Oasis Academy Wintringham combines the highest standards of teaching & learning alongside our 7 curriculum principles which are flexible and reflect the needs of all our students. Our KS3 curriculum programme provides broad curriculum coverage for all students, enabling progression onto a range of certificated courses at the end of Year 9.
We are proud of the fact that we focus a significant proportion of our curriculum time on English and Mathematics to ensure students have the core numeracy and literacy skills to help access other curriculum areas. Within English, there is a big focus on literacy and reading with all students undertaking at least one hour of focused reading per week.
We also have a key focus on Science, History, Geography and a Modern Foreign Language, to lay the foundation for future GCSE study within these core Ebacc academic areas. We have increased the amount of time studying a Modern Foreign Language to help students, if they wish, become more immersed within language learning.
At the end of Year 9, students will continue to study a core curriculum, as well as choosing 3 additional options for study into Key Stage 4 (See Curriculum/Year Groups/Year 9 Transition Year).
Students receive 25 hours of teaching each week - 25 x 1 hour lessons. The total learning time each day is 5 hours 20 minutes, consisting of 5 hours teaching time and 20 minutes assembly/tutor period.
Our Curriculum principles are:
- Vertical Integration
- Relevance & Appropriateness
- Coherence & Rigour
- Challenge & Enjoyment
- Personalisation & Choice
- Breadth/Depth & Balance
- Progression – University Ready
The Department for Education (DfE) continue to adapt qualifications and those deemed appropriate for students on a regular basis. Therefore, it is vital that our students are offered the broadest range of subjects from the Government’s approved list to ensure that they can compete in the wider world once they have left Oasis Academy Wintringham.
Our curriculum design reflects the needs of all our students and enables every individual to progress and achieve their personal best.
For further information or enquiries regarding Curriculum please contact Craig.Monaghan@oasiswintringham.org