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Curriculum At Oxted we aim to deliver a quality curriculum that provides a stimulating and demanding education for all students. The curriculum is time-tabled in a ten day cycle of 50, one hour lessons. An outline of the curricular arrangements is given in the following sections. The size of our school enables us to cover a wide range of courses and meet students’ individual needs and interests more easily.

Teaching Group Arrangements We feel that it is important for children to have time to settle down in their new school before all setting decisions are made. Ability setting in some subjects like Maths and MFL is introduced quickly as it is our belief that linear subjects should have the facility to set children according to their own subject criteria. As the students progress through the school, more curriculum areas use setting so that the teaching level and pace of work is appropriate to the students’ needs. Within each subject, detailed schemes of work have been developed and a wide variety of teaching styles are employed to deliver the curriculum effectively and to generate interest and enthusiasm among the students. Additional support is given to students by the Head of Inclusion, classroom assistants and support teachers. Movement between groups is possible, frequent, and determined by students’ progress. This is constantly monitored through continuous assessment, regular testing, end-of-year examinations, and a diagnostic review of the progress of all students.

The Curriculum and Student Groupings for Key Stage 3 (Years 7 to 9) On entry into the school at the age of 11+, students are divided into two mixed ability populations, known as population A and population B, of equal size and each representing the full ability range. For registration and pastoral purposes students are divided into Houses, and each House has two or three mixed ability tutor groups. Members of a tutor group will therefore be in the same House. In Years 7 to 9 (Key Stage 3), all students follow a broad and enhanced National Curriculum. As Year 7 progresses and also in Year 8, students are grouped according to their ability in each of the following curriculum areas: English; Humanities; Languages; Mathematics and Science. This encourages able students to be extended, and those needing more help and support will receive it, usually in smaller classes. This means that a student who may be very good at Mathematics and might need more support in Science and English can be placed in a group that meets his or her needs. Therefore, students’ needs are met individually and not “averaged” out by placing them in the same class for all subjects.


Modern Foreign Languages Most students study two languages in Year 7, either French/German or Spanish/French. As they progress through the School, the majority of students select to focus on one language which they will take to GCSE level. In exceptional circumstances, if parents have an educational reason for requesting a preference, they may do so. Parents should be aware that requests are treated individually, acceptance is not automatic and might jeopardise the friendship groups in which the students have been placed.

The Curriculum for Key Stage 4 (Years 10 & 11) In Key Stage 4 of the National Curriculum, students will follow courses leading to GCSE or equivalent qualifications. In Year 9, students select their GCSE courses from a wide range of programmes. The full range of National Curriculum core and foundation subjects is available. However, we attempt to tailor students’ options to suit their particular needs. In pursuit of an individual learning programme for all students, we aim to provide a flexible curriculum which allows them to vary the number and type of qualifications they study. Many students still follow more traditional courses leading to GCSE qualification while others also study vocational courses with their GCSEs. It is possible for all students to follow a combination of courses which, if completed successfully, will lead to the English Baccalaureate (EBacc), by virtue of their option choices. Currently, in order to meet the criteria of the EBacc, students must attain GCSE grade 9-5 in Mathematics, English, Double or Triple Science, History or Geography, and a Modern Foreign Language. Full details of Key Stage 4 programmes are published annually in our “Year 10 Curriculum Choices” booklet.

The Sixth Form (Years 12 & 13) We have a vibrant Sixth Form that is popular and one of the largest in Surrey. Students’ achievements are considerable and varied. The majority of students follow A-Level courses. The school also offers BTEC Level 3 courses. Students are successfully prepared for Oxford and Cambridge entrance. Most students go on to degree courses at University. Some will pursue courses in other areas of Further Education, such as an Art Foundation, and others will go onto Apprenticeships. We provide a wide range of opportunities for Sixth Formers to exercise responsibility. They have their own Student Council, Sixth Form Council, (which organises social events such as the Christmas dinner and Year 13 Prom), and they publish their own Yearbook. Sixth Formers are also given the opportunity to become House and Deputy House Captains. The Head Boy and Head Girl and their deputies meet regularly with senior staff and make a valuable contribution to the general running of the School. The Sixth Form curriculum is broadened through school community service, charity fundraising, and work placements. All students have regular tutorials, where they are provided with expert advice on applications to Higher Education. Careers advice is available from our own staff and from an externally commissioned Careers Service. Sixth Form academic progress is closely monitored and a detailed review of each student’s work is made twice a term. Full details of Sixth Form courses are published in our Sixth Form Prospectus and we welcome applications from students wishing to join us from other schools.

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ENRICHMENT

Clubs and school trips

We aim to provide an extensive range of enrichment clubs and sports that all students can take part in either at lunchtime, after school or Saturday fixtures. The enrichment timetable is advertised on the School website, within the PE noticeboard, within tutor period and also in assemblies.

Athletics

Rounders

Oxted School offers an extensive range of opportunities for students outside of the classroom. Students are encouraged to take part in the enrichment activities on offer at lunchtime and after school, as well as school trips and visits that take place throughout the year.

Badminton

Rugby

Basketball

Running

Cheerleading

Swimming

Cricket

Tennis

Some of the Music activities on offer include:

Football

Trampolining

Samba club

Hockey

Volleyball

Netball

Junior and senior choir

Orchestra

Dance

String group

Keyboard club

Music theory club

We run an extensive range of enrichment sports clubs which include:

These clubs naturally change according to the time of year and an up-to-date list of all clubs can be found on our School website.

There are also many annual trips and visits. Last year these included: •

Duke of Edinburgh Award (Bronze, Silver and Gold)

History trip – Italy (Year 12 and Year 13)

Ski trip

Geography field trips

Year 8 camp

Iceland

History trip – First World War Battlefields in Belgium and France (Year 9)

Sponsored walk

Spanish exchange trip

This list gives an indication of some of the main trips which take place annually but we run many more trips throughout the year as opportunities arise, for example theatre visits. Last year 85 residential trips and visits took place.

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Oxted School Sport

Facilities We have an outstanding range of sports facilities which have benefitted from £275,000 worth of refurbishment, part funded by the Inspired Facilities National Lottery programme. •

Playing fields which include 2 x football pitches, 1 x rugby pitch, grid area, 1 x astro-turf cricket wicket, 3 x rounders pitches, 8-lane 400m athletics track, long jump pit, shot-put area and javelin area

Astro-turf (full size floodlit all-weather pitch) used for hockey and football

Sports hall used for basketball, badminton, indoor hockey, 4 x indoor cricket lanes and 5-a-side football

Gymnasium – gymnastics and trampolining

Multi-gym/fitness room – resistance machines and cardio-vascular machines

Tennis/netball courts – 9 x courts (Lawn Tennis Association) and 6 x netball courts

Outdoor basketball courts – 4 x outdoor basketball courts

Swimming Pool – outdoor heated pool


Homework and

Independent Learning

Homework is an essential part of learning. It helps students to consolidate what they have done; it gives them a chance to prepare for work to come, and helps them to develop independent study skills. Each student receives a Student Planner at the start of the school year. Students in Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 will be set homework on a regular basis, most of which will be via Frog, our virtual learning platform. Students should write homework that has been set in their planners, both to help themselves and to provide a record. In addition, students should use Independent Learning opportunities to further their progress.

The Library The Library offers a welcoming working environment where students can develop their learning skills. Staffed by two experienced Librarians, it is open from 8.00am to 5.00pm daily, closing at 4.30pm on Fridays. The library has 15 computers for student work and independent research and is complemented by a computer room housing 32 computers for Sixth Form use. Information folders, newspapers and journals complete the resources and help is always available for students. .

Inclusion

Team

Special Education Needs The Inclusion Team provides in-class support and individual education programmes for students with learning difficulties. The team work alongside subject specialists helping to differentiate the curriculum so that those students with special educational needs are able to achieve their potential. This team supports the work of the House system by offering individual support for students who are experiencing difficulties, and support for staff to meet individual students’ needs. In-class support is available and we also work with students and staff using solution-focused techniques.

Specialist Centre for Students with Visual Impairment The Centre for Students with Visual Impairment is resourced to support up to 14 students in the mainstream school. It is well equipped and staffed to meet the needs of students who are blind or have a visual impairment, of all abilities between the ages of 11 and 19. If you have a child with a visual impairment please contact the Head of Centre.

Challenging The More Able Shortly after joining the School, all students sit a profiling test called MidYIS, which provides us with valuable data about their skills and abilities. This is a national measure and the system most commonly used in schools. We also refer to students’ Key Stage Two outcomes for these students and intervention strategies are implemented to ensure that the potential of these students is realised. In addition, to the strategies teachers will employ for teaching more able students, we also offer a range of enrichment activities throughout the year.

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Exam Results Year 11 Headline Results 2017 All Subjects

Oxted School

% of A*-A (9-7) Grades

21%

% A*-C (9-4) Grades

68%

Year 11 GCSE Results – Summer 2017 Entries

9

8

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

U

X

9-7

9-5

9-4

English

278

13

23

23

37

63

36

49

19

9

5

1

21%

57%

70%

English Literature

275

17

20

24

37

57

43

29

30

12

5

1

22%

56%

72%

Mathematics

278

10

20

28

31

48

71

33

22

14

0

1

21%

49%

75%

Total

831

40

63

75

105

168

150

111

71

35

10

3

21%

54%

72%

Subject Name GCSE 9-1

04

GCSE Results achieved by students at the end of Key Stage 4:


Year 11 GCSE Results – Summer 2017 Subject Name GCSE A*-G

GCSE Results achieved by students at the end of Key Stage 4:

Entries

A*

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

U

X

% A*-A

% A*-C

Add Science

224

15

36

69

49

43

9

2

0

1

0

23%

75%

Art - Design

11

0

0

2

5

2

2

0

0

0

0

0%

64%

Art - Fine

37

2

6

10

10

7

1

0

0

1

0

22%

76%

Art - Photo

13

0

1

2

9

0

0

1

0

0

0

8%

92%

Bus Studies

70

0

19

13

15

8

9

3

2

1

0

27%

67%

Classical Civil

22

2

6

3

7

1

0

1

2

0

0

36%

82%

Computer Sc

37

3

9

6

2

6

3

4

3

1

0

32%

54%

Core Science

277

6

31

58

79

48

34

15

5

1

0

13%

63%

Drama

33

1

7

10

6

5

2

1

1

0

0

24%

73%

Food Tech

14

0

2

5

1

2

2

2

0

0

0

14%

57%

French

82

7

14

15

24

12

8

1

1

0

0

26%

73%

Further Add Sc

13

5

0

5

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

38%

92%

Geography

136

17

18

32

35

18

7

8

1

0

0

26%

75%

German

61

4

11

15

10

13

7

0

1

0

0

25%

66%

Graphic Prod

21

1

0

4

2

6

5

2

0

1

0

5%

33%

History

131

16

20

28

24

22

11

4

2

1

3

27%

67%

ICT

72

0

6

8

16

15

4

9

6

8

0

8%

42%

Media Studies

31

5

5

8

6

3

1

2

0

1

0

32%

77%

Music

14

1

5

5

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

43%

100%

PE Full

24

0

2

4

10

6

1

1

0

0

0

8%

67%

RE

274

31

36

56

41

35

31

17

14

9

4

24%

60%

Res Mats

27

1

0

5

4

7

3

6

1

0

0

4%

37%

Sociology

52

5

10

13

8

9

3

1

2

1

0

29%

69%

Spanish

64

4

8

7

14

14

10

5

1

1

0

19%

52%

Textiles

18

1

2

2

4

1

3

3

1

1

0

17%

50%

Total

1758

127

254

385

386

284

156

88

43

28

7

22%

66%

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Year 11 Vocational Awards – Summer 2017 Subject Vocational D*-P

Entries

D*

D

M

P2

P1

U

X

%D*-D

%D*-P2

Bus L1/2 Award CWG GCSE

7

0

0

3

2

2

0

0

0%

71%

PE BTEC L1/2 CWG GCSE

28

0

0

6

20

2

0

0

0%

93%

ECDL L2 IT App Skills GCSE

7

6

0

1

0

0

0

0

86%

100%

CACHE L2 CWG GCSE

22

0

3

9

10

0

0

0

14%

100%

Total

64

6

3

19

32

4

0

0

14%

94%

Year 13 GCE A2 Level Results – Summer 2017 A2 Subjects

06

GCE A2 results achieved by students at the end of their second year of study:

Entries

A~*

A

B

C

D

E

U

A*-B

A*-E

Art - Design

4

0

0

2

1

1

0

0

50%

100%

Art - Fine

9

1

1

2

3

2

0

0

44%

100%

Art - Photo

11

0

0

3

5

3

0

0

27%

100%

Biology KS5

17

0

2

6

4

5

0

0

47%

100%

Bus Studies

24

0

1

6

8

4

4

1

29%

96%

Chemistry

11

1

2

4

1

3

0

0

64%

100%

Class Civil

4

0

2

1

1

0

0

0

75%

100%

Comm Studies

25

0

2

5

11

6

1

0

28%

100%


Year 13 GCE A2 Level Results – Summer 2017 A2 Subjects

GCE A2 results achieved by students at the end of their second year of study:

Entries

A~*

A

B

C

D

E

U

A*-B

A*-E

Computer Science

2

0

0

1

0

0

1

0

50%

100%

DT

2

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0%

100%

Economics

33

2

9

13

7

2

0

0

73%

100%

Eng & Eng Lit

21

0

1

2

8

8

2

0

14%

100%

Eng Lit KS5

16

0

1

4

6

4

1

0

31%

100%

French KS5

4

0

2

2

0

0

0

0

100%

100%

Further Math

7

1

4

2

0

0

0

0

100%

100%

Geography

19

1

5

6

3

4

0

0

63%

100%

German

4

0

0

2

2

0

0

0

50%

100%

Gov & Pol

16

0

1

7

3

4

1

0

50%

100%

Health & Soc

7

0

0

0

3

3

1

0

0%

100%

History

28

2

3

3

10

5

5

0

29%

100%

ICT

10

0

0

0

1

5

3

1

0%

90%

Maths

41

6

11

4

10

7

3

0

51%

100%

Media Studies

18

0

2

3

8

5

0

0

28%

100%

Music

3

0

0

0

0

2

1

0

0%

100%

PE

5

1

1

1

2

0

0

0

60%

100%

Physics

13

0

3

7

0

3

0

0

77%

100%

Psychology

27

0

0

11

6

8

1

1

41%

96%

RE

5

0

0

0

1

3

0

1

0%

80%

Sociology

23

2

4

12

4

1

0

0

78%

100%

Spanish

2

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

50%

100%

TOTAL

411

16

58

110

110

89

24

4

45%

99%

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A2 Vocational – Summer 2017 L3 Vocational

Entries

D~*

D

M

P

U

D*-D

D*-P

App Sc L3 Sub Dip

9

6

2

0

1

0

89%

100%

Business Studies L3 Sub Dip

6

3

2

0

1

0

83%

100%

C Media L3 Sub Dip

4

0

0

2

2

0

0%

100%

PE BTEC L3 Sub Dip

7

2

0

3

2

0

29%

100%

T&T L3 Sub Dip

4

1

1

2

0

0

50%

100%

Child L3 Nat Awd Y13

11

0

0

3

7

1

0%

91%

ICT L3 Sub Dip

1

0

0

1

0

0

0%

100%

42

12

5

11

13

1

40%

98%

TOTAL

08


Admissions

Policy Summary The aim of this policy is to ensure that school places are offered in a fair and consistent way, to maintain the comprehensive and community ethos of the school and to maintain the number on roll at a manageable level. The closing date for parents’ decisions on Year 7 entry is usually before October half term and all information is sent to the Local Area Office. At the beginning of December the school is informed how many students are seeking admission. During the Spring Term the Education Authority offers places to students up to the Published Admission Number (PAN) and those parents who have not been offered places then consider the appeals procedure if they so wish. We adhere to Surrey County Council’s admission criteria, which is: 1. Looked after and previously looked after children 2. Exceptional social/medical needs 3. Siblings 4. Children living within the catchment area and who attend one of the following partner/feeder schools: •

Crockham Hill CofE Primary School (Kent)

St John’s CofE (Aided) Primary School

Dormansland Primary School

St Mary’s CofE Junior School

Godstone Village School

St Stephen’s CofE Primary School

Holland Junior School

Tatsfield Primary School

Lingfield Primary School

Woodlea Primary School

Bletchingley Village School

5. Those children who live in the catchment area but do not attend one of the partner/ feeder schools named above 6. Any other children If there is oversubscription within any criteria, priority will be given to children who live furthest from their nearest alternative school as measured by straight line from the address point of the student’s house, as set by Ordnance Survey, to the nearest school gate for students to use. This is calculated using the Admission and Transport team’s Geographical Information System.

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Catchment Area Oxted School, Bluehouse Lane, Oxted, Surrey, RH8 0AB Tel: 01883 712425 Fax: 01883 723973 Email: frontdesk@oxtedschool.co.uk www.oxtedschool.org

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