Curriculum

Find out more about what subjects Ormiston SWB Academy offer.

Curriculum

Find out more about what subjects Ormiston SWB Academy offer.

Ormiston SWB Academy endeavours to enable all young people to become:

Successful Learners

Ormiston SWB Academy Students enjoy learning, make progress and achieve.

Confident Individuals

Ormiston SWB Academy Students lead safe, healthy, active and fulfilling lives.

Responsible Citizens

Ormiston SWB Academy Students make a positive contribution to society.

Our Curriculum Intention

Our focus is breadth of curriculum. We want our students to experience and learn new skills and ideas in as many subjects as possible for as long as possible

We want our curriculum to be challenging in its depth and breadth so that it will: 

  • Challenge all students to be the best that they can be 
  • Provide students with knowledge required to be successful 
  • Provide then with the skills to retain and apply knowledge 
  • Equip our students with Character Organisation Resilience Excellence C.O.R.E. values thus developing students who are resilient, lifelong learners
  • Provide deep learning that accelerates our students understanding of the world around them 
  • Equip our students with ambition and aspirations so that they become happy and successful members of society  
  • Enables students have a range of qualifications that facilitate their next steps in their education and career 

In order to achieve this, we have been developing a set of curriculum principles to drive our work with this: 

  • The curriculum must provide a map that directs what knowledge should be taught and when it should be taught. However, this should also allow some flexibility for teachers to respond to the differing needs of their classes.
  • The curriculum must be taught in a coherent and step-by-step sequence that allows for the incremental development of knowledge within each subject/topic.

 

Whole Academy Curriculum Overview

Please use the button below to download our Curriculum Overview for 2019/20. Please note our curriculum is under review and changes may occur. 

*Knowledge Organisers coming soon

English

Our curriculum is aimed at inspiring the love of reading and the written word where students can demonstrate a confident control of Standard English when analysing, crafting, and articulating their ideas in a range of situations.

Mathematics

Our spiral curriculum is aimed at developing a love of and confidence for maths, giving students the tools to apply their mathematical knowledge to solve problems in a range of situations.

History

Our intention is for students to have a broad understanding of both British history and the history of the wider world. The logically sequenced curriculum is taught in a chronological order, presenting a clear narrative over time, which aims to provide students with transferable key skills.

MFL

Our curriculum is aimed at providing opportunities for learners to be able to confidently communicate with native speakers, both verbally and using written language. Learners will have an understanding of the culture in France and the French speaking world.

Media Studies

Our media curriculum aims to enable students to understand how the media and film industries work, developing analytical abilities and teaching new design skills.

Geography

Our spiral curriculum aims to sequence geographical knowledge and skills throughout the Key Stages in order to develop critical geographical thinkers who can analyse and comprehend the challenges in an ever changing world with the goal of building a sustainable future. Our knowledge-rich curriculum and cultural capital aims to develop our learners in a way that supports them in becoming active and successful citizens globally and in their communities.

PE

The PE curriculum equips students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to inspire a love for sports and lifelong physical activity. The curriculum is designed so that students experience a wide and diverse range of physical activities as possible, providing a well-rounded and holistic physical education that leads to expert performers, thinkers and leaders.

Health & Social Care

H&SC equips our students to discover the impact of positive and negative human development and how to critically analyse how these factors affect our day to day lives. Our curriculum enables students to explore academically and practically areas that influence how we develop throughout life stages & in turn raise expectations of how we can live successful and healthy lives now and in our future.

Design & Tech

Our students will understand the impact Design and Technology has had on their lives, their community and the wider world. They will be able to demonstrate their creativity and ingenuity through design. They will be able to explain how their making skills and technical knowledge will impact their lives everyday. They  will be able work independently, be organised and manage themselves effectively. They will be consistently analytical of themselves and others. They will regularly evaluate their successes and failures in a constructive and clear way. They will understand how to progress and how to be prepared.

Science

Our curriculum is designed to create knowledgeable, scientifically literate and technologically capable problem solvers, by fostering a spirit of inquiry that nurtures students’ curiosity of the scientific world. It will provide opportunities for students to apply their scientific skills and knowledge to contemporary issues, whilst making connections between scientific disciplines.

Art

Our curriculum intends to inspire, enthuse and excite students in a creative curriculum, pushing the limitations of self-expression through a variety of different disciplines. Students are provided with a breadth of knowledge and transferable skills that encourage independence, critical thinking and self-confidence in order to develop awareness of the value of art and design in the community and working industry.

Religious Education

Our intention in religious education is to ensure all students are receiving a rigorous, inspiring, spiritual and thoughtful RE curriculum which educates pupils to live in a wider community in which they understand and respect the diverse range of beliefs and practice. The curriculum is designed to introduce students to the overall concept of religion and spirituality, before exploring some key elements to religion such as sources of wisdom and places of worship. This then logically progresses to how religion is expressed in the lives of individuals. This prepares students for KS4 as they move forward to look at two religions in depth, before exploring contemporary ethical themes.   

ICT & Computing

It is our intention to inspire learners to find, explore, analyse and present information in an appropriate and effective. We aim to develop confident and safe digital citizens.

Business Studies

Our curriculum aims to develop academic and practical skills in the subject related industries, creating learners who have the ability and aptitude to be successful beyond education, in the world of work.

Textiles

For more details on the content of the Textiles curriculum in each year group, and how you can support your child’s learning please download our curriculum guide.

Drama

For more details on the content of the Drama curriculum in each year group, and how you can support your child’s learning please download our curriculum guide.

Music

The music curriculum develops students’ musical understanding, listening and performance skills, compositional skills and their ability to evaluate their own and others work.

Sociology

The curriculum is designed to ensure students can develop a broad understanding of how infra structures in society can develop over time and impact on those involved.

Performing Arts

Our curriculum develops students’ confidence, speaking and listening skills and understanding of the world around them.  It also allows for physical expression and use of imagination, developing students’ trust in their creative instinct.

C.O.R.E Curriculum

Ormiston SWB Academy students are expected to demonstrate a vast array of characteristics that will prepare them for future success. Our values clearly signal to staff, students and parents the core values of Character, Organisation, Resilience and Excellence which ensure our Academy is a focused, happy and a safe place to learn and achieve. Our values are supported by our brand new C.O.R.E Futures Programme. This is aimed at giving students the opportunity to have experiences, which deepen knowledge, embed skills and strengthen character. Through Years 7 to 13, students will study and take part in an enrichment programme including visits, courses, events and activities alongside their timetabled lessons.

Downloads

Academy Prospectus

Sixth Form Prospectus

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Enquiries@oswba.co.uk

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