Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Transforming Learning

We know that today’s young people need to leave our Academy equipped with the knowledge and skills, resilience and  perspective to respond to the challenges of life in the 21st century.

At Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill our curriculum is designed to provide all students with a broad, balanced, differentiated and enriching experience which allows each student to achieve their potential and prepares them for the opportunities of adult life in Modern Britain.

Our curriculum meets students' needs and enables them to:

  • Secure the maximum possible success in public examinations
  • Develop their knowledge, skills and understanding
  • Promote fundamental British Values by developing such qualities of character and personality  as well as help them to take their place as active citizens in a pluralistic, multicultural and democratic modern Britain.

If you would like any further information concerning our curriculum offer please contact us: [email protected]

Curriculum

At Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill, we believe in a broad and balanced curriculum tailored to the needs of students.

The Academy operates a one-week timetable cycle, with five sixty minute lessons each day. To support effective teaching, students are set in English, Mathematics and Science based on the prior and current attainment. On a Tuesday afternoon all students in the Academy follow a Citizenship and Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE) course with their tutor.

Find out what subjects we teach in each year group

Years 7 & 8

In Year 7 and Year 8, students study a broad curriculum. Alongside developing a deep understanding of English, Mathematics and Science, students are taught an exciting range of other subjects. These are:

Geography, History, a Language, PE, Religious Education, Art, Dance, Drama, Music, and Technology (including Design & Technology, Graphics, Food & Textiles).

Year 9

In Year 9, students begin to choose aspects of their curriculum.  All students continue to study English, Mathematics, Science, Geography, History, a Language and PE.  In addition, students start to specialise by choosing two ‘elective’ choices. The type of subjects offered are:

Art, Dance, Design & Technology, Drama, Food (Hospitality), Graphics, Music and Sport

Year 10 & 11

We believe that it is essential to ensure that students are on the correct courses and curriculum pathways are matched carefully to student needs.

All students study for GCSEs in English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Combined Science. All students will then choose a number of subjects which run over the two years. The number of options available is dependent on the pathway an individual will follow. The type of subjects offered are:

Humanities - Geography, History

Languages – French, Spanish

Arts – Art, Dance, Drama, Music

Technical Awards – Engineering, Hospitality, Health and Social Care

Other subjects, such as Media Studies, may also be offered.

Gifted & Talented

The Academy believes that all young people are unique individuals with gifting and talents. However, we also know that some students show particular aptitudes, abilities or skills that could be beyond that of their peers. Teachers within the Academy are charged with meeting the needs of all students, this is an inclusion issue. Students designated as gifted or talented are identified by teachers and regularly monitored. Our curriculum is organised in a way that allows all students to thrive regardless of their needs.

We have worked with a variety of organisations including IntoUniversity to support students in their learning.