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Pupils’ social, moral, spiritual and cultural development is outstanding. Pupils are very well prepared for the next steps in education, training and employment.

-Ofsted 2014

**Proposal of Changes to Curriculum and Assessment 2017**

The renowned historian Ibn Khaldun offers some advice in his book ‘Al-Muqaddmun’, which the well-known leader of the Muslims Harun Rashid passed on to his son’s teacher.

He said: “O Ahmar, verily the leader of the Muslims (referring to himself) is entrusting in your care his beloved, so take him under your wing. Make his obedience to you unconditional and let him regard you as if you are the leader of the Muslims. Teach him to read and understand the Qur’an and acquaint him with the traditions of our noble Prophet Mohammad (s). Teach him poetry and literature and make him aware of the times at which he should speak and when he should remain silent. Do not let him waste his time and ensure that he is always engaged in beneficial activities and cultivate him with closeness and kindness”.

The above narration encapsulates the essence of Olive’s aspiration. We are committed to the pursuit of academic excellence and Islamic development.

At Olive the emphasis is on providing a first class education in a secure environment where the individual pupil's development is regularly monitored and assessed. The comprehensive curriculum will thoroughly prepare our pupils for higher or further education.


 

At Olive Secondary School the emphasis is on providing a first class education in a secure environment where the individual pupil's development is regularly monitored and assessed. The comprehensive curriculum will thoroughly prepare our pupils for higher or further education.

The subjects covered provide a broad range of information that are delivered in effective and creative ways to ensure that the students are challenged as well as enjoying their time learning at school.

Throughout the school we place emphasis upon the areas of public speaking, community work and leadership/ life skills. This forms part of our enrichment and empowerment drive. This is woven into the curriculum and the school day throughout form time, competitions, and themed weeks to enable development in these areas.

A novel KS3 Curriculum which involves Functional Skills (Level 1 & 2) in English, Mathematics and ICT which are equivalent to half a GCSE and Entry Level Certificate Science double award. We believe this better prepares students for KS4.

The GCSE bundle the school offers is a rigorous one comprising of English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Religious Studies, Urdu, History, Citizenship, ICT and Arabic.

It is hoped that the students will be able to take any career path of their choice by the time they leave school.

 


 

 We currently offer Olive College students the following courses:

Edexcel Level 3 Extended Qualification

Edexcel Level 3 Extended Projects support students with the transition to higher education or into the world of work. They provide opportunities for the development of critical, reflective, problem-solving and independent learning skills through the planning, research and evaluation of a self-selected project.

Core Level 3 Maths Qualification

The aims and objectives of the Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Certificate in Mathematics in Context are to enable students to:  Develop competence in the selection and use of mathematical methods and techniques.

Develop confidence in representing and analysing authentic situations mathematically, and in applying mathematics to address related questions and issues.

Build skills in mathematical thinking, reasoning and communication.

A-Level Psychology 

Edexcel A level Psychology specification aims to develop students’ appreciation of the scientific nature of psychology, and allow them to engage in contemporary debates through an understanding of research.

Learners will gain an essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and how they relate to each other. A series of short and manageable practical experiments and tests allow students to develop an active knowledge of the scientific aspects of psychology.

 

  • Attainment 8 score – 48.32
  • percentage of pupils who got a good pass in English and Maths – 47%
  • percentage of pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate combination of subjects (this means pupils who got a GCSE grade C or above in English, maths, 2 sciences, a language, and history or geography) – 0%
  • student ‘destinations’ (the percentage of students who continue in education or training, or move on to employment at the end of 16 to 19 study) 100%

Safeguarding

Every one of you people is a shepherd. And every one is responsible for whatever falls under his responsibility. A man is like a shepherd of his own family, and he is responsible for them."

-Bukhari, Muslim

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Child Protection

The following couplet summarises the effect a parent has upon his/her child: The parent is like a mirror, the reflection it gives, the child adopts. If the reflection is good, the child is good. If the reflection is bad, the child is bad. The first and foremost desire of parents is to prepare their child for a bright and successful future.

Thus every parent hopes and wishes that their children be pious with excellent character but this can only be achieved if the correct method towards this goal is adopted and the right environment created from the very beginning

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Why Us? Read it Yourself!

  • With a need for an Islam-compliant environment and quality education I arrived at Olive Secondary School in its early days of the year 2008. Olive provided me with the opportunity to study two sets of curriculum, allowing me to develop spiritually/morally and academically. Always being offered a personal concern and effort from the hardworking staff and school members is what has made this truly unique for me. And after 7 years, our journey at Olive comes to an end as students, as we leave with the best years of our life and the most precious of memories. Teaching more than just books, Olive is an outstanding place to learn.

    Olive Student

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