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The school teaches the National Curriculum, broken down into small increments of learning from which we can measure progress. In the Sixth Form, all learning is linked to externally validated modules recognised by colleges and employers.

Students are able to follow examination and accredited courses in Art, English, Maths, Science, Music and vocational/Independence skills through ASDAN (Award Scheme Development & Accreditation Network) and AQA modules in Key Stage 3 and 4.

Personal Development also forms a significant part of the curriculum at Oaktree and alongside academic targets we also set targets for social and emotional development. As our students get older we spend an increasing amount of curriculum time on learning the skills of being independent.

All pupils learn about the outside world and are introduced to the idea of jobs and careers as early as possible.  As they progress, they learn more about life in the community through visits and our outward-bound curriculum; through  courses which prepare pupils for life in terms of Citizenship, Health Education and Careers Guidance. 

Older students are taught about careers, and the Careers Advisor is a regular visitor to the school, offering advice and guidance on post-school placements (Youth Training, Further Education and employment) and support to students as they leave school. Some classes can follow a highly successful Enterprise curriculum, as well as gaining valuable experience of gardening on site in the Poly tunnels and Environmental area.

English and Maths Homework is set regularly and is dependent on the needs of the students as determined by the class/subject teachers.

Assemblies are held weekly. They may be thematic, general, topical or designed to award the students for their achievements. They provide opportunity to reflect and praise.  Religious Education is also taught to all classes. 


To learn more about the subjects we study, please select one of them on the right.