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Curriculum

Oakwood is committed to making relevant and challenging provision for all our learners. We create a caring and supportive environment that provides for all our pupils’ abilities and needs.

** PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR CURRICULUM IS CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW AND ARE BEING UPDATED. AS SOON AS CURRICULUM MAPS ARE FINALISED NEW INFORMATION WILL APPEAR HERE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR REQUIRE ANY FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT SCHOOL AND ARRANGE TO SPEAK WITH OUR CURRICULUMS LEADS**

Oakwood’s Curriculum Aims:

  • Provide an ambitious academic curriculum so that students can access a wide range of qualifications that can support and impact on their further education and their employability.

  • To address pupils widest gaps in education by developing basic skills in literacy and numeracy across the curriculum in order to prepare our students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.

  • To ensure that we have a broad and balanced offer for our students to build upon students strengths and interests to inspire them to hold high aspirations for their future

  • To develop our students wider skills and qualities that prepare our students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. These include:

    •Equipping pupils with the knowledge and cultural capital they need to remove barriers to learning and support their future aspirations
    •Support pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
    •Awareness of British values to become well informed and responsible citizens

Oakwood works from a dynamic, modern and engaging curriculum, that responds to the many needs of our pupils. 

At KS3 pupils are set into classes that are based on pupils ability. They follow a differentiated curriculum that promotes achievement in relation to pupils needs. 

During KS4, pupils are given the opportunity to choose the subjects that they would like to study during three option lessons per week. Parents and staff work in conjunction with each other to ensure that pupils choose a range of subjects that are suitable for them. Pupils continue to have a number of lessons in the core subjects every week. Subject teachers are responsible for making sure that pupils work towards a qualification at KS4 that is appropriate for them. These include Entry Level, Key Skills, Foundation and GCSE qualifications. Progress 8 is not applicable for pupils at Oakwood Academy because of their low starting point.

We believe that all children should be provided with the opportunity to reach their full potential. This is dependent on teachers imparting knowledge in an effective, flexible and inclusive manner that inspires all children to learn. Teachers use creativity and imagination to create engaging lessons that capture pupil’s interests.

Staff create very strong relationships with pupils in the school and use their knowledge of the needs of every individual student to plan differentiated lessons that allow all pupils to achieve.

If you would like any other information regarding our school curriculum please contact Mrs Ellis (Deputy Head Teacher) or Mr Jones (Assistant Head Teacher) via the school reception

Oakwood Academy - A Visual Arts, Technology & Sports College

Oakwood Academy, Chatsworth Road,
Ellesmere Park, Eccles, M30 9DY


Tel: 0161 921 2880
Email: enquiries@oakwoodacademy.co.uk

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