Subjects

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Art and Design

Plan, Develop, Design, Create.   We believe in allowing the creative side of our pupils to develop and flourish, potentially improving their confidence in their imaginative capabilities. In Art & Design, pupils learn technical skills in a range of creative disciplines such as painting, drawing, printmaking, digital photography, digital art and sculpture. We have high […]

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Careers

Information Careers at Key Stage 3 Careers at Key Stage 4 Progress 8 Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance programme at Caister Academy is managed and co-ordinated by our 11-19 Manager, Mrs L King. Mrs L King can be contacted via: Telephone on 01493 720542, ext 308 Or email at Louise.King@caisteracademy.org.uk   Careers Education Caister […]

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Careers at KS3

All pupils have one Ethics lesson per week. The Ethics lesson comprises Careers, Religious Education and PHSE. Year 7 – Lessons take place in the spring term and encompass the following themes: •  Career: Understanding the meaning of the term Career. Recognising that a career is not just a job but the sum total of […]

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Careers at KS4

All pupils have one Ethics lesson per week. The Ethics lesson comprises of Careers, Religious Education and PHSE. Year 10 – Lessons take place in the Summer Term and encompass the following themes: •  Decisions: Taking on responsibility for making career plans. Setting goals and targets. Understanding Labour Market Information and how to use it […]

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Computer Science

At Caister Academy, we aim to provide pupils with a wide range of IT skills. With the age of technology and the many great advancements that have been discovered and developed in computing technology, we believe it is the right time to educate the young in this field. IT is also important in many other […]

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Core

Here are our core subjects for our students. English – Teaching English language and literature for all year groups. Ethics – Providing PHSE and religious education to all pupils. Mathematics – The teaching of mathematical theory for all pupils. Physical Education – Practical and theory based education covering sport and fitness; extending to GCSE level, […]

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Creative

Here are our creative lessons that we provide at Caister Academy. Art and Design – The teaching of technical art and design skills. Dance – The development of dance performance skills. Drama – The teaching of drama perfromance and theory. Food Preparation and Nutrition – The teaching of cooking skills and the education of food […]

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Dance

The Dance Department at Caister Academy strives to develop the performance and creative skills of our learners, with a strong emphasis on working with professional dancers and companies to develop a lifelong passion for dance. Dance is studied at both KS3 and KS4, with many enrichment activities including performances and workshops offered to all pupils […]

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Design & Technology

Within Design and Technology pupils have the opportunity to experience a variety of subjects. The subjects we provide are Food and Design, which includes elements of Graphics, Resistant Materials and Electronics. At Caister Academy we pride ourselves on bringing out the full potential of every student, so that they can be the best they can […]

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Drama

*Links for the key stage 3 & 4 curriculum plans are placed at the bottom of this page (in PDF format).   The Drama Department at Caister Academy offers students a wealth of opportunities, from timetabled lessons, to extra-curricular clubs, and trips. Although performance is a key part of any Drama department, the major role […]

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Engineering

With the engineering sector relating to industries, such as the energy sector and product design, it is a thriving area in which to gain a creative and/or profitable career. We provide engineering as a BTEC level 2, allowing for puopils, upon passing to move into apprenticeships, further education in the subject of engineering and possibly […]

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English

We have high expectations of all pupils in regards to their skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Schemes of Learning are designed to target skills progression across both key stages, whilst also finding opportunities to keep lessons engaging and stimulating. Key Stage 3 Pupils study the full range of skills required for success in […]

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Ethics

The Ethics Department at Caister Academy aim to ask challenging questions such as “Is there an ultimate meaning and purpose to life?” and “How did us humans come to be?” Pupils will develop a sound knowledge and understanding of Christianity and all the other major world religions.   Year 7 Pupils will gain a broad […]

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Financial Education

Finance is an important subject that covers a wide range of areas, such as enterprise and financial management. The economy can have a great effect on individuals, business and society; changing levels of wealth, the potential of employment and the amount of spending for many people. Our Financial Education (LIBF) course covers finance and the […]

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Food Preparation and Nutrition

Having good knowledge of food, food preparation and cooking is of great importance to achieve and maintain a healthy, balanced diet. Food Preparation and Nutrition as a subject and a GCSE course covers all of this; detailing the health qualities of different foods and which foods work together in a meal. As a GCSE, the […]

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Geography

Geography at Caister is exciting and dynamic. Learners are encouraged to be reflective and to actively seek out challenging tasks. Failure is embraced and used as a diagnostic tool to build resilience, grit and determination. The goal of learning in the Geography department is to be the best that you can be, not necessarily to […]

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German

We would like to welcome (willkommen) you to the German Language Department at Caister Academy. We strongly believe that due to the increasing cultural and work-related exchanges between people from different countries, it has become important to speak more than one language. There is no doubt that people who can speak more than one language […]

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Health and Social Care

Life is of great importance to us all. We care for the health and wellbeing of others, however many of us may not be equipped with the knowledge to further our desire to offer and demonstrate our ability to care in a future career. Our GCSE course offers an entry point into the area of […]

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History

Welcome to the History Department at Caister Academy. History is a popular subject at the school and the Department is proud of its pupils and their many successes. The Department strives to deliver a high-quality history education to help pupils gain knowledge and understanding of Britain and the wider world; to provide pupils of all […]

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Making the Right Choice

We understand that making the right decisions for a young student is highly important for their future. In knowing this, we focus on offering a wide range of subject options across the school curriculum for all of our pupils. We provide and offer many academic and creative subjects within our curriculum. Further into Year 9, […]

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