Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

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Oasis Community Learning Statement of Intent

As part of Oasis Community Learning, our curriculum is informed by the Trustwide Statement of Intent below.

The OCL Curriculum Statement of Intent In line with Oasis’ Education Charter, the curriculum is the heart of our academy’s educational provision.

Through this - and our commitment to an exceptional climate for learning and great pedagogy - we make focused learning the foundation of every lesson. We have designed our curriculum to meet the needs of all, striving for personal as well as academic and vocational excellence.

Through our curriculum we will achieve outcomes that drive social mobility and give everyone freedom of choice throughout their lives The Oasis ethos and 9 Habits are a foundation stone to the design and delivery of our curriculum. We know that the development of character doesn’t happen by chance but by purpose and intention: it is therefore an explicit part of our curriculum. We therefore work hard at preparing our students to be the best version of themselves not just for today but for their futures too. We provide our students with information on careers and the world of work encouraging them to be aspirational and ambitious so that they can secure their dream job and enjoy fulfilling careers.

Our curriculum has been designed to ensure our young people thrive, achieve and flourish. It enables them to understand what it is to be human and equips them for life so that they become kind and model citizens. Our curriculum not only develops our young people academically but socially, emotionally, culturally, physically and spiritually.

Whilst our knowledge-rich curriculum is designed to ensure the very best academic outcomes for our young people using the latest research in how the brain and memory works, it is about so much more than simply securing great results. It is about our academy’s determination to achieve excellence with equity and integrity: where we bring advantage to the disadvantaged, where barriers to learning are successfully overcome and there are no limits to the achievement and ambition of our most able. Our knowledge-rich curriculum and our commitment to the Oasis ethos and Nine Habits is supported by our Trust’s policies on Learning and Behaviour for Learning and the work of our National Lead Practitioners and Leads for Learning Innovation.

As well as ensuring our curriculum is informed by the OCL Trustwide Statement of Intent we are committed to delivering a curriculum that upholds and supports our school vision.

Curriculum: Key Stage 3 Year 7 - 9

Students in Years 7 & 8 have an intensive English, Maths, Science and Humanities offer, as well as full access to the Arts, PE and Wellbeing. Each of these curriculum plans will be designed to weave together key themes from the Personal, Social, and Health Education (PSHE) statutory guidance.  This is further complimented with the “Character” curriculum pupils experience through family time.

Individual leadership skills are developed through a range of activities, events and opportunities afforded to students. Additionally, the curriculum further develops critical thinking skills and an awareness of local, national and global issues faced by society. Students are encouraged to consider how they can add to the development of healthier communities. The breadth of cultural diversity is celebrated and students are encouraged to share the knowledge and expertise they have gained from their own individual backgrounds. In addition to this, the curriculum incorporates a level of flexibility in order to respond to the needs of individual students.

Students also participate in our Cultural Offer consisting of a variety of opportunities and experiences designed to set our students apart by providing them with necessary capital to succeed at any Russell Group University and beyond. Alongside these opportunities the curriculum provides students with health lessons, creative mastery opportunities and career preparation sessions.


Curriculum: Key Stage 4 Year 10 & 11

All students will have full access to study the English Baccalaureate, studying a language and a humanity to GCSE level. Our curriculum is tailored to individual students’ needs, providing both challenge and support, where needed.   In addition to the EBACC pupil have the ability choose options from a range of subjects including the arts, technologies or further humanities disciplines to GCSE or equivalent level according to their own preferences and strengths.

A copy of our current Year 9 options is available here.

Furthermore, students who are able to exceed GCSE qualifications in year 11 will be provided with an appropriate range of additional qualifications, including level 3 courses and further level 2 courses (i.e. statistics). In addition to this, KS4 students will continue receive their entitlement of PE, PSHE and careers guidance, further details of which are accessible through the website.

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