All of the pupils leaving Osborne school will:
► Have maximised their full potential.
► Be as independent as possible.
► Have a range of nationally recognised
► Have reached appropriate levels in literacy and numeracy.
► Gain independent thinking and learning skills that can be transferred to adult life.
► Be confident and self assured.
► Have good communication skills.
► Be creative and able to manage change.
► Be able to work as individuals and in a team.
► Be aware of the importance of a healthy lifestyle and be able to make healthy choices.
►Support the values of the school and the local
► Respect other cultures, religions and genders.
► Be proud of their achievements.
Osborne’s curriculum aims:
- To provide a dynamic model of curriculum delivery that will meet the diverse and changing needs of our learners.
- To devise an inclusive curriculum that is led by the needs of the students.
- To ensure learning is cohesive, cross-curricular,
creative, age-appropriate and fun.
- To set suitable learning challenges.
- To maximise opportunities for pupils to develop age appropriate and relevant skills.
- To provide varied and appropriate accreditation.
The KS3 curriculum gives pupils in years 7,8 and 9 a broad, yet balanced curriculum. It introduces cross curricular programmes of study e.g. “How Does it Work?” incorporating D&T and Textiles, “Where are We Going, Where do We Come From”, Humanities and Foreign Languages and “Let’s Get Creative” mixing Art and Creativity. This shows a greater focus on how these subjects relate to one another and the links between them. The PDL and citizenship curriculum gives pupils the opportunity to develop their social, communication and life skills to a greater degree and ensure that we are preparing our pupils for the next stages in education and life. Pupils will also receive 2 hours of physical education per week as well as subject specific ICT, Science, Music and Food Technology lessons.
Pupils will also have “options” on a Friday afternoon where they can choose a subject of interest. Thus, introducing them to the concept of making informed choices for the future. These will be available for choosing in the Autumn term and change at the end of each term. (3 choices over 1 Academic Year). The Key Stage 3 curriculum naturally progresses into the Key Stage 4 curriculum.
The KS4 curriculum shows a natural progression from Key Stage 3 and is designed to incorporate the core subjects as well as allow pupils to follow lines of study of their choice through an
options programme. This not only gives the pupils an informed choice, but also allows for pupils to excel in those areas that they find of most interest. The option choices are very similar to those in mainstream and gives a good balance through years 10 and 11.
We also offer GCSE Art and more recently have added GCSE
English and Maths to our curriculum. We make sure that a full range of accreditation is available depending on individual pupils needs.
Pupils will continue to develop their links with Colleges and in year 11 have college placement every Friday morning. The school also has a wide selection of vocational learning on offer – These include; vehicle maintenance (mechanics), construction, Cookery/Catering and horticulture.
Is Years 10 and 11 – pupils have the opportunity, through the options process, to choose a ‘vocational’ line of study.
What is Vocational Learning?
Our vocational learning programme is in place to support our pupils developing workplace experience with qualifications. Functional skills, personal learning and thinking skills are all embedded within the programme.
Who is Vocational Learning for?
The programme supports many different types of learners particularly those seeking to combine school with an opportunity to gain workplace skills and experience. The vocational programme is tailored to suit their needs and requirements.
What is covered?
There are currently 3 lines of study for our Vocational Learning. These are:
- Cookery and Catering