Welcome to Oasis Academy Enfield
The Oasis Academy Enfield was founded in 2007 and our success and reputation has led to us being one of the most popular providers in the local area.
There are many reasons why students are coming to the Academy, but here are some that are particularly worth mentioning:
Personal learning experience: All students are treated as individuals so there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach. Personalising learning is our aim, giving students the education they need and want. Learning is active, hands on, engaging and fun.
Academic success: This year saw our first ever A-Level and BTEC Level 3 exam results for both Y12 and Y13 students. We were delighted with our 97% pass rate in A2 and BTEC Level 3 qualifications alongside the 95% pass rate in our AS. Our comprehensive Sixth Form features BTEC qualifications strongly and we are delighted that 53% of our BTEC Level 3 students achieved the highest awards of “Distinction” and “Distinction-Star.” qualifications.
Outstanding facilities: Our £30M inspirational building has state-of-the-art classroom facilities as well as specialist areas for sport and performing arts. The central atrium provides a focal point to the building and is used as a meeting point, lunchtime café and learning space. In September 2012 we received £1.2M to convert an office building on Innova Park into our new Sixth Form Centre, which combines study, teaching and social facilities. Our Sixth Form Centre and its proximity to a wide range of companies on the business park reminds our students that the world of work is not far away and provides vocational learning opportunities that bring their coursework to life. Our 500 computers form a part of our excellent ICT provision and each year we refresh our stock with faster, modern models such as a stock of iPads that we have recently bought for the library. The Academy also has a state-of-the-art music recording studio, radio station, fitness centre and car workshop in addition to the wide range of facilities that you would expect to find in any high achieving school.
Helping you to succeed
Our curriculum has been carefully designed to reflect the aspirations and meet the needs of our students. Our course offer caters for all students, regardless of their starting point, allowing every single individual to make progress towards their personal goals.
We offer A-levels in a range of traditional facilitating subjects highly regarded by universities, as well as more modern A-level courses such as Media Studies, Business and ICT that have clear real-world applications.
We are unique in the number of BTEC’s we offer. For those seeking professional and vocational study opportunities, we offer a variety of BTEC Level 3 subsidiary diplomas. These courses can be combined freely with A-levels, allowing students the flexibility to study in both professional and academic pathways at the same time and in a way that complements their strengths and supports their areas for development.
Regardless of the type of course, you will find that our teachers have outstanding subject knowledge, strong teaching skills and a deep-rooted commitment to helping students progress. What makes our Sixth Form so distinctive is our willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty in supporting our pupils to succeed. With key educational partners such as the PiXL organisation, Alps and The Access Project, we have plenty of expertise at our disposal to help you reach the next level.
No matter your starting point, whether your goal is higher education, employment or an apprenticeship, we will go the extra mile to help you reach your desired destination.
Oasis Plus is a new package of activities designed to give you the skills, experience and confidence to succeed at the highest level and have access to the best jobs, the most sought after university places, and the most fulfilling careers. Through Oasis Plus we want to give you that ‘something extra’, something that will mark you out to employers and university admissions tutors as a special candidate, on top of your excellent grades. We know that, as an Oasis Academy Enfield student, you are special; Oasis Plus allows you to demonstrate your talents and build on them.
Oasis Plus consists of four strands. The first is our guidance and support programme, delivered in partnership with The Access Project, which pairs you with mentors based with blue-chip companies in the City of London and elsewhere; the second is our employability placement programme.
This is delivered in partnership with Enfield Learning and Skills for Work Service, involving a half a day a week on placement with a local employer for a term, developing real experience of how workplaces operate and what demands the world of work will make of you. Employers involved, most of whom are based on Innova Park, are drawn from a range of industries and include national and international businesses including John Lewis and Sony.
Thirdly, a series of short Oasis Plus ‘special interest’ courses delivered in partnership with Barnet and Southgate College enable you to supplement your mainstream studies with the development of entrepreneurial or practical skills in an area where you may always have had an interest.
Finally, a partnership with the local voluntary sector opens up a range of volunteering opportunities. This provides a valuable way of developing your own skills and knowledge while making a real contribution within the community or to a cause that matters.
We want every one of our students, including every member of our Sixth Form, to develop into an effective citizen and a valued member of tomorrow’s workforce, either as an employee or an entrepreneur. Oasis Plus is a practical expression of this aspiration and a central part of the Sixth Form experience at Oasis Academy Enfield.
Support and guidance
The quality of care, guidance and support is something that truly sets our Sixth Form apart. Our staff have a passion for helping students to achieve their goals, and show this commitment through the many hours that they spend supporting Sixth Formers in coursework and preparing them for exams.
Each term, we put on an array of raising-attainment activities outside ordinary lesson times, designed to help students progress towards their target grades. In designing these raising attainment strategies, we receive cutting edge advice from the PiXL organisation – a supporting body with a proven record that now works with over 400 schools in the UK. At Oasis Academy Enfield, we have invested in a first-class team to lead Sixth Form achievement.
Our students are supported by a dedicated Assistant Principal - Director of Post- 16 Studies, a pastoral head of Year 12 and 13, and a full-time administrative assistant. Together, this team ensures that the highest standards are maintained for our Sixth Form students.
Each Sixth Former will find themselves part of a ‘learning family’ of around 20 students, with a ‘learning guide’ who knows their strengths, oversees their achievements and communicates directly with their family. This personal approach helps students in our Sixth Form to thrive in an atmosphere of close support.
As part of Oasis Plus, Sixth Formers at Oasis Academy Enfield have the chance to sign up to The Access Project, which is unique amongst Enfield schools. The Access Project supports students to work towards higher education by pairing them with graduate mentors from top London companies. These mentors will advise you on your work and your university applications, giving you expert guidance and putting you on a fast track to success.
What the students say
“This year I have studied Further Maths at UCL. My school was very supportive and believed that I could be successful and even paid for my extra tuition at the university. I am proud of my achievements this year, gaining four AS levels at A grade. This was only possible because of the support given to me by the school and The Access Project, which OAE uses to help and support us in our studies.”
Toyo – currently studying Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics in Year 13
“My teachers are very supportive of my studies and have really guided me. I am now more determined than ever to succeed.”
Georgina – currently studying History, Psychology and Sports in Year 13
“I have enjoyed my time at the Academy so far, as Headboy I am excited with the re-launch of the Sixth
Form Societies and I am particularly looking forward to being a part of and leading the Debating Society which I think will benefit my passion for public speaking and ignite the same passion in others.’’
Jodran – currently studying History, English Literature, Sociology and Philosophy in Year 13
“There are always opportunities to extend our ability, this summer I was accepted into a computer coding
course at the University of East Anglia’s Summer School, without the teachers who encouraged me to apply and helped me step-by-step I would not have had this experience. It was informative and fun!”
Ugur – currently studying ICT, Business Studies, Turkish and Graphics in Year 13
“The teaching staff here at OAE are very supportive, I was very pleased with my AS results. Being in the Student Leadership Team as Deputy Headboy has given me opportunities to take on responsibilities and I really enjoyed hosting celebration evening.’’
Dylan – currently studying History, Philosophy and Sociology in Year 13
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Oasis Academy Enfield directly.