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Our curriculum is designed to be comprehensive, broad, engaging but most of all relevant to the needs of the 21st Century.

Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9)

At Key Stage 3 pupils explore a wide range of subjects including English, maths science, humanities, technology, arts and languages.  As well as experiencing an array of academic disciplines we are also committed to the development of the whole child, promoting strong values and physical wellbeing through our PE and games programmes, in addition to the development of mental wellbeing and engagement with the wider world through our beliefs and issues (PSHE) curriculum.

Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11)

As pupils progress to Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11) there is a greater emphasis on depth and mastery in a slightly smaller number of subjects.  English (two GCSEs), Maths, Science (two or three GCSEs dependent on a Triple or Combined Science pathway) compliment four potential options subjects which are selected based on the pupil's personal preference.  Full details of the 2024-26 GCSE subject choices are detailed in the KS4 Booklet below.

Alongside academic studies is a comprehensive games and beliefs and issues programme which builds on the Key Stage 3 experience and demonstrates our commitment to character development and wellbeing for the entirety of the learning journey at OSH.


Learning Journeys

For a more detailed summary of each curriculum area in both Key Stage 3 and 4, please take a look at the five-year learning journeys below.


Key Stage 5 (Years 12 and 13)

The OSH Sixth Form post-16 subject options offers 20 A level subjects and BTEC Sport, and tailored subject support.  Accompanied by a suite of enrichment and co-curricular opportunities to not only complement the academic curriculum, but also to build students' transferable skills.  For the Years 12 and 13 curriculum, please visit the Sixth Form website link below,


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