Take a peek inside the classroom and discover the exciting lessons that the OSH curriculum has to offer.
Subject choices are only one part of the picture and that’s why we also recognise the importance of learning key skills. Throughout our curriculum, pupils are shown how to learn efficiently and effectively using different techniques. They will be challenged to solve problems, to work in teams, to manage different kinds of information and to communicate their findings in different ways. A careers programme complements and supports their preparation for life after school. Finally, and at all times, we will support and prepare them, so that they grow in independence and resilience. For us, this is as important as examination success because exams cannot by themselves prepare young people for the future.
Our society needs people who can stand on their own two feet and who can keep going, no matter what, and that’s why we aim to stretch, challenge and yet always support our pupils.
Our aims remain in keeping with those of our Founder, some 350 years ago, so that when your child leaves us he or she may make a genuine impact for the common good.
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In Year 9, and in addition to the subjects listed, they will be able to concentrate their academic efforts and focus more on the subjects they’ll study at GCSE.
Discover how sport helped Jack integrate into the school, by representing OSH in first team rugby.
Each year group has one afternoon of sport each week, and this experience is enhanced by regular PE lessons and Saturday fixtures, so whether it’s football, athletics, netball, cricket or anything else that takes our pupils’ fancy, we’ll do our utmost to help them realise their sporting ambitions.Download Sports activities
With nearly a third of our pupils choosing to play a musical instrument, we have a real breadth of opportunity for them to rehearse and perform at school, locally, and on tour.
The Music department has considerable success, with many students going on to study at universities and conservatoires. Music at OSH still provides an excellent non-career choice for enthusiastic and able musicians by allowing them to develop self-discipline, teamwork, creativity and confidence, all of which will prove immensely valuable in later life.
Musicians at OSH have had the opportunity to represent the school at concert events in Barcelona and Venice, whilst the student-organised ‘Battle of the Bands’ still proves to be one of the most popular events on the school calendar. Our links with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Central England Ensemble mean that they won’t be short of opportunities to take their musicianship as far as they can.
For more detailed information, please visit our music site.
Through trips to theatres, geography excursions, university maths lectures, science roadshows and orchestral performances, we seek to provide a fully-rounded learning experience which allows pupils to visualise first-hand the information they study in the textbooks.
Overseas visits to Rome, Berlin, North America and South East Asia both broaden horizons and build confidence in our pupils.
There is no shortage of exciting excursions at OSH. To find the perfect school trip, take a look at some of those we have planned for the upcoming academic year:Download Expeditions
If you need any further help or advice, please leave us your details and a member of the OSH admissions team will be in touch. Alternatively give us a call on 01384 817325 and we'll be happy to help.