At Ormiston Denes Academy, we are passionate about ensuring students leave us having fulfilled their potential in a broad range of subjects and have the opportunity to succeed at the highest level. As such, the curriculum we offer gives the balance of a wide curriculum base in Year 7, 8 and 9 before allowing students to specialise in the subjects they enjoy the most in Year 10. PSHE, RE and PE are ingrained throughout the curriculum. We aim that all aspects of our school life inspire students to have aspirations and be ambitious. We enhance our student’s life choices and create social justice by ensuring our curriculum is designed for all students to have rigorous academic challenges, whilst enabling all our students to make positive life choices so they are healthy, polite and respectful.
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|Modern Foreign Languages||2||2||2|
|Technology/ ICT/ Catering/ Art||1||1||1|
At Ormiston Academies Trust the purpose of the curriculum is based on our purpose as a Trust:
We have developed a curriculum statement and set of principles in collaboration with our schools, to ensure it meets the needs and requirements of our teachers and students. Our view of the curriculum is that:
Download the OAT Curriculum Statement below:
There has been a great deal of publicity recently about the changes to the National Curriculum, and GCSE courses in particular. A summary of these changes can be found here.
The EBacc is a measure of success in a range of academic subjects. To meet the EBacc measure, in addition to English, mathematics and two sciences, students need to pass geography or history and a language. Meeting these criteria does not gain students an additional qualification as such, therefore there is no requirement to take this exact selection of subjects. However, success in the EBacc subjects has been linked to a wider range of options at university for academic students.