Duration 3 weeks
Weekly study 3 hours
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Discover the key components of a strong secondary school science curriculum
On this course, you’ll be introduced to curriculum design for teaching science to students aged 11-19 years.
You’ll explore the advantages and disadvantages of various approaches, as well as how support for teachers can be modelled to support effective learning for students.
You’ll consider how practical work and maths skills for science can be embedded in a curriculum and how progression can be mapped effectively.
Through videos, discussion and tasks, you’ll engage with other teachers, share your experiences of planning science schemes of learning, and plan for future curriculum development.
What topics will you cover?
- What a good curriculum and scheme of work looks like.
- Mapping progression of subject knowledge and practical skills across the curriculum.
- The impact of assessment on different curriculum models.
- Working together as a department.
When would you like to start?
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Who is the course for?
This course is designed for heads of department, or aspiring heads of department, and teachers with responsibility for curriculum planning in secondary science subjects.
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