Oaklands Curriculum

    At Oaklands, we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that allows students to achieve their potential, access the best career and further educational opportunities, and to instil a lifelong love of learning.

    All lessons are designed to challenge pupils of all abilities and develop pupils’ skills so that they can become independent and life-long learners.

    At Oaklands we run a two Year Key Stage 3 (Years 7&8) and a three year Key Stage 4 (Years 9 to11).

    Pupils with special educational needs are supported by additional staff in class and may receive appropriate extra tuition.

     

    Key Stage 3- Years 7 and 8- all pupils study:

    Core

    Other Ebacc Subjects

    Foundation subjects

    • English
    • Mathematics
    • Science

    •     Geography

    •     History

    •     Information Communication

    Technology (ICT) and  Computing

    •     Spanish or French

     

    •     Art

    •     Dance

    •     Drama

    •     Design Technology

    •     Food Technology

    •     Music

    •     Religious Education (RE)

    •     Physical Education (PE)

     •     Personal, Social  and  Health     Education

    • Pupils start by studying either French or Spanish in year 7. In Year 9 we introduce Bengali to one group of students as an optional choice.
    • In Year 7, students are set in English and Maths.
    • In Year 8, students are set in English, Maths, Science and Languages.
    • From Years 9 to 11, all subjects are taught in sets according to the needs of students.

     

     Key Stage 4- Years 9-11- all pupils study:

    Core Subjects

    Option Subjects

    • English-  language and  literature
    • Mathematics
    • Science- double award or triple Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
    • Physical Education (PE)
    • Religious Education (RE)
    • Personal, Social  and  Health Education

    •   Geography

    •   History

    •   Health and Social care

    •   ICT iMedia

    •   Spanish

    •   French

     •  Bengali

    •   Music/Dance

    •   Religious  Education (RE)

    •   Art

    •   Drama

    •   Design Technology

    •   Food Preparation

     

     Key Stage 5 – Year 12 and 13

    Students are admitted to each level/ course dependent on meeting qualification criteria.

    Level/ Course

    Subjects

    • A level- level 3

     

    •  Biology

    •  Chemistry 

    •  Physics

    •   Economics 

    •   English Literature 

    •  Geography

    •   Spanish 

    •    Government & Politics 

    •    History 

    •    Maths 

    •    Further maths

    •    Psychology

    • BTEC- Level 3

     

    •  Health and Social Care

    •   Applied Science

    •   Information technology

    • Level 2

     

    •   Maths and English level 2

    • Level 1

     

    •   Asdan

    •   Maths and English level 1

     

     

     

     

     

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