Study Programmes at Oakwood Community School
Our curriculum has been structured to allow personalisation of learning to be facilitated. Students may find that they wish to take advantage of elements of different pathways, for example by taking a mixture of A Levels, GCSEs, Functional Skills, or Level 3 vocational subjects.
The A Level Pathway
A Levels are excellent, well-known, well understood and demanding qualifications that will give students a good academic grounding in the subject(s) that they choose. They will allow students to progress onto virtually any university course as long as they choose a suitable combination of subjects and achieve appropriate grades. Students are currently able to choose A-Levels in Maths and/or English in Year 12 and continue until the end of Year 13.
The Vocational Pathway
The BTEC or City & Guilds pathway is an excellent pathway for students who want to study a range of subjects which require coursework completion as well as an examination. Students will learn through completing assignments from a range of units covering key components of the course. Subjects such as Business Studies, Barbering, Health and Social Care.
Level 2 Apprenticeship Programme and GCSE English and Maths
Students will be able to combine their studies with GCSE Maths and/or English resit if they did not achieve Grade 4 in these subjects. Students predominantly retaking these subjects will take part in a Level 2 programme in Motorbike Mechanics, Business Administration, Barbering, and Animal Care alongside a work skills qualification. This one-year course will enable students to develop their understanding before moving on to a Level 3 Vocational Pathway.