Oak Wood School

Oak Wood Curriculum Overview

Oak Wood aims to provide a broad, balanced education, which encourages pupils to develop their individual abilities and achieve their full potential in all areas of the curriculum.

Oak Wood’s curriculum embraces the skills, knowledge and understanding required to equip our pupils for life and work.  It embraces all learning experiences, which take place at school from classroom experiences, Form Tutor sessions, assemblies, sports fixtures, extra curricular activities and clubs. All pupils have an absolute entitlement to be equipped for life and work and to expect that their school experience will enable them to act as confident and capable citizens.

The Inclusion Team works across all subject areas providing targeted support so that all pupils’ needs are met.  There is also a programme of enrichment events to support Personal, Health, Social and Citizenship Education, Thinking and Study skills, Community Participation and Cultural Diversity.  It is expected that all pupils participate in extended learning opportunities both at school and at home

 

Key Stage 3 Curriculum Years 7 & 8

Oak Wood runs a two-week timetable consisting of 50 lessons and each lesson is one hour in length. The Key Stage 3 curriculum covers Years 7 and 8 and covers the following subjects:

Subject

Number of lessons over the two week timetable

English

8

Maths

7

Science

6

Art

2

Geography

3

History

3

ICT

2

MFL (French or Spanish)

5

PE

3

PHSCE

2

RS

3

Technology

2

Music

2

Drama

2

Lesson Total per two weeks

50

  

Key Stage 4 Curriculum Years 9, 10 & 11

This curriculum is divided into two parts; the Core Subjects and Option Subjects. The total number of teaching hours at Key Stage 4 is 50 hours over the two week timetable.

Core Subjects consists of English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Science, Physical Education and Personal, Health, Social and Citizenship Education. 

 

 

Number of lessons over the two week timetable

Subject – only four will be selected from this list

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

English Language and English Literature

9

9

9

Maths

8

8

8

Science

9

9

8

MFL or Intervention

-

-

5

PHSCE

2

2

2

PE

2

2

2

Lesson Total per two weeks

30

30

34

 In addition to the core, pupils also select 4 option subjects (each have 4hrs of teaching time spread over the two weeks). At present these include:

  

 

Number of lessons over the two week timetable

Options Subjects

Year 9

Options

Year 10

 Options

Year 11

 Options

Art

5

5

4

Business Studies

5

5

4

Construction Studies

5

5

8 Double

DT

5

5

4

French or Spanish

-

-

4

Geography

5

5

4

History

5

5

4

Information Technology / Computing

5

5

4

L2 Media / GCSE Film Studies

5

5

4

GCSE PE / BTEC L2 Sport

5

5

4

Resistant Materials

5

5

4

Religious Studies

5

5

-

Triple Science – Biology Chemistry and Physics

 

5

4

 

Key Stage 5 - Post 16 Years 12 & 13

Oak Wood Post 16 Centre offers an range of courses within a well resourced, friendly and flexible environment were students achieve both their academic and personal potential.  Emphasis from a dedicated Sixth Form Team is placed upon achieving both academic and all round excellence.  Students are able to flourish in a secure community where they are well known and their individual needs are catered for. We offer a range of qualifications and guide each individual to choose a balanced and challenging combination of courses appropriate to their strengths, interest and ambitions.  The Post 16 support programme is designed to ensure exam success and help students become independent thinkers and learners.  We combine a friendly, inclusive atmosphere with high expectations and high standards of achievement.  Courses are added dependent upon demand.  Courses currently offered are:

A Level & Level 3 Courses

Mathematics

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

Business Studies

Government & Politics

Level 3 Sport

Level 3 Media

Film Studies

Art

Photography

History

 

Vocational Courses

Hairdressing

Construction

  

GCSE Resit

GCSE English & Maths

For more information on our curriculum model, please contact Mr A Lazarevic.