It is our belief at Oasis Academy Enfield that the a strong, varied and challenging curriculum not only opens up the mind 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.
Our intent is to develop and empower every student to live the Enfield Way, we want all our student to LEARN: Lead, Excel, Aspire, Resilient, Nurture. We are passionate that all our students will receive the best possible education through a curriculum which:
- Teaches them to become the leaders of tomorrow who have freedom of choice throughout their lives
- Ensures they excel in all aspects of their lives
- Is challenging, engaging and aspirational
- Creates resilient members of society
- Equips our students to be successful, nurturing, global citizens
At KS3 all aspects of LEARN are introduced, delivered and assessed through a wide variety of extracurricular provision, SMSC and extensive careers advice. Students also have access to a broad, engaging and intellectually stimulating academic curricula up to and including year 9.
At KS4 all aspects of LEARN are further explored and assessed though our intellectually challenging and rich curricula offer, which open up a wide a variety of personalised career pathways. Students continue to have access to and enjoy our extensive SMSC and extra curricula provision.
At KS5 all aspects of LEARN are embedded and sustained through a wide variety of credible and highly valued academic and vocational courses accompanied by more focused, incisive careers advice and opportunities. Students are encouraged to broaden their range of extracurricular activities to prepare them with the qualities and competencies to be successful in the next stage of their lives.
By creating and providing this unique curricula provision we endeavour to develop positive mental wellbeing, break down barriers, address inequalities and drive social mobility.
Year 7 - 13 Curriculum
Within secondary, students are taught a broad and balanced curriculum which includes;
- Business, Economics and Finance
- Design and Technology
- Food Technology
- Health and Social Care
- Modern Foreign Languages
- Physical Education
Our curriculum intent at Oasis Enfield is to empower pupils to become critical, analytical, reflective and independent thinkers who display tolerance and respect for the opinions of others. We want our students to gain confidence in reading, writing, speaking and listening. We want them to have the courage of their convictions and to enable them to express those convictions with pride and confidence. Above all, we want them to become confident Leaders, Excel in themselves, Aspire to be the best, cultivate Resilience and to Nurture their talents (LEARN).
Art and Design lessons at Oasis Academy Enfield provides every child with a creative experience, providing students with a variety of media with which to experiment and express them.
The balanced programme of study that we deliver enables students to make sense of the world they live in and make them aware of the richness and diversity of society, both today and in other times and cultures.
Every student should achieve their potential through knowledge, skills and understanding of their work. We aim to stretch students of all abilities. Our aim is to spark an interest in the enjoyment of Art, and then to nurture and develop it through the time the pupils and students spend with us. We aim to build on the skills they have already developed, providing them with structured activities to stimulate new ideas and techniques. They will be given the opportunity for increasing independence.
Each student will be provided with a caring, supportive environment where they can consider, think and create their artistic talents, achieving their own personal best work, whatever their ability, and be able to celebrate what they have achieved.
While we are developing their technical, aesthetic and perceptual skills, each student will also be growing in their individual spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Each will be improving their perception of the world. Key skills will be addressed and students will be given opportunities to develop their communication, ICT and problem solving capabilities at both BTEC and A Level.
Our intent is to develop critical thinkers that are well equipped with business knowledge to compete in the wider working world. We are passionate that students need to be able to apply their classroom learning in everyday life post Oasis, which aligns beliefs with the ENFIELD way of leading, excelling, aspiring, nurturing and resilience. Our curriculum prepares well rounded learners who are financially literate and aspiring leaders of the future.
Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject that encourages students to Learn to think and intervene creatively to solve problems, both as individuals and as members of a team. At Oasis Enfield Academy, we encourage students to use their creativity and high order thinking skills, to design and manufacture products to the highest degree that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts and challenge them.
We ensure links to designs and designers throughout history and everything we do has a real world context which is relevant, this provides opportunities for our students to critically reflect upon and evaluate their designs and products.
We aim to, wherever possible, link work to other disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. This gives the learning purpose and relevance to the students and allows them to transfer skills.
The drama curriculum is designed to allow students to excel in their Drama and Theatre skills. We believe that students deserve a broad and ambitious Drama curriculum rich in subject knowledge, performance skills, professional plays, devising stimuli, current events and theatrical conventions.
The curriculum encourages students to lead each other as directors, playwrights and actors as well as become creative, imaginative and independent thinkers. Students will develop their teamwork, resilience, patience, nurturing and appreciation for their own work and that of others; always demonstrating respect and empathy.
The curriculum aims to allow students to find a love for Theatre as a whole, while also enabling students to develop skills that will prepare students to achieve their future aspirations.
Ethics/RE has a significant role for the development of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. It promotes respect and open-mindedness towards others with different faiths and beliefs and encourages pupils to develop their sense of identity and belonging through self-awareness and reflection. The principle aim of Ethics is to engage pupils in an enquiry approach where they can develop an understanding and appreciation for the expression of beliefs, cultural practices and influence of principle religions and worldviews in the local, national and wider global community.
As a subject in the wider curriculum it is to engage, inspire, encourage and challenge students by equipping them with the knowledge and skills to respond to questions of ultimate concern and in so doing develop higher thinking abilities. Students will be primed to study and interrogate the curriculum content using their personal insight and experience and become leaders in their own right through expression of thought.
Food Technology is an inspiring, engaging and practical subject that encourages students to Learn to think and about the health and safety in regards to Food preparation, hygiene and health benefits.
At Oasis Enfield Academy, we encourage students to use their creativity and flair. We ensure links to chefs and food hygienists/scientists throughout the globe. Students study and investigate nutritional values, healthy eating and the role play of EHO (Environmental Health Officer).
The Geography curriculum intent is to develop the knowledge and skills students need for their GCSE, as well as to help shape them to become successful, aspirational, informed and compassionate global citizens as they gain a better understanding of the world around them. Our aim is to encourage students to be open minded and be able to form opinions and arguments to play a lead role in making positive change thus making the world a better place for their future.
In KS3, students examine physical and human topics which allow students to develop skills, such as analytical skills which will enable them to make a smooth transition into KS4 and excel in further education.
In KS4, we focus on key evaluative skills as these are important when tackling 6 and 9 mark exam questions which are practiced every lesson.
Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster students’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.
The national curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:
- understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
- speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation
- can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
- discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied
Grammar and vocabulary:
- identify and use tenses or other structures which convey the present, past, and future as appropriate to the language being studied
- use and manipulate a variety of key grammatical structures and patterns, including voices and moods, as appropriate
- develop and use a wide-ranging and deepening vocabulary that goes beyond their immediate needs and interests, allowing them to give and justify opinions and take part in discussion about wider issues
- use accurate grammar, spelling and punctuation
- listen to a variety of forms of spoken language to obtain information and respond appropriately
- transcribe words and short sentences that they hear with increasing accuracy
- initiate and develop conversations, coping with unfamiliar language and unexpected responses, making use of important social conventions such as formal modes of address
- express and develop ideas clearly and with increasing accuracy, both orally and in writing
- speak coherently and confidently, with increasingly accurate pronunciation and intonation
- read and show comprehension of original and adapted materials from a range of different sources, understanding the purpose, important ideas and details, and provide an accurate English translation of short, suitable material
- read literary texts in the language [such as stories, songs, poems and letters], to stimulate ideas, develop creative expression and expand understanding of the language and culture
Through studying a GCSE in a modern foreign language, students should develop their ability and ambition to communicate with native speakers in speech and writing. The study of a modern foreign language at GCSE should also broaden students’ horizons and encourage them to step beyond familiar cultural boundaries and develop new ways of seeing the world.
GCSE MFL courses should enable students to:
- develop their ability to communicate confidently and coherently with native speakers in speech and writing, conveying what they want to say with increasing accuracy
- express and develop thoughts and ideas spontaneously and fluently
- listen to and understand clearly articulated, standard speech at near normal speed
- deepen their knowledge about how language works and enrich their vocabulary in order for them to increase their independent use and understanding of extended language in a wide range of contexts
- acquire new knowledge, skills and ways of thinking through the ability to understand and respond to a rich range of authentic spoken and written material, adapted and abridged, as appropriate, including literary texts
- develop awareness and understanding of the culture and identity of the countries and communities where the language is spoken
- be encouraged to make appropriate links to other areas of the curriculum to enable bilingual and deeper learning, where the language may become a medium for constructing and applying knowledge
- develop language learning skills both for immediate use and to prepare them for further language study and use in school, higher education or in employment
- develop language strategies, including repair strategies
GCSE Spanish/French/ Turkish helps you explore a wide range of topics, from celebrations and festivals, through getting by as a tourist in France/Spain/ Turkey to international campaigns and events. You will learn about Spanish/French culture through a range of interesting topics which will add to your understanding of the languages and countries.
People with language skills and knowledge usually have an advantage over people without them. They stand out as talented and successful people, with broad and exciting horizons. Taking GCSE Spanish or French means you will:
- add an extra dimension to your personal skills profile which will impress anyone who reads your CV
- be in a stronger position to get a job in companies with international links or improve employability if you would like to work abroad
- be able to work or study in a Spanish or French-speaking country in later life
- be able to study AS and A level Spanish and French courses to further your knowledge of the languages and cultures