Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community


"Creativity is experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun"

Mary Lee Cook

"Music can change the world because it can change people"  


Curriculum Intent

The purpose of the curriculum in REAL subjects at Oasis Brislington is to challenge students to improve themselves by focusing on four areas of development.

Personal confidence - REAL is designed to inspire students to develop personal confidence through building resilience and problem solving in all subject areas through exploration, experimentation and without fear of failure in a safe and supportive environment.

Creative skills - The studying of each subject exposes students to the journey of the mastery of creative skills and techniques which lead to personal expression and innovation. We challenge students to respond to the world around them and find ways to communicate their ideas through thinking, writing, designing, making and reflecting.

Aspirations – REAL subjects encourage the development of emotional intelligence where students are able to recognise and fulfil their potential through experiencing success. Having the highest aspirations for future plans and understanding how what they are learning can be applied in real world contexts is the foundation of learning. REAL subjects open the door to future career pathways by always looking outwards.

Cultural capital – in order to inspire creativity we study REAL subjects to develop curiosity of the world around us developing understanding of what came before; a sense of history and the cultural and social context that surrounds the creation and development of work in all subject areas. By exposing students to experiences in the real world it is possible to think bigger, engage with different cultures and ideas and become independent thinkers and doers.

Subject Intent

We study Music to inspire and motivate students to build confidence, resilience, discipline and transferable skills. Learning an instrument or singing promotes wellbeing supporting students to become happy, confident young people who can work successfully in teams or independently, able to perform in any situation. We value the ability to listen and encourage students to consider emotional literacy, through their work and the work of others. Music is not solely about sound but feeling and imagination. Studying Music allows students to become creative, confident young people with skills that they can take in to their future pathways.

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