Our  curriculum

Students have access to a broad curriculum at Retford Oaks and are supported to make appropriate choices for the future based upon their educational and career aspirations. The diverse range of subjects enables students to nurture existing talents and develop new skills, all underpinned by a solid understanding of the core skills in maths, English and science.

A broad and balanced curriculum

Ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to access a wide and varied curriculum is crucial to engaging young minds. Hard work, excellent behaviour and a commitment to learning are essential requirements for all students. Lessons are developed to be appropriately challenging and are delivered through a variety of methods to engage students with their studies.

Our students work in a number of ways to extend and enhance their learning, studying in groups, in pairs and individually. Homework is an essential part of the learning experience which allows students to broaden and deepen their understanding of the topics studied.

Our curriculum is also supported through a series of learning enrichment opportunities, which cover a wide range of topics including managing personal finances, celebrating diversity within society, understanding and appreciating British values, and developing knowledge about a range of health issues. These ensure that students leave the academy equipped to take their place in the world as active, informed citizens.