5-year plan: Blueprint

5-year plan: Blueprint

In response to the increasing demand of GCSE, we’ve developed a 5-year big ideas plan called Blueprint.  Instead of GCSE being largely a knowledge recall test, 60% of the marks are now for transferable understanding (called AO2) and higher level thinking (AO3).

So just delivering the content in the specification is not enough. Schools need to build conceptual understanding and scientific thinking skills progressively over 5 years.

Blueprint is designed from first principles to do this. First we unpacked the content in GCSE and built a progression of key concepts that lead towards the ‘big ideas’ that experts have, and integrated the skills. With this understanding students will become better at applying knowledge  (AO2) and analysing it (AO3). Grasping the concepts also makes it easier learn the details and facts that need to be memorised for exams. 

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Download introduction to Blueprint

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Blueprint Year 7 unit planners
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Short Description Year 7 unit planners are published and free to download. Year 8 is also published. Blueprint is a free...
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Blueprint Year 8 unit planners
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Short Description Year 8 unit planners are now published and free to download. Year 7 is also published.  Blueprint is a...
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Build a 5-year plan ebook
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Short description Publishing date 20th December. With new GCSE, teaching the content in the specification only prepares students for 40% of the marks. For...
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