Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

The Subjects We Teach

A Traditional Academic Core Curriculum Supplemented By A Rich Vocational Offer

Key Stage 3

Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey offers a traditional core academic curriculum in addition to a rich and varied vocational offer at Key Stage 4. From Year 7 the following subjects are compulsory and taught in line with the National Curriculum: English, Maths, Science, French, History and Geography. This core offer is also enhanced by the following creative subjects; which are also compulsory: Art, Drama, Digital Literacy, Music, Technology, Food and Physical Education. Students also have one lesson a week in General Studies, in which they follow a PSHE and RE curriculum.

Options at Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4 the following subjects are compulsory: English, English Literature, Maths, Double Science, Sport or Dance, General Studies and a Humanities based subject of either: French, History or Geography. Students also have the choice of a further 2 option choices.  Students must choose from the following options: Art & Design, Childs Play and Learning development, Construction, Creative Media, Drama, Hair and Beauty, Health and Social Care, Hospitality and Catering, Music Performance, Motor Vehicles or Travel and Tourism. We ensure there is a rigorous focus on literacy and numeracy so that all children exceed National expectations.  We ensure there is a focus on meaningful assessments in all subject areas so students and parents are consistently aware of attainment, progress and next steps to prepare students for the next stage of learning.

Deciding which subject to study at Key Stage 4 can be a daunting experience and our aim is to help and support students, in consultation with their parents and carers, in making the best decisions so that each individual student follows a pathway suited to their abilities, interests and talents.  

The curriculum is designed to cater for all abilities and we are able to offer flexibility within the timetable to provide many pathways to success.  The academy offers guided choices to ensure our students achieve their full potential. Our Year 9 Option Information booklet provides information on our curriculum offer and option choices for 2022-2023.