To find out what students are studying in their subjects at OBA, please download the latest curriculum booklet below.
Our curriculum is designed to enable our students to achieve their life goals, regardless of starting point, situation or background. We will support and challenge our students so they dare to shine, developing into resilient and respectful young adults. By following our curriculum students will be ready and fully equipped with the personal qualities, skills and knowledge for a happy and successful life full of opportunity.
Our intention is that all students make outstanding progress through a well-planned and sequenced curriculum that removes any potential barrier to learning. At Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy, students will:
Our Curriculum Leaders in each faculty have carefully planned and sequenced a curriculum that builds upon prior learning in the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum. At the start of Year 7 we use SAT and GL Assessments to determine the current knowledge base of our students. Staff use this information to create engaging and appropriate lessons to allow students to continue to make progress. Core skills of literacy and numeracy as well as SMSC, CEIAG and Fundamental British values are embedded in our curriculum from the ground up.
We do not limit the curriculum choices for any of our students. All students receive guidance and are able to freely choose to study all available subjects including the English Baccalaureate (EBacc.)
The academy delivers our curriculum over a one week cycle. There are 25 lessons per week with 5 lessons and one tutorial period each day.
Throughout Year 7 to 9 students are separated into two broadly equal bands, ‘O’ and ‘B’. O-Band has a top set and in B there is a nurture group. In all other groups students are set by prior attainment in mathematics, languages and science and in more mixed groups for humanities, physical education and the creative curriculum.
In Year 7 and 8, we facilitate an extra English class to run our Fresh Start literacy catch up curriculum.
The aim of this approach is to up-skill pupils as much as possible in Key Stage 3 to enable them to close the attainment gap and be as prepared as possible with the demands of Key Stage 4.
In Years 10 and 11, students are placed into two bands of mixed prior attainment, O and B. The banding is used to increase timetabling flexibility to allow the greatest choice of qualification options delivered by subject specialists.
In Years 12 and 13, we offer a wide range of qualifications that allow our students to progress from their studies at KS4. There is a comprehensive range of A levels on offer and a variety of BTEC qualifications as well as opportunity to resist essential qualifications in mathematics and English.
We deliver our personal development and wellbeing curriculum to all years through tutor periods, assemblies and one off events.
We offer extensive extracurricular enrichment each day in which students have the opportunity to engage with academic intervention and support, and to participate in a wide variety of clubs and groups.