Our goal is to provide excellent opportunities in an honest, respectful, positive and purposeful climate for all to achieve excellence, become lifelong learners and responsible, successful, well rounded citizens.
These are not just words, they are the standards that we set ourselves.
Our curriculum has been designed to enable our pupils to develop a broad range of knowledge and skills to enable them to be successful, during their time at OAO, and in their longer term aspirations. The decision to organise the timetable over a two-week cycle has been taken after careful consideration and consultation in order to ensure all students get the opportunity to study a broad, balanced and compelling curriculum. There will be a Week A and a Week B. As a result of the new timetable structure more time has been afforded to English, Maths, Science, Geography, History and Modern Foreign Languages while still being able to offer a broad range of creative and vocational qualifications.
What will this mean for your child?
Students will need to remember
- Lessons may fall on different days during week A and B
- Books and PE kit may need to be brought in on different days of the week
- Students will have more time for some subjects
The attached shows a breakdown of how the time is allotted across each subject for each of the year groups.
Extended Cultural Offer:
The Extended Cultural Offer has been designed and put in place alongside more academic subjects, such as English and Maths to provide students with a variety of skills and experiences that will support them in later years.
The Extended Cultural Offer gives our students opportunities to take part in a range of activities led by both Oasis staff and professionals from outside the Academy.
External providers include; St John’s Ambulance, the ‘outstanding’ graded Oldham Music Service, Debate Mate and Manchester Universities confucius centre.
The activities that have been put into place come under the five headings; Global Citizen; Community Volunteer; Sports Participator; Creative Master and Careers Prep. As a family at Oasis, we believe that these areas will support the students to develop into a well-rounded people, and keep them on a level playing field with young people from more affluent areas,
All Year 7 students have the cultural offer for one hour a week as part of their timetable.
They stay on each unit of work for a full term experiencing three different aspects of the cultural offer from the five headings.
Sports participator activities are available at the academy each evening, as well as volunteering opportunities in partnership with the Oasis Hub team.