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Castle School

Castle School


In Key Stage 4 and 6th form, pupils follow flexible learning programmes according to their needs and aspirations. These follow 3 main pathways but are flexible to allow for individual needs to be met.

Pathway 1: Equals Moving On

for learners within Entry 1

This is a modular curriculum focusing on the following areas:

  • Communication
  • Numeracy
  • ICT
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Creativity
  • PSHE
  • Leisure and Recreation
  • Daily Living Skills
  • Work Related Learning


Pathway 2: OCR Life and Living Skills

for learners within Entry 1 and 2

This offers a range of units which can be selected to suit the particular needs and interests of the learner, these may focus on the following areas:

  • Communication
  • Maths
  • ICT
  • PSHE
  • Drama
  • Art
  • Music
  • Work Related Learning
  • Home Management and Leisure


Pathway 3: Edexcel Entry Level and Functional Skills

for learners within Entry 1 to 3 and beyond

A range of qualifications in academic and vocational areas which may include:

  • Functional skills English and Maths
  • Entry Level in a range of subject areas
  • GCSE Art
  • Young Leaders
  • First Aid
  • Aspects of Life and Living skills

These are supplemented with link courses with local colleges, a programme of work related learning, development of independent travel skills, and use of community facilities.  A range of pupil groupings based on ability, age and friendship will be used to maximise learning.