Phase 2 Curriculum
Our curriculum is designed to empower every student to live The Hadley Way, facing every challenge with the confidence to care, aspire, achieve and endeavour.
The Hadley Curriculum is designed to create an aspirational programme of learning for all students from Early Years to Sixth Form, as well as to enrich the lives of students, both in and out of the classroom.
Our intent: to empower every student to live The Hadley Way, facing every challenge with courage, aspiration, responsibility, co-operation, independence and resilience
- Our curriculum is broad and dynamic and always prepares students for their next stage of learning and life in the 21st Century.
- Our curriculum is rooted in a commitment to the Nine Oasis Habits and the promotion of these habits as the basis for learning and character development.
- We make a comprehensive fundamental offering as part of the Oasis One Plan.
- Attitudes to Learning and RICRAC Characteristics are integral to The Hadley Way
- We create exciting and purposeful opportunities for our students
- We expect all our students to have high aspirations for their own academic achievement.
- We cultivate a rich source of cultural capital through experiences both in the academy and throughout the wider community to address social and economic challenges in the local area.
- Our curriculum is responsive to the needs, concerns and interests of our learners and prepares in the community.
- We put the development of Character at the heart of our curriculum, ensuring that every student builds a broad range of personal and social skills that enable learning, growth, and participation as active citizens.
- We provide first class career education, including interactions with employers, work experience and advice from experts.
- Our pedagogical approaches are driven by the Hadley Steps to Excellence to ensure consistently high-quality lessons.
- Our Horizons project provides opportunities for online learning, sharing and feedback for rapid progress.
Cultural Capital is the wealth of knowledge, skills, experiences, memories, and ideas that a student brings with them from outside our academy and develops along the way.
By having access to opportunities to try new things, meet new people and explore more culture, students build their cultural capital slowly over time, like money in a savings bank. They do this by engaging with art, performance, literature, ideas, and achievements. They get familiar with “the best which has been thought and said” in every area of learning.
We develop their bank of experiences by ensuring all our students get to visit museums, art galleries, sports fixtures, music performances and celebratory events. Our students will get to visit places of worship to see how other cultures differ from their own and build respect and tolerance for others. They learn to play and instrument and take part in performances. They learn to use an electronic device to research and explore every subject and keep track of their learning, through the Horizons project.
We make international travel possible for our students through trips that are subsidised and paid for through long-term instalments. We teach languages and independence skills that prepare students for life at university and in professional jobs.
But we also value the diverse, colourful tapestry of our own neighbourhood and the learning community here at Hadley. Our student’s families come from all around the country and the world and often they have come to London in search of a world-class education. We value that sense of endeavour and aspiration and the cultural richness that our students bring to Hadley which enhances all our learning.
We invite you to find out more about the subjects taught at OA Hadley by clicking on the panels below. If you have any questions about the curriculum please get in touch with us via the academy office.
Within Phase 2, students are taught a broad and balanced curriculum which includes;
- Business, Economics and Finance
- Design and Technology
- Health and Social Care
- Modern Foreign Languages
- Philosophy and Ethics
- Physical Education
Business and Enterprise is an aspiring, rigorous and project based subject. The course is designed for students, to achieve an introduction to business and enterprise, whereby, it includes a vocational and a project-based element. In addition, the course empower students with skills, knowledge and understanding of the applied study of good business and enterprise practices and an understanding of working in the sector.
In addition, the Business and Enterprise activity affects the daily lives of all people, as they work, spend, save, invest and travel. The course therefore, also prepare the students to engage in business activity with confidence and competence, thus understanding how Business and Enterprise function and the role it plays in society. Through the evaluation of the past and present NCFE Business and enterprise, the students will develop specific skill such communication, interpersonal skills, marketing, mathematical and problem solving skills. NCFE Business and Enterprise makes an essential contribution, to the understanding of the world of work and encourages students to think about how and why people start in business.
At Oasis Academy Hadley, we are offering a board range of different styles in Dance including Contemporary, Jazz, Street and many more. We focus on confidence and how to express yourself through movement. We help to seek progress through a range of dynamics and creativity, Dance offers a history insight to famous practitioners who have made Dance what it is today. Engaging in the theory elements of dance, looking at how dance has evolved over the years and how we can create chorography through a stimulus.
Purpose of study Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, students design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Students learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.
At Oasis Academy Enfield and Hadley the Drama curriculum is designed to allow students to gain a detailed knowledge of Drama and Theatre. We believe that students deserve a broad and ambitious Drama curriculum, rich in skills and knowledge, as well as developing links between Drama and other subjects, including English, Citizenship and History. They will also learn about different aspects of Drama and Theatre with units based around plays, current affair, and theatrical techniques. The curriculum will encourage students to become creative, imaginative, confident and independent thinkers, who will be able to create original work as well as critically analysing professional and non-professional plays and performances. Students will have an appreciation of their own work and that of others, always demonstrating respect and empathy. It also aims to foster a love of Performing Arts as a whole, whilst also using Drama as a tool to enable students to develop key skills that will prepare them for their future.
The media curriculum upskills students in critical and analytical skills to improve their digital and media literacy. Students become proficient in technical, design and process skills and can project manage a media product throughout the cycle of production. Students develop their cultural capital through exposure to a broad range of media and explore their own creative skills. Students become more informed, critical and shrewd consumers and producers of 21st century media.
To nurture active citizens and encourage students to become confident, conscientious participants in the community through Personal, Social Health education and to encourage students to engage with philosophical, moral, ethical and civil debates. We ensure our students get a programme of religious education that increases students’ mutual understanding and empathy and that values diversity and inclusion in our learning communities.
Sociology students at Oasis Academy Hadley will develop a greater understanding and awareness of key social structures, processes and issues through the study of families, education, crime and deviance, mass media and social stratification.
By studying sociology, students will develop transferable skills including how to:
- Investigate facts and make deductions
- Develop opinions and new ideas on social issues
- Analyse and better understand the social world