Curriculum Vision

At Oaklands we understand our responsibility to develop citizens of the future: a future which will take place in an increasingly interconnected world and where not just knowledge, but also a wide range of skills and good character will be necessary to succeed.  To this end we seek in our curriculum to develop students who are creative, curious and critical learners, students who understand different perspectives and viewpoints - locally, nationally and internationally - and who are increasingly adaptable, resilient and who are able to apply knowledge and experience to different situations and to make decisions about adult life. 

At the heart of this is the strong core of literacy, numeracy, digital literacy and analysis over a broad and balanced range of subject disciplines. In addition we also aim to encourage our students to ask questions, to think critically and develop inquiring minds so they enjoy learning and look forward to it as a life-long and life-changing pursuit. We also understand the importance of appropriate personal development so that students develop into confident individuals who know how to stay safe, understand situations and make sensible decisions in the complex modern world. 

Our curriculum also aims to offer students a rich and rewarding cultural experience both inside and outside the classroom. Such experiences open students’ minds to other cultures, stimulate creativity and imagination and increase students’ confidence in being creative and inventive and in taking risks.

Above all, our curriculum is underpinned by our school vision: Oaklands is a learning community where students are happy, where they are known and respected as individuals; where for each and every child achievement and success should know no barriers. 

We are confident that the curriculum at Oaklands’ will inspire students to work hard, be kind and take opportunities and that they will enter the adult world ready to:  

Work hard by...

  • Being the best in their field
  • Exploring the many options available to them
  • Seeking to learn new knowledge and skills
  • Seeking and acting upon feedback
  • Problem solving
  • Taking on challenges

Be kind by...

  • Working work well as part of a team
  • Demonstrating empathy
  • Making a difference
  • Seeking to understand the opinions of others

Take opportunities by...

  • Developing interests outside the curriculum
  • Improving interpersonal skills
  • Experiencing a world of work
  • Being inspired to pursue their own goals

Oaklands Curriculum Subjects 

  • Art
  • Business KS5 only
  • Drama
  • Economics - KS5 only
  • English
  • Design Technology
  • Food Technology
  • Geography
  • Government & Politics - KS5 only
  • Health and Social Care - KS4 & 5 only
  • History
  • ICT
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Physical Education (PE)
  • Psychology - KS5 only
  • Personal, Social  and  Health Education
  • Religious Studies
  • Science
  • Sociology - KS4 & 5 only