Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Curriculum

It is our belief at Oasis Academy Lister Park that the a strong, varied and challenging curriculum not only opens up the mind of our young people to becoming life-long learners, but creates a culture of excellence throughout the hallways and classrooms.  We offer a knowledge rich curriculum, carved under the National Curriculum guidelines, which is both rigorous and robust, and supplemented by a wide and varied enrichment curriculum.

Throughout their time with us our young people will learn to love some of their subjects more than others, and really get a sense of value and purpose from those they aspire to take forward into further education or work. To that end we want to ensure that they are offered the chance to experience a wide array of subjects and find their passion and talent. Our curriculum currently covers over multiple subjects within the English, STEM, MFL Technology and Humanities umbrellas. Subjects include:

English Literature English Language Mathematics
Biology Chemistry Physics
Urdu French Italian
Art Music Drama
ICT Religious Education History
Geography PSHCE Enterprise
Product Design Food Technology Textiles
Resistent Materials Graphics Physical Education

 

Homework

Here at Oasis Academy Lister Park, we believe that homework is an integral and important part of a child's education. Homework assists students in improving their academic skills and helps in the development of study skills. Homework involves parents/guardians in their child's education and helps them to monitor progress. Homework helps students develop values such as responsibility, independence, time management and perseverance. You can find your homework assignments here.

Marking and feedback

You child will receive regular feedback on their work across their subjects. This may be verbal feedback during lessons, written in their planners as praise for their behaviour or in formal marking in note form. We encourage peer-to-peer feedback too as a means to building positive communication skills, this is something our teachers undergo on a weekly basis also. Continuous feedback can be just as valuable, if not more so, than an overall grade. We want to ensure that our students feel comfortable in the knowledge that they are performing at a certain level, and with encouragement from us - go on to reach their potential. 

Options Process

Here at Oasis Academy Lister Park we are passionate about ensuring our young people are not only given a choice in their future but feel empowered and informed about what their options are. 

At the end of year 8, students are invited to think about their option choices for their GCSEs, and will make their decisions in Year 9. We ensure that our young people are given all the information they need and feel fully informed about the pathways and choices they can make to best suit their passions and talents. 

A Pathway’s evening is held, to which parents and carers are invited to attend with their child and, with plenty of guidance and support from our experienced staff, students are encouraged to select subjects which they both excel at and enjoy.  Course descriptions are provided, as well as forms that should be completed and returned to the Academy detailing the child's preferred subjects.

 

Lesson Planning and Curriculum Overviews

Year 7

In Year 7 our students have the opportunity to learn all core subjects including English, Maths and Science. Students who need additional Support are able to access further lessons in English. All students are then placed on a carousel of language courses, in which they are able to start to learn Urdu, French and Italian. It is important to us that our young minds are actively learning throughout their education, as it is often the memories of involvement and participation that help us to affirm what we are taught. With this in mind Year 7s are placed on a project focused carousel in Art, Music, Drama, ICT, RE, History, Geography, PSHCE, Enterprise and Additional Literacy & Numeracy. Students also recieve an education across the different technologies and are able to complete projects in Product Design, Food Technologoy, Textiles, Resistant Materials and Graphics - setting them up with skills for the future. Our students also recieve regular Physical Education lessons in which they can play a variety of sports. 

Curriculum Overview for Year 7

Years 8 and 9

Continuing their education from Year 7, students in Years 8 and 9 follow the National Curriculum and study English, Maths, Science, Art, Music, Drama, ICT, RE, History, Geography, Technology, PE and PSHCE. Our students are also offered the chance to build on their knowledge of Enterprise and recieve careers education and guidance (CEIAG). Our language offering sees students divided into groups studying French, Urdu, Italian, Learning Development and EAL. 

Curriculum Overview Year 8    Curriculum Overview Year 9

Years 10 and 11

Having made their choices in Year 9, our students have now moved into KS4 and are beginning their all important GCSEs and Awards. Our offerings and examination boards can be found listed below.

English iGCSE and GCSEs in Media, Triple Science, Core Science, French, Urdu, Spanish, Music, Geography, Techologies and Law are AQA.
Maths, Statistics, Art and Design and Human Health and Physiology (Year 11 only) GCSEs, Entry level awards in Maths, and BTEC awards are Edexcel.
Personal Finance - L1 Award is IFS
National Information Communication Technology is OCR
Leisure and Tourism - GCSE is WJE

Curriculum Overview Year 10     Curriculum Overview Year 11

Post 16 - Sixth Form

At KS5 our students are given the opportunity to specialise in the subjects they have found their passions in and wish to pursue further, or they can take their chance to learn a new subject.

We have offerings for AS and A Level qualifications, BTEC subsidiary diplomas and L2 programme courses.

AS and A2 courses in English, Biology, Chemistry, Phsycis, Applied Science, Psychology, Sociology, Product Design, Food Technology and Textiles are all through AQA.

AS and A2 courses in Maths, Art, History and Urdu are through Edexcel - Maths can also be OCR. 

As and A2 levels in Religious Education are through OCR.

All BTEC diplomas are run through the Edexcel examination programme.

The Level 2 programmes we offer are through Edexcel (GCSE Maths), AQA (GCSE English, Extended Projects), OCR (Entrepreneurial and Employability Skills) and IFS level 2 certificates available in Financial Education.