Oakwood Community School
We always have a goal of returning pupils to mainstream education wherever possible, so we ally our own learning closely to the national curriculum. Across all stages of the Curriculum we place strong emphasis on the benefits of practical experience as well as classroom learning and, in particular, on the hugely positive impact that Outdoor Learning can have on a child’s development.
Key Stage 2 Curriculum – Ages 8 to 11
- Numeracy and Literacy are taught every day. Pupils are assessed when they enter the School so that work can be tailored to their individual academic level, ensuring that each child makes the best progress possible for them.
- Physical education forms an important part of the Curriculum and there will be a variety of active lessons with both individual and team activities.
- Students will also be taught History, Geography, ICT, Science, Music, Arts and Crafts such as Woodworking.
Key Stage 3 Curriculum – Ages 11 to 14
- Core Numeracy and Literacy skills continue to be developed and English is taught as a stand-alone subject.
- There is greater emphasis on specific subject lessons including English, History, Geography, Science, ICT, Food Technology, Arts and Music.
- Physical education and outdoor activities remain a core part of the Curriculum.
Key Stage 4 Curriculum – Ages 14 to 16
- Subject teaching is geared towards achieving success at GCSE level.
- There is also strong emphasis on personal development and employability skills
- Teaching towards gaining vocational qualifications is offered
- Outside the classroom the school continues to offer a wide range of Sport and Active Leisure opportunities
‘Pupils behave well in lessons because of the effective support that they receive from both teachers and other adults in the room to engage in their learning.’