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Ms J L Hamill (Headteacher)
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Super Curriculum

The Super Curriculum Programme at Oaks Park.


What is the Super Curriculum?


Our Super-Curriculum Programme at Oaks Park High School encapsulates all those activities that build up a love and increased knowledge of subjects beyond the curriculum studied in the classroom. Top universities and apprenticeships will be expecting students to demonstrate a love of their subject far beyond the confines of completing class and homework. The Super Curriculum creates an atmosphere of academic endeavour and aspires to ensure that students have strong aspirations for the future. The Super Curriculum programme also sees students become responsible for their own journey into their future careers, and will see them developing the skills necessary in ensuring that they can reach their potential.


The Super Curriculum Programme at Oaks Park High School includes regular competitions, workshops, lectures from academics and members of the alumni community and academic trips.  The activities and opportunities available for each student help them to develop their interests, self-awareness, confidence and esteem and should open students horizons to new experiences.


The Year 12 Super Curriculum Programme


In order to support our Year 12 students in developing the necessary skills and knowledge to support their applications to the top universities and apprenticeships we at Oaks Park have developed the Super Curriculum Programme.  Each week, students in Year 12 will be taking part in one hour of Super Curricular activities. This could involve mentoring in one of the subjects they are passionate in, supporting students at local primary schools or assisting in charities and special educational needs provision schools.

A flavour of the Super Curricular events at Oaks Park High School


Event What will this event involve?
PiXL ‘Going to Top’ University Conference. A group of Year 12 students attend a conference in London to begin supporting their applications to Russell Group universities. The conference will explain how students should go about making applications to competitive universities, including support with interviews and personal statement writing. This is part of Oaks Park’s continued aspiration to have our students attend the most prestigious universities.
Year 7 Aspiration Day As part of our continued drive at Oaks Park High School to ensure that all students have the high aspirations necessary to access the most competitive courses in further and higher education, we will be holding Aspiration Days for Year 7 students. These Aspiration Days will be facilitated by Westminster University, which is acclaimed for its excellent career and progression advice.
King’s College London Medical Skills Workshops Students from across the different key stages will be invited to listen to experienced doctors and medicine lecturers explain how the science of medicine works and will also be given a chance to explore how medicine works in practice. Students will be given the opportunity to hear about the kinds of routes medical students can take as part of their studies, as well as also informing students about the types of preparations needed to untake a medical related degree.
PwC Insight workshops These sessions include information about the recruitment processes, employability skills advice, coaching and an introduction to PwC and the profession, as well as information on work experience and leaver programme.
Future First Oaks Park is working with Future First to provide a programme for students on employability skills and exploring different strengths and weaknesses that they have. This enables students to also expand their understanding of different industries and businesses within the UK.
  TfL Innovate Challenge Supported by TfL the students will work in teams of four to six, the students must produce:

  • A filmed presentation in school (up to five minutes) with all team members contributing.
  • An ‘advert’ for their innovation (30 seconds).
  • A design of their innovation.

Team members will be assigned roles that reflect the real world and the best teams will be shortlisted to attend a final event in central London with senior TfL staff, stakeholders and suppliers. All the finalists’ presentations, adverts and designs will be showcased and the teams will answer questions from the TfL panel and supply chain experts before a winner is chosen. 35 of our Year 12 students have signed up to take part in this exciting challenge, and they already developing their ideas for an innovative new solution to London’s transport issues.

UCL Sutton Scholars Programme The programme develops independent research, group work, presentation and writing skills to support academic attainment. Students also explore their GCSE and A-Level choices, including facilitating subjects and consider their future study options.

Students should apply to take part to develop independent research, group work, presentation and writing skills; to support their academic attainment; to explore facilitating subjects and GCSE and A Level choices and to discover future study pathways including university and careers.

LSE Promoting Potential LSE’s Promoting Potential scheme aims to stimulate interest in the social sciences as well as encourage excitement and debate, support formal and informal learning and reach new audiences less engaged with higher education.


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