Ossett Academy has established a curriculum that provides a deep learning experience for all students, providing them with the skills and competences for lifelong learning. The academy aims to provide a curriculum that:
1. Shows due regard for statutory and entitlement elements of the nationally prescribed curriculum.
2. Is tailored to the individual needs of students, providing opportunities for fast-tracking or consolidation of skills.
3. Enables all students to become successful learners with transferable skills, who:
- Have the essential learning skills of literacy, numeracy, and information and communication technology.
- Are creative and resourceful and are able to identify and solve problems.
- Have enquiring minds and think for themselves to process information, reason, question and evaluate.
- Understand how they learn and how to learn from their mistakes.
- Are able to learn independently and with others.
- Have a sense of self-worth and personal identity.
- Have secure values and beliefs and have principles to distinguish right from wrong.
- Make healthy lifestyles choices.
- Are physically competent and confident.
- Take managed risks and stay safe.
- Recognise their talents and have ambitions.
- Have an understanding and empathy of other cultures and British Values.
4. Allows for personalisation and choice within a structured support system of Information, Advice and Guidance at Key Stage 4 and 5.
5. Maximises opportunities for success and personalisation by providing a choice of flexible pathways and choice within each pathway at Key Stage 4 and 5.
6. Provides opportunities for students to learn beyond the boundaries of individual subjects and the confines of the classroom.
Key Stage 3:
- Prior data and information from primary schools are used to place students into two populations of comparable ability on entry to the academy.
- Students are taught in sets or mixed ability groups, within each population.
- All students follow the statutory national curriculum subjects and programmes of study, plus others that enhance their experiences.
- There are opportunities for students to receive extra support/consolidation or extension activities.
- All students study a traditional curriculum, which includes: Art, Drama, English, Geography, History, ICT, Life (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education and Religious Studies), Maths, a Modern Foreign Language, Music, PE, Science and Technology.
Key Stage 4:
- At KS4 a number of accredited qualifications at Entry Level, GCSE and BTEC are available.
- Students are able to choose a number of option subjects alongside their core subjects of Maths, English Language, English Literature and Science (Trilogy or Separate Sciences – Biology, Chemistry and Physics).