At Ewell Castle School we pride ourselves on creating innovative learning opportunities and fostering the well-being of our pupils. What happens in the classroom is the beating heart of the School and our Co-Curricular programme aims to extend this stretch, challenge and support beyond the classroom and into the mindset of our pupils.
SOCS is used widely across the whole School for the timetabling of all non-academic School activities, incorporating academic timetables and the complete School calendar alongside:
- Timetabling and co-ordination of all Co-Curricular activities
- Sports fixtures and additional one-to-one sports coaching
- Individual music lessons and performing arts activities such as LAMDA training
- Academic tutoring beyond the school day
- Pastoral support – one-to-one ELSA sessions or meetings with the School Counsellor
- School calendar in real time
Staff, parents and pupils are able to access one complete timetable on computers or hand-held devices via a unique login, showing academic timetables and co-curricular timetables in one view.
Links to log-in to SOCS can be accessed via the links of QR codes on the back page of the Co-Curricular handbook found here.
Trips, Tours and Visits
In addition to the range of activities, in the Senior School there is also the opportunity to take part in a number of co-curricular trips, tours and visits.
Pupils and parents should be aware of the following expectations regarding school sport and participation. It is important that all pupils strive to do their best and to act in a sporting manner at all times when participating in school sport. Please click on the above heading to download the PE/Sports Department Expectations.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme is about developing young people’s skills for life and work. In addition to literacy and numeracy skills, the UK Commission for Employment and Skills and the CBI define the skills and attitude that make someone employable as: Self-management, Problem solving, Team working and Communication. These skills are all tested and developed during the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme. As the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme website says “Having a positive attitude is also an incredibly important attribute in every industry, a ‘can do’ approach underpins success in working life by helping you to be resilient and adapt to changing situations around you.”
Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme is about developing young people’s skills for life and work. In addition to literacy and numeracy skills, the UK Commission for Employment and Skills and the CBI define the skills and attitude that make someone employable as: Self-management, Problem solving, Team working and Communication. These skills are all tested and developed during the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme. We offer the Bronze Award at the end of Year 9, the Silver Award at the end of Year 10 and the Gold Award from Year 11 onwards.
Pupils achieve their award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections; volunteering, physical, skills and expedition. Pupils must do a minimum of 3 months activity for each of the volunteering, physical and skills sections, and plan, prepare and undertake a 2 day (1 night) expedition. Pupils also have to spend an extra three months on one of the volunteering, physical or skills sections.
Pupils sign up to the Duke of Edinburgh Award’s Scheme for many reasons. Here is a selection of some of them; because it’s a real adventure, because it’s fun, because if they pass they’ll receive an award, because they can include it on their UCAS personal statement, to meet new people, to help their community, to become fitter and healthier.
For further details on the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme, visit http://www.dofe.org/
Challenge yourself and sign up now!