The central philosophy on which the curriculum of Oldfield School is based is that all students are of equal worth and that each has an entitlement to a properly planned and delivered education that is broad, balanced, relevant, coherent and differentiated.

Details of specific subject curriculum content can be found in the relevant faculty area, however, in general terms, the Oldfield curriculum is as follows:

Years 7, 8 and 9

In Years 7, 8 and 9, all students follow courses in:

*from 2015, Spanish will be taught in Years 7 to 9) and the majority of students in Years 8 and 9 will also take French

Years 10 and 11

In Years 10 and 11 students follow a core curriculum in:

In addition to these core subjects students are able to choose three further courses from a list similar to:

The school day consists of five one hour lessons.

All students are entered for public examinations; a full policy document on examinations is available from the school.

Oldfield School is anxious to keep parents fully informed of curriculum developments. From time to time meetings and workshops are arranged to demonstrate changes in teaching and learning styles. Curriculum details with the current range of option choices are available on application.

Teaching and Learning

The curriculum is delivered through 6 faculties. These are: Art, Technology and Music; Communications (English, Drama and Modern Foreign Languages); Humanities (Geography, History, Religious Studies, Sociology and Psychology); Mathematics, Computing, ICT and Business Studies; Science; and Sport (PE and Dance). Each faculty is led by an experienced teacher. The Heads of Faculties are always pleased to meet parents by appointment or to answer queries by telephone when teaching commitments allow.

Homework is an integral part of the teaching and learning process. This work appropriate to the age, ability and needs of individual students, is a vital part of their education. Not only does it extend studies undertaken in school but it teaches self-discipline and a sense of responsibility.

The school has developed a careful procedure for the involvement of parents in the monitoring of homework.

On entering the school, students in Year 7 are placed in mixed ability tutor groups.

More Information

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