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STEM and Careers

Severn Vale School curriculum offers excellent opportunities for developing the knowledge and skills that employers need. Core academic subjects such as English, Maths and Science are important  for a variety of reasons including giving students a broad general knowledge that will enable them to participate in and contribute to society. 

Due to the importance of Maths and English, if a pupil does not achieve a grade 4 or higher in both these GCSEs by the end of Year 11 they will be required to continue working towards this aim as parts of their 16-19 study programme. For some students this will mean studying either Maths or English as well as doing an apprenticeship or college course. For other students it might means taking a stepping stone qualification in order to support them as they work towards a GCSE in both English and Maths Post-16. This is because of the vital importance and powerful labour market value of securing a good standard in Maths and English.