Curriculum

The curriculum at Oathall aims to ensure that all students have a broad and balanced curriculum.  At the heart of our curriculum we aim to ensure that we:

  • challenge and motivate students to achieve their very best
  • encourage and support students personal and social development
  • develop an appetite for lifelong learning
  • develop students’ moral sense, spiritual dimension, critical judgement and capacity for philosophical thought
  • give equal access and opportunity for all
  • ensure differentiation, progression and continuity
  • encourage partnership between home, school and the wider community

The academic curriculum is complemented by an extensive extra curricular programme.

All Key Stage 3 students follow the national curriculum and therefore study the following subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Religious Education
  • Modern Foreign Languages (French, German, Spanish)
  • PSE (Personal and Social Development)
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Physical Education
  • Design Technology
  • ICT
  • Art

At Key Stage 4 the curriculum is designed to be broad and balanced and to provide differentiated pathways that lead to success and qualifications for all students.  Full detailed information is provided for students and parents in Year 9.

All students follow a core curriculum:

  • English Language
  • English Literature/media
  • Mathematics
  • Science (GCSE Physics, Chemistry and Biology can be studied separately through the Triple Science Course)
  • Physical Education which may include short course GCSE, Junior Sports Leadership Award, Dance Leaders Award
  • Religious, Personal, Social Development
  • ICT
  • A Modern Foreign Language (French, German or Spanish) will be studied to GCSE or NVQ Levels 1/2 by most students

Students are also able to choose from a range of option subjects that are appropriate to their individual abilities, skills and interests including:

  • Further Maths
  • History
  • Geography
  • Religious Education
  • A second Modern Foreign Language
  • Art
  • Photography
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Physical Education GCSE
  • Dance
  • Design Technology
  • AS Critical Thinking
  • Computing
  • PSE