Curriculum

The Academy’s specialism of Science and Applied Learning will permeate the curriculum and provide outstanding opportunities for students to develop their expertise and interest. There will be an emphasis on developing Science through the use of professional guest scientists, laboratory workshops and off site visits.

Applied learning will bring learning to life by making real links to the world of world whatever the subject. Students will develop the flexible skills required by business and industry to equip them for success in their future careers.

Our Academy also specialises in providing outstanding support and guidance for able, gifted and talented students. We spot potential and allow it to flourish.

Curriculum Model 2016-17 and beyond

This model is based on a 25 lesson week with 5 lessons each day: each lesson will be 65 minutes in length. We have an additional enrichment period at the end of each day in which students have the opportunity to participate in a choice of over 100 additional activities ranging from academic intervention and support to horse-riding and Young Enterprise.

It is our expectation that every member of staff offer an enrichment activity once a week. This does not have to be in their own subject area, we find that the best enrichments come from staff who are truly passionate about what they are delivering be that oriental cooking, table-tennis or making jewellery.

Please click on the links below for more detail about each subject’s individual curriculum plan. If you would like to request more information on any aspect of the school’s curriculum then please contact the Associate Vice Principal for Academic Achievement, Mrs K Evans on Evansk@ocacademy.co.uk