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.
Beyond our academic curriculum, we ensure that our students are “Ready for University, Ready to Lead” through an intensive leadership and ‘Futures’ programme. This is carefully designed to support all students in exploring their interests, developing their strengths and building confidence to make informed decisions about their next steps beyond the academy.
Our academy’s focus will be on providing students with a broad and ambitious academic and vocational curriculum throughout Key Stage 3 and 4. As a commitment to that breadth and ambition, we intend that at least 85% of students follow an EBacc curriculum.
Beyond the EBACC, we highly value the arts and other subjects, ensuring that all students study music, drama, art, RE and PE throughout KS3 and can choose up to two of these subjects for GCSE.
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.
Our commitment to enrichment ensures that every student engages in a variety of enrichment days, visits, activities and workshops as well as having the opportunity to attend optional extra-curricular clubs. This is designed to add depth and breadth to our provision, allowing students to meet professionals, explore their talents, follow their interests and develop curiosity and interest in areas outside of the formal curriculum