Melksham Oak Learning & Education


At Melksham Oak Community School, our curriculum is designed to underpin our school ethos and values, giving all students the opportunity to learn about themselves and their relationships with others by working hard, being kind, and respecting each other.

Our curriculum is designed to be broad and balanced and to give our students the best opportunities in later life. It is underpinned by our belief in the limitless potential of our students and to create confident learners who thrive can in a changing world. It aims are:

  • To ensure that students are best prepared for national examinations and the increasing academic demands of terminal examinations.
  • To provide continuity and progression between the key stages.
  • To provide a coherent programme of personal, health, social, and economic education that prepares students for the challenges life presents.
  • To provide engagement and enrichment.
  • To provide expert, up-to-date careers guidance that is presented impartially and gives our students access to the best information available to schools.
  • To promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs (paying particular regard to the Equalities Act, 2010).
  • To develop and maintain the highest standards of literacy and numeracy across the curriculum so that students have essential skills for life.

Key Stage 3

Our KS3 curriculum is designed to provide a broad and balanced knowledge and skills base across a wide range of subjects. The curriculum aims for students to enjoy learning and develop the attitudes, understanding, skills, and confidence to thrive in a changing world.

Key Stage 4

Pathways are introduced at key stage 4 to ensure that students continue to follow a broad and balanced curriculum that is suited to their individual needs. We aspire for every student to complete year 11 with the best set of GCSE/level 2 qualifications to take them on to their next stage of learning, whether this is post-16 study, employment, or training.

Enrichment and Learning beyond the Classroom

We believe that learning takes place everywhere. School life is therefore enriched by a range of extracurricular activities. A broad spectrum of sporting, musical, scientific, and other activities are offered. Students enjoy success in an impressive range of creative and sporting activities throughout their school life. Travel and residential trips are also an integral part of broadening students’ experience. We offer trips to a wide range of destinations, including Berlin (history), Barcelona (BS and MFL), the World War I battlefields (history), New York (drama), and various locations as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.

Pathways Letter Download
Pathway 1 Handbook Download
Pathway 2 Handbook Download
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