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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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  • Summer 2019 GCSE and A level certificates will be available to collect from reception from Monday (25th Nov) until the end of term

Wider Sixth Form Life

We firmly believe that Sixth Form is not just about your academic studies so you will have lots of other opportunities whilst you are studying with us.

 

Core programme

All year 12 students will take part in a core programme for one period each week. During this time, you will participate in activities delivered by both ourselves and expert visitors.  This core programme will cover a range of health and wellbeing, study skills and careers topics.

 

Enrichment

During year 12 all students take part in the enrichment programme on a Wednesday afternoon. This is a chance for you to do something different to develop your skills and knowledge to help you boost your UCAS application and CV.  We offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities including Duke of Edinburgh (Gold), volunteering, sport and adopt a teacher programme.  

 

Careers

Whilst in Sixth Form both your tutors and the Sixth Form team will ensure you receive careers advice about the pathways available to you when you leave Sixth Form.

You will attend both the UCAS fair to look at university options and an apprenticeship fair. You will also have access to Unifrog, an award winning careers platform to help you make informed decisions about your future.

We work closely with a number of local universities, including UWE where we are an approved Heading Higher Partner, allowing our students access to a range of widening participation events and giving you a reduced offer of up to 16 UCAS points.*

For students choosing to apply to Oxford and Cambridge, or complete a professional application to medicine or veterinary science, we provide additional support with applications and interviews for these competitive institutions and courses.

For students who do not wish to complete a university application, we have a specific programme to support apprenticeship applications. We work closely with both local and national companies to support students with applying and securing good apprenticeships.