Many of us believe science education is about preparing students for life as well as exams but are thwarted by an over-stuffed curriculum. A 5-year plan with built-in progression in ideas and skills has the potential both to prepare students for demanding new GCSE assessment criteria and to create space for meaningful learning.
What you most want to know:
- How does a 5 year curriculum work in practice?
- How do you properly develop skills like Working Scientifically over 5 years?
Other questions you want answered:
- What does progression look like over 5 years?
- Is it better to adapt existing schemes or buy in commercial products?
- How do you avoid repetition and boredom?
- How does you create the time for enrichment?
- How can you make a thematic curriculum linking STEM and non-STEM subjects?