from their careers education lessons to make realistic decisions.

The school works in partnership with South Gloucestershire and Stroud College to provide impartial careers advice.

Further Information

You can do a lot of research independently and the following links may help:

Career Pilot
A great website for general information about choices at 14, 16 and 18:

National Careers Service
The National Careers Service website provides careers advice and information on a wide range of jobs, training course resources and funding:

Information on apprenticeships in all areas and how to apply:

An informative website about GCSE options and related careers: