At Oaklands we understand our responsibility to develop citizens of the future: a future which will take place in an increasingly interconnected world and where not just knowledge, but also a wide range of skills and good character will be necessary to succeed. To this end we seek in our curriculum to develop students who are creative, curious and critical learners, students who understand different perspectives and viewpoints - locally, nationally and internationally - and who are increasingly adaptable, resilient and who are able to apply knowledge and experience to different situations and to make decisions about adult life.
At the heart of this is the strong core of literacy, numeracy, digital literacy and analysis over a broad range of disciplines. In addition we also aim to encourage our students to ask questions, to think critically and develop inquiring minds so they enjoy learning and look forward to it as a life-long and life-changing pursuit. We also understand the importance of appropriate personal development so that students develop into confident individuals who know how to stay safe, understand situations and make sensible decisions in the complex modern world.
Our curriculum also aims to offer students a rich and rewarding cultural experience both inside and outside the classroom. Such experiences open students’ minds to other cultures, stimulate creativity and imagination and increase students’ confidence in being creative and inventive and in taking risks.
Above all, our curriculum vision is underpinned by our school ethos: Oaklands is a learning community where students are happy, where they are known and respected as individuals and where for each and every child achievement and success should know no barriers.
We are confident that the curriculum at Oaklands’ will inspire students to work hard, be kind and take opportunities and that they will enter the adult world ready to:
- Be the best in their field
- Explore the many options available to them
- Seek to learn new knowledge and skills
- Seek and act upon feedback
- Problem solve
- Take on challenges
- Work work well as part of a team
- Demonstrate empathy
- Make a difference
- Seek to understand the opinions of others
- Developed interests outside the curriculum
- Improved interpersonal skills
- Experience of a workplace
- Inspired to pursue their own goals
Oaklands Curriculum Subjects (click subject for more details)
- Business (September 2020)
- Dance - KS3 only
- Economics - KS5 only
- Design Technology
- Food Technology
- Government & Politics - KS5 only
- Health and Social Care - KS4 & 5 only
- Modern Foreign Languages
- Physical Education (PE)
- Psychology - KS5 only
- Personal, Social and Health Education
- Religious Studies
- Sociology - KS4 & 5 only