Only 2 events with space available Stratford (31 Jan), Bedford (01 Mar)
You don’t need to teach to the test, says Ofsted Chief Inspector ‘A good curriculum” is just as likely to get good results. How? Think 5-years and apply the Laws of Mastery to your curriculum. This workshop will give you the tools to get your curriculum planning started. It’s practical, principled, and highly rated workshop.
Dates & venues
Bedford – 1st March
Workshop: Build a 5-year curriculum for Science
Venue: St Thomas More Teaching School
More details and sign up!
Summer term TBC
What you’ll get out of it
- Understand your curriculum’s weaknesses and how to improve
- Move towards a Y7-11 progression in big ideas and scientific enquiry practices
- How to teach students to excel at AO2 and AO3 in GCSE
- How to plan coherent topics with lessons that connect and build understanding
- How to integrate scientific enquiry with content, so students can really do science
1. Design a curriculum where all students can reach mastery
Define the accomplishments students will have by age 16. Prioritise meaningful learning through ‘big ideas’ and scientific enquiry processes. Then make these tangible with mastery outcomes for each topic, in a coherent progression across five years.
2. Plan teaching to mastery
Work out a teaching sequence that builds on students’ prior knowledge and systematically prepares them for the knowledge and thinking challenges involved in assessment objectives AO1, 2 And 3.
For more details, download our Curriculum evaluation tool
See more of the 5-year curriculum, by downloading the Year 7 unit planners
Feedback from teachers
“An inspiring day with so many ideas. I definitely plan to make a start and make changes.”
“I really enjoyed this philosophy on education; really made me think. I will be changing the way I do things.”
“Great concept ideas: I will be suggesting these to my Head of Department and using Big Ideas. Thanks for a very good learning experience.”
“A really helpful course and lots of great ideas to start implementing.”
“Very useful and relevant. Likely to make an immediate impact on planning for lessons.”
“Fabulous day – I’ve got a lot from it. Lots of good ideas and discussions.”
“Great to have topic/syllabus drawn up as I’ve been battling this in my own rewrite from scratch.”