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Castledon School and College

Castledon School and College

How And What We Teach

Our curriculum starts with year 1 pupils learning through a combination of the Key Stage one National Curriculum whilst still incorporating elements of the early years curriculum and its principles.

Our primary department offers a curriculum particularly focussing on Literacy, Maths and Lifeskills. We use the National Curriculum to ensure that pupils are offered a broad and balanced curriculum through a topics based approach up to and including year 9. The curriculum includes various experiences to support sensory and individualised learning needs. Year10 pupils onwards follow a vocational curriculum linked to their desired goals post 16. Some pupils are able to access external provisions and work towards further externally accredited courses.

There is a strong emphasis on practical learning. Learning is as real life as possible, alongside using our range of onsite facilities, we try to take the pupils out into the local and wider community whenever possible. Throughout the year the school has a number of cross curricular themed days to enhance pupils well-being, understanding of the world, personal and social development and social skills.

In Key Stage 4 pupils undertake external accreditation whilst working towards preparation for studying within a college environment. Every pupil is taught, encouraged and challenged to achieve his or her potential. Therefore we offer courses ranging from entry level through to the possibility of level 2 functional skills and GCSE's.