Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Transforming Learning

The aim of our Academy is to be an exceptional education provider, therefore we want to maximise the chances our young minds have through an exhaustive and challenging curriculum.

Please see below for a breakdown year by year of the topics and subjects studied. If you have any further questions about the subjects we offer, please do not hesitate to contact your child's Achievement Leader.

Curriculum Offer

Students at Oasis Academy Lister Park study all of the National Curriculum core subjects. We are able to employ innovative approaches to learning and teaching at the same time as personalising the learning experience for all children. Our teaching staff pride themselves on consistently providing lessons that are engaging, relevant and highly educational.  We endeavour to give the opportunity for every student to make excellent progress as well as developing the independent learning skills they need for the future, such as how to learn independently, how to manage information, how to manage and work with people and how to be good, active citizens.

The curriculum in Key Stage 3 is broad and balanced with a clear focus on the development of skills and talents. In addition to following the National Curriculum core subjects, some parts of the curriculum in Year 7 are built around literacy competencies, enabling students to learn at their own pace.  Students are also given the opportunity to study a range of creative and performance related subjects, enabling us to identify any gifted and talented students, and allowing students to discover and embrace what can become lifelong personal interests and talents. 

With students having selected their pathway in Year 9, most GCSE courses are completed during Years 10 and 11. 

Year 9 Pathways Evening

Students have a voice in mapping their route through the curriculum which includes commencing some GCSE courses in Year 9.  This is an important year for students, and their parents, who will select their KS4 pathway during the spring term.  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.

English Baccalaureate

This route is aimed at students who wish to continue on to further and higher education to undertake A-level and university qualifications.  A full complement of GCSEs is offered to achieve the English Baccalaureate: English; Maths; at least two Sciences; History or Geography; and a Modern Foreign Language.

Students who follow this route are provided with the best possible opportunity to achieve the highest possible grade within the GCSE core subjects of English, Maths and Science.  We supplement the curriculum offer by offering BTEC First Awards in areas which will provide students with the opportunity to follow either an academic or vocational pathway in the future.  

16-19 Qualifications

All our 16-19 qualifications at Post 16 include one or more academic, applied or vocational qualifications that stretch the student and link clearly to training, employment or higher education, or work preparation. Any students who attend the academy at Post 16 and do not have GCSE A*-C in maths or English work towards the achievement of these qualifications as part of their programme.  The 16-19 qualifications also allow for meaningful work experience (related to the vocational area) or other non-qualification activity to develop students’ personal skills which prepare them for employment, training or higher/further education. 

All our curriculum pathways for 16-19 focus on maximising progression to the next stage of education, employment or an apprenticeship. 

Intervention

In order to fulfil their potential at KS4, students are provided with a number of extension opportunities aimed at maximising their achievement, securing success not only in their GCSE courses but also opportunities for Further and Higher Education.  After school sessions are offered throughout the academic year for all subjects and via Pix-L intervention in the Core subjects.

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. To view our homework plans for this year, please click here.

Preparing students for life in Modern Britain

Fundamental British values are notably, understanding the value and importance of democracy, rule of law, respect for individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs. Our curriculum is broad and balanced and prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life in Modern Britain.

We actively promote fundamental British values, promote pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and we have a balanced approach to the teaching of R.E. Pupils engage in extra-curricular activity and volunteer in the local community. A clear programme of SMSC which provides guidance on right and wrong is attached here.