Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Curriculum

It is our belief at Oasis Academy Sholing that a strong, varied and challenging curriculum not only opens up the minds 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 range of subjects to find their passion and talent. Our curriculum currently covers over 20 different subjects within the English, STEM, MFL, Technology, Creative Arts and Humanities umbrellas. Subjects include but are not limited to:

  • Mathematics
  • English (Literature and Language)
  • Biology 
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • French
  • Spanish
  • History
  • Geography
  • PE
  • Computer Science
  • PSHE
  • Religious Studies
  • Textiles
  • Food Preparation & Nutrition
  • Resistant Materials
  • Music
  • Art
  • Drama
  • iFuture
  • Health & Social Care
  • Media Studies
  • Creative iMedia
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Graphics

Find out more about each year group

Year 7

On transfer to Oasis Academy Sholing students are placed into ability bands for the core subjects based on their KS2 SAT results and information received from their feeder school.  Throughout Years 7 and 8 students study a core curriculum consisting of English, mathematics, science, history, geography, religious studies, a modern foreign language (French or Spanish), art, drama, music, technology, PSHE, PE and computing.

The Year group are randomly split up into an S and T half and are allocated to tutor groups which are sorted by the Head of Year. Students have the opportunity to express a preference between studying French or Spanish. 

We operate a 2 week timetable so the hours shown are per fortnight:

Subjects

Hours

Mathematics

8

English

10

Science

8

French or Spanish

4

History

3

Geography

3

PE

3

Technology

4

PSHE

1

Religious Studies

2

Art

2

Music

1

Drama

1

 

 

Technology is taught as a roundabout subject involving resistant materials, textiles, computing and food.

Year 8

Throughout years 7 and 8 students study a core curriculum consisting of English, mathematics, science, history, geography, religious studies, a modern foreign language (French or Spanish), art, drama, music, technology, PSHE, PE and computing.

Subjects

Hours

Mathematics

6

English

6

Science

6

French or Spanish

4

History

4

Geography

4

PE

4

Computing

3

Religious Studies

3

Technology

3

Music

2

Art

2

Drama

PSHE

2

1

 

In Year 8, students have the opportunity to select up to 4 option subjects as part of their key stage 4 curriculum. They will all continue to study Mathematics, English, Science, Core PE and iFutures (PSHE and RS).

Year 9

Students follow a core curriculum of English, maths, science, core PE and iFuture (PSHE and RS). Students also study up to 4 option subjects, each with an allocated 5 hours of lesson time per fortnight.  The more able scientists are able to study the separate sciences of physics, chemistry and biology.

Core Subjects

Hours

Mathematics

8

English

8

Science

9

iFuture

2

Core PE

3

Option subjects available include:

  • Art
  • Drama
  • BTEC Music 
  • French
  • Spanish
  • History
  • Geography
  • BTEC Travel & Tourism
  • Religious Studies
  • Media Studies
  • BTEC Health & Social Care
  • BTEC Sport
  • Resistant Materials
  • Design & Technology: Textiles
  • Design & Technology: Timbers
  • Food Preparation and Nutrition
  • Computer Science
  • Creative iMedia

 

Year 10

Students follow a core curriculum of English, maths, science, core PE and iFuture. Students also study up to 4 other option subjects, each with an allocated 5 hours of lesson time per fortnight.  The more able scientists are able to study the separate sciences of physics, chemistry and biology.

Subjects

Hours

Mathematics

8

English Language and Literature

8

Science (Combined or Triple)

9

iFuture

2

Core PE

3

Option subjects available include:

  • Art
  • Drama
  • BTEC Music 
  • French
  • Spanish
  • History
  • Geography
  • BTEC Travel & Tourism
  • Religious Studies
  • Media Studies
  • BTEC Health & Social Care
  • BTEC Sport
  • Resistant Materials
  • Design & Technology: Textiles
  • Design & Technology: Timbers
  • Food Preparation and Nutrition
  • Computer Science
  • Creative iMedia

Year 11

Students follow a core curriculum of English, maths, science, core PE and iFuture.  Students also study up to 4 other option subjects, each with an allocated 5 hours of lesson time per fortnight.  The more able scientists are able to study the separate sciences of physics, chemistry and biology.

Subjects

Hours

Mathematics

8

English Language and Literature

8

Science (Combined or Triple)

9

iFuture

2

Core PE

3

 

Option subjects available include:

  • Art
  • Drama
  • BTEC Music 
  • French
  • Spanish
  • History
  • Geography
  • BTEC Travel & Tourism
  • Religious Studies
  • Media Studies
  • BTEC Health & Social Care
  • BTEC Sport
  • Resistant Materials
  • Design & Technology: Textiles
  • Design & Technology: Timbers
  • Food Preparation and Nutrition
  • Computer Science
  • Creative iMedia

Find out more about what is taught in each of our subjects by exploring our subject guides below!

Art

Computing

Drama

English

French

Geography

Health & Social Care

History

Hospitality

Mathematics

Media Studies

Music

PE

Religious Education

Science

Spanish

Technology