An Independent

Co-educational Day School

Senior School – Curriculum


Our vision at Castle School is to challenge, inspire and nurture young people to thrive and succeed in an ever-changing global society. Alongside promoting intellectual curiosity and a strong work-ethic, we strive to develop resilient individuals who have both the ability and desire to learn independently.

The breadth of our curriculum allows pupils to study a wide range of subjects and encourages them to develop a genuine thirst for knowledge and love of learning. In particular, languages play a significant role as either compulsory or option subjects from foundation phase up to GCSE level, bucking the current national trend. Cross-curricular literacy, numeracy and digital competency skills are also embedded into all lessons across the curriculum. Aside from traditional subjects, KS2 and KS3 pupils also attend our innovative Outdoor School for one day each week.

A detailed overview of subjects we currently offer at GCSE level can be found in our GCSE Options Booklet.

 

GCSE Subjects currently being offered

English LanguageEnglish LiteratureMaths & NumeracyTriple Science
Double ScienceArtComputer ScienceFrench
GeographyHistoryLatinSpanish
WelshREPEMusic

Aside from traditional subjects, KS2 and KS3 pupils also attend our innovative Outdoor School for one day each week. More details on this part of the curriculum can be found here: Outdoor School 

The class of 2019 achieved an impressive 96% pass rate (grades A*- C) with nearly half of the grades awarded being either A or A*.

 

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In terms of our attainment, GCSE results are consistently and considerably higher than local state schools, and they reflect the diligence shown by our staff and pupils. The class of 2019 achieved an impressive 96% pass rate (grades A*- C) with nearly half of the grades awarded being either A or A*.

Whilst we acknowledge that examination results are important, we firmly believe that life at school should be characterised by an inclusive, supportive and friendly community spirit. It is this ethos which allows for a healthy school environment and it is normal for students to mix with others from a variety of different year groups, as well as their own.

Whole-school structures such as assemblies and the house system also help to maintain the strong spirit of community which runs throughout the school.

 

Nurturing resilient, ambitious and enterprising young people

CASTLE SCHOOL, GLENOVER HOUSE, SCARROWSCANT LANE, HAVERFORDWEST, SA61 1ES

Call: 01437 558 010