Our Curriculum

Oakland International School Abuja operates a broad based and balanced curriculum that affords every child the opportunity for free self-expression. We rigorously encourage and inculcate problem-solving skills in the pupils under our care. Our curriculum is specifically tailored to develop critical thinking skills, innovation, global citizenship, collaboration and cooperation in the pupils. We systematically develop the reading skills through our phonics programme throughout the Early Years and consolidate this in Key Stage 1. We develop our pupils’ Mathematics skills through practical approaches to concepts. We undertake investigative Mathematics to consolidate the understanding and consequently application of concepts effortlessly. We also expose the pupils to the Arts, Music, Drama, ICT, Humanities and PE for the total development and a holistic experience for the pupils.


EYFS

In the pre-primary years the children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum of England. The age band is 6 months to 5 years. The children are encouraged to develop their learning through play and outdoor activities thereby allowing them to develop socially and cognitively at their developmental level.


KEY STAGE 1

Key stage 1 of the National Curriculum of England consists of Year 1 and 2 which is from ages 5 to 7. Class and subject teachers are responsible for teaching English, Maths, Science, History, Geography ,PSHE, Social Studies, Art, ICT and French as a foreign language.


KEY STAGE 2

Key stage 2 of the National Curriculum of England consists of Years 3,4 ,5 and 6 which is from age 7 to 11. Class and subject teachers are responsible for teaching English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, PSHE, Social Studies, Art, ICT and French as a Foreign Language


LESSONS


Lessons are interesting, fun, and interactive. They incorporate all the three styles of learning. The interactive white board and other teaching aids and resources are used effectively for teaching and learning. We consider that every child matters and each child operates at their own pace, so we factor differentiated activities and provide early intervention through our Special Educational Needs team

ASSESSMENTS


All teachers continually assess their pupils in each subject as a normal part of their teaching. They provide a formal assessment of each pupil's progress in the core subject's of English, Mathematics and Science against the British National Curriculum standards when pupils reach the end of the academic year. Tests comply with standards set by the qualification and curriculum Authority of England and Wales

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS


At Oakland International School we provide exceptional support for each and every individual. Our children are tested and screened using the CAT 4 (Cognitive Abilities Test) and The HAST (Helen Arkell Spelling Test), which is a diagnostic spelling test.
When a child has specific learning difficulties, a full screening process can be afforded to enable a targeted Individual Educational Plan (IEP) to be put in place for the child. The child is then continually monitored to ensure progress is always being made. Our dedication and commitment is to develop each and every child at our school.
We have a dedicated Learning Skills Unit where children receive specific, targeted intervention in a one to one situation. We believe in sharing all learning successes across the school to ensure all our children have positive self-esteems and positive learning experiences.
We have strong links with experts here in Abuja in the field of dyslexia, autism spectrum disorder, ADD, ADHD and other learning difficulties.
We pride ourselves on getting results.